CERAC, inc. has developed a series of pre-melted refractory oxide materials for electron-beam evaporation processes. The addition of these products to the company's comprehensive line of thin film materials represents its commitment to deliver value to customers in the optical coatings industry. "We saw an opportunity to provide a value-added service to our customers," said E.J. Strother, vice president of Business Development. "These melted materials offer reduced outgassing and spitting, allow for longer coating runs due to the increased density over sintered materials, and deliver cost savings by reducing overall cycle times for customers."