Product News: Optics & Photonics

Anti-Newton Ring Coatings can be UV or thermally cured.

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Press Release Summary:

May 1, 2014 - UV-curable Vueguard® 901 AN, 902 AN, 903 AN, 904 AN, and 907 AN are respectively available for polycarbonate, PMMA (acrylic), PET/PETG, ABS, and glass substrates. Also available, thermal cure Zestguard 907 AN is suitable for glass substrates. All products, exhibiting chemical and abrasion resistance, completely eliminate Newton rings from LCDs, displays, and optical filters.

Performance Coatings International Laboratories, LLC, Home of Vueguard®

600 South Murray Street, Bangor, PA, 18013, USA

Original Press Release

PCI Labs Announces New Anti-Newton Ring Coatings!

Press release date: April 30, 2014

Bangor, PA

PCI Labs announced today the market introduction of new, high performance Anti-Newton Ring Coatings!

Anti-Newton Ring Coatings Process Substrate
Vueguard® 901 AN UV-Curable Polycarbonate
Vueguard® 902 AN UV-Curable PMMA (Acrylic)
Vueguard® 903 AN UV-Curable PET/ PETG
Vueguard® 904 AN UV-Curable ABS
Vueguard® 907 AN UV-Curable Glass
Zestguard 907 AN Thermal Glass

Newton's rings appear as concentric alternating bright and dark rings centered at the point of contact between two surfaces; as in a spherical (lens) and an adjacent flat surface and are irritating while viewing electronic displays. These rainbow color rings are formed when two surfaces are pressed together. They are generated due to the interference between the light waves reflected from the top and bottom surfaces of the "air layer" formed between the lens and the flat sheet. The light rings are caused by constructive interference, while the dark rings by destructive interference. In LCD's, Newton's rings appear by the close contact between the light diffusion plate and light guide.

PCI Labs new Anti-Newton Ring, UV-curable Vueguard® 900 AN series of coatings for optical clear polymeric substrates and glass and the thermal cure Zestguard 907 for glass, offer outstanding chemical and abrasion resistant properties, while completely eliminating the annoying Newton's rings from LCD's, displays and optical filters.

PCI Labs offers high performance, functional coatings in our chemical and world-class coating facility that includes white and clean rooms, to help our customers significantly improve their products' performance. Specifying the right coatings for the right product is PCI Labs top priority and expertise.

Abrasion Resistant Coatings
Anti-Glare Coatings
Anti-Reflective Coatings
Chemical Resistant Coatings
Anti-Newton Ring Coatings
Silk-Screenable Coatings
Anti-Fog Coatings
Anti-Static Coatings
Texture Coatings
High Diffusion Coatings
Anti-Graffiti Coatings
Anti-Fingerprint Coatings
Weatherable Coatings
Anti-Microbial Coatings
Custom Coatings

Vueguard® is a Registered Trademark of Performance Coatings International Laboratories LLC

Performance Coatings International Laboratories, LLC ("PCI Labs") is a leader in the formulation of high performance, optically clear, thin film coatings and oligomers for plastics, glass and other highly engineered materials and composites. PCI Labs is also a precision toll-coater and plastics processor for injection molded parts, cast and extruded flat sheets, featuring clean-room facilities. Visit the PCI Labs Website today to find out more about our products and services, R&D capabilities and how we can contribute in making your products better!

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