supplier of chemicals to the semiconductor wafer fabrication market for use in the copper damascene process. Enthone also supplies products for other applications such as performance coatings for high-density computer memory disks, metallic coatings to shield plastic housings of electronic devices against electromagnetic interference and high performance coatings for electronic connectors. It provides corrosion, wear-resistant and decorative coatings for various non-electronic applications including: electroless nickel for corrosion protection and wear-resistance of automobile parts, oil and gas industry equipment, medical instruments and aerospace components; coatings and topcoats to protect ferrous metals; and decorative finishes for automobiles, furniture, household appliances, jewellery and other precious metals products. Laminates: The Laminates sector supplies a range of laminates and other materials used in the fabrication of PCBs. It operates under the name Polyclad, and manufactures laminates, prepregs and other substrate materials used in the fabrication of the structure of a PCB. Precious Metals Cookson’s Precious Metals division supplies precious metals fabricated into casting grains, wire, sheet, tubing, chain and jewellery components known as ‘findings’. It is also a manufacturer of semi-finished and finished jewellery items. Products manufactured by Cookson Precious Metals are as follows: Semi-finished mill products are precious metals which are processed into products such as sheet, wire, tubing and casting grains. Findings and components are products manufactured out of semi-finished mill products and include beads, clasps, chain, pins, posts, earnuts and balls. Finished goods are produced in the final stage of the jewellery manufacturing value chain. They include earrings, rings and chains. Other finished goods supplied by Cookson Precious Metals include ear-piercing systems, recognition award and incentive jewellery, sterling silver giftware and objets d’art. The Customers include designer jewellers, jewellery manufacturers, mass market retailers, high street jewellers, independent craftsmen, artisans and goldsmiths. The division also supplies blanks for coins and medals to the US Mint and of trophies and other recognition awards to sports teams and companies. History Cookson Group plc was founded in 1704.
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