Microfluidics MEMS glass

The benefits of glass

The use of glass for microsystem is a good choice if the application needs excellent optical transparency combined with chemical inertness, mechanical stability and excellent flatness. Making it a substrate material that many applications can benefit from. Its characteristics make it a popular material for pharmaceutical and life science research applications.

With glass as substrate material it is possible to realise very precise and smooth micro- and nanostructures. Also, it is possible to profit from its dielectric properties, high seal resistance and absence of auto-fluorescence. Therefore, glass is excellent material for integrating electrical and sensing functions on a device and for creating hybrid microfluidic and MEMS devices.

Types of glass

At Micronit the most used types of glass are:

  • Borofloat
  • D263 
  • Fused silica
  • Mempax
  • B270
  • AF45
  • AF32

Do you have another type of glass in mind? Please, feel free to contact us directly. We will be happy to assist you.