Monocrystal enables high-volume LED and optical applications with 300-kg KY sapphire crystals

July 13, 2015
Stavropol, Russia – Monocrystal, a global leader in synthetic sapphire growing and processing, recently produced the world’s first 300 kg KY crystal.

Monocrystal demonstrated its capability to grow high quality 300 kg sapphire crystal through its proprietary modified Kyropoulos method.

Sapphire grown by Monocrystal has become the material of choice in such applications as LED manufacturing, optical products and RFICs, due to consistency in quality and ongoing cost reduction initiatives.

“We are committed to helping our customers enable large size sapphire applications in both LED and consumer electronics by growing extra-large sapphire crystals. At the same time, larger crystals will drive sapphire cost down and open new price sensitive markets to us. Our 300 kg crystals put Monocrystal production scalability to a revolutionary level and are vital for broader sapphire adoption in smartphones and other handsets, where glass is still the mainstream,” Monocrystal’s CEO Oleg Kachalov commented.

Monocrystal has been developing sapphire crystal growing technology for more than thirty years and the 300 kg crystal represents a significant milestone in expanding its capabilities both in capacity development and cost reduction.

About Monocrystal
Monocrystal is a leading supplier of sapphire products for LED and metallization pastes for solar industries. The company’s product portfolio includes large diameter sapphire substrates and cores for LED manufacturing, bricks and cores for consumer electronics, optical windows and screen printing pastes for silicon wafer solar cells. The company exports more than 98% of its products to more than 25 countries worldwide.


Eugene Zalozhny - Monocrystal
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