Supporting Positive Environmental and Social Progress

Our products are used in a broad range of industries and applications. In particular, our products contribute to indirectly driving positive environmental and social impact and progress, including through:

  • Clean Energy and Renewable Applications
  • Sustainable and Ethical Applications
  • Sustainable and Efficient MKS Products
  • Environmental Safety and Compliance

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Clean Energy and Renewable Applications

Clean Energy is defined as energy that is produced through means that does not pollute the atmosphere, and therefore has the least amount of impact on the environment. The primary sources of clean energy are solar energy, hydro energy and wind energy. At MKS, we develop and manufacture products that are sold into Clean Energy applications.

We sell a number of products to support the solar energy markets:

  • Our flow, valve, and pressure measurement products control vacuum pressure and the delivery of gases used in the fabrication of photovoltaic cells.
  • Our mass spectrometers are used by solar thin film manufacturers to optimize their process.
  • Our lasers and photonics components are used in solar panel manufacturing, such as patterning, scribing, drilling and doping.
  • We help improve solar panel sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiencies compared to traditional processes.
  • And our solar simulators are used in the testing and characterization of photovoltaic solar cells.
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Sustainable and Ethical Applications

Environmental and Sustainable applications are those that contribute to stronger livelihoods and more maintainable environments. This requires a responsible interaction with the environment to avoid reduction or damage to natural resources and to enable long-term environmental quality.

At MKS, we develop and manufacture products that are sold into Environmental and Sustainable applications across the key markets we serve: Semiconductor, Industrial, Life and Health Sciences, Research, and Defense.

  • Our gas analyzers are used in the automobile production process, measuring pollutants during the engine and catalyst development phases.
  • They are also used in power generation and incineration applications, measuring gases and volatile organic compounds to ensure government regulatory compliance.
  • Our gas analyzers are used in safety and security applications, monitoring chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals in the air, protecting the military personnel and the general public in government buildings and public venues.
  • Companies use our mass spectroscopy products to monitor coating processes for improved performance and efficiency for applications such as battery electrode and fuel cell manufacturing.
  • And in a medical extrusion manufacturing application, our automation and controls analytics solution help minimize energy use by 25-30%, on average.
  • We also continue to innovate and develop our products to support the growth of breakthrough industries, including synthetic diamonds. In this application, our products provide energy to the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) chamber to facilitate synthetic diamond growth. Lab-created diamonds are chemically and optically identical to their mined counterparts and are responsibly sourced in accordance with international human rights and labor standards as well as being CarbonNeutral ® product certified.
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Sustainable and Efficient MKS Products

We also manufacture products that are sustainable, in and of themselves:

  • Our ultra-high concentration dissolved Ozone systems are used in the photoresist strip market as an environmentally friendly alternative to aggressive acid mixes.
  • There are many applications across markets such as life and health science and industrial that use our pressure, flow and valve products to reduce power consumption.
  • In addition, our laser products are used for cutting in the life and health science and industrial markets for more efficient product manufacturing, reducing or eliminating the need for post processing.
  • Our high-density interconnect (HDI) drilling solution provides significant weight and footprint savings compared to competing solutions and enables a technician to safely and easily service the tool.

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MKS Comprehensive Service & Repair Program

MKS has a comprehensive service and repair program to maximize the value and longevity of our products. The global network of 18 MKS Service Centers located throughout North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific ensures that our customers have direct access to repair, refurbishment, and calibration services when and where they need them.

Our program:

  • Extends the life of our customers’ equipment
  • Drives more predictability
  • Increases uptime and tool availability
  • Improves productivity

Visit our Global Service Program page to learn more about our service and repair offerings.

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Environmental Safety and Compliance

  • Our air analyzers provide ambient air monitoring to detect pollutants and toxic chemicals near critical public infrastructure as well as industrial plants.
  • Our gas analyzers provide Chemical Emission Stack monitoring of nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, ammonia, hydrochloric acid, hydrofluoric acid, and volatile organic compounds from power generation and incineration sources to ensure regulatory compliance.