In addition to these general procedures, we have developed proprietary methods and modifications to manufacture specific sulfides (binary and multinary with specific additives to modify physical characteristics) for a variety of applications including batteries, luminescent materials for displays, data storage, radiation detection, and a variety of covert/security applications.
We select the most appropriate process to meet customer requirements, and fine tune these procedures, thereby enabling processes to be operated controllably to ensure appropriate purity, stoichiometry and particle size. Our manufacturing capacity for some specialty sulfides is currently in the range of multi-ton quantities.
It is important to stress that many items are custom synthesized and, for economic reasons, we may only be able to offer these with a 1-10kg minimum order quantity. We frequently work with our customers, (always on a strictly confidential basis) to develop new products, and seamlessly implement scale-up procedures to meet their production requirements.
Sulfides are manufactured at Lorad by a wide range of methods: