Product News: Optics & Photonics
Anti-Newton Ring Coatings can be UV or thermally cured.
Press Release Summary:
May 1, 2014 - UV-curable VueguardÂ® 901 AN, 902 AN, 903 AN, 904 AN, and 907 AN are respectively availableÂ for polycarbonate, PMMA (acrylic), PET/PETG, ABS, and glassÂ substrates. Also available, thermal cure Zestguard 907 AN isÂ suitable for glass substrates. All products, exhibiting chemical and abrasion resistance, completely eliminate Newton rings from LCDs, displays, and optical filters.
Original Press Release
PCI Labs Announces New Anti-Newton Ring Coatings!
Press release date: April 30, 2014
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
Chemical Resistant Coatings
Anti-Newton Ring Coatings
High Diffusion 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!