Optical Materials

Optics & Photonics, Paints & Coatings, Vision Systems

First Surface Mirrors Provide No Ghosting for Image Clarity

February 4, 2016

Most people are familiar with conventional mirrors that we see and use every day, from the bathroom mirror, a hand held mirror, or a car's rear view mirror. These mirrors use glass as a protective surface and have the mirror coating, commonly referred to as "silvering", on the back side, or "second surface". The exposed glass helps protect the mirror coating underneath from scratching or... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Paints & Coatings

DSI® Offers Seamless, Uniform Optical Coatings on Ball Lenses, Complex Shapes and Substrates

February 3, 2016

DSI will display a wide array of seamless, highly-durable optical thin film coatings at SPIE's BiOS, Feb. 13 - 15 Photonics West, Feb. 16 - 18, 2016, in San Francisco. SANTA ROSA, CA – Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI®) offers seamless and ultra-durable low-pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) coatings on ball lenses, micro optics, and other complex shapes. The company's... Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Non-Distortion, High Definition Compatible Optical Grade Beam Splitter Mirrors Ideal for Teleprompter Applications

February 3, 2016

Teleprompter systems have three main components; the glass itself, which is what Abrisa Technologies supplies, the screen and the camera. Serving as a one-way mirror, the coated glass is placed at an angle to reflect the image (e.g. text) from below, allowing an individual to look directly into the camera rather than at notes or a script when addressing an audience. Abrisa Technologies... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Paints & Coatings

Tough, Durable Optical Coatings for Harsh Use Environments

January 25, 2016

The ZCR CoatingS for Optics (ZCR) Division of Abrisa Technologies, designs and manufactures custom anti-reflection, mirror and filter coatings for use in medical, dental and other markets to fulfill demanding optical performance where harsh environmental use conditions, fast ramp installation temperatures and high humidity or chemical resistance is required. Optical elements in medical and... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Projection Port Glass Provides Eye Popping Optical Clarity for On-Screen Viewing

December 2, 2015

Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies' ClearView™ projection port window glass is fabricated using an optically clear, colorless glass with a 2-sided, multi-layer broadband anti-reflective coating, increasing transmissivity thereby ensuring a high quality, bright and sharp screen image. Transmission rate is between 98% and 99%. Optical performance is the key factor in selecting a... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Abrisa Technologies Provides Robust Glass Solutions for Sight Glass Windows

October 13, 2015

Abrisa Technologies' preferred glass material for the production of sight glass or sight port windows is SCHOTT® Borofloat®, an optically clear and very versatile borosilicate glass with excellent light transmission and thermal and chemical properties. Borofloat is an excellent choice for operating conditions up to 500ºF. Borofloat glass also provides excellent corrosion, impact, and... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Optics & Photonics, Paints & Coatings

Reflective Optical Coating optimizes output of LED lighting.

August 24, 2015

Used in manufacturing of LED lamps and lighting assemblies, Dow Corning® CI-2001 optimizes light output and efficiency while offering resistance to aging and UV light. White silicone coating features low viscosity of 1,500 cP which optimizes flow and fills in narrow gaps and spaces. Curing at room temperature to tough, resilient non-tacky surface, CI-2001 can be applied to large variety of substrates, such as polycarbonate, aluminum, and PMMA. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Paints & Coatings

Haptic Display Glass resists fingerprints.

June 2, 2015

Featuring optimized thin film coating that offers smooth, hydrophobic surface to repel fingerprints, Vista AR™ Haptic Glass has low photopic brightness of less than 0.3%, providing durability and reflection control in demanding environmental conditions. Magnetron-sputtered coating is inorganic, stands up to 120 days in salt fog humidity chamber, and can perform in exposure to direct sunlight and subzero temperatures. Product tests at 8H–10H pencil hardness, making it scratch-resistant. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Precision Optics are designed for Nd:YAG and fiber lasers.

March 18, 2015

Intended for use in Nd:YAG and fiber lasers, precision laser optics include lenses, beamsplitters, polarizing components, super flat mirrors, and high-damage threshold coatings that operate in 1 micron wavelength region. Key specifications, including transmission, wavefront, and laser damage threshold (LDT), are analyzed and measured by technicians and scientists. Subesquently, measurements are tested at RMI facility via high-power Nd:YAG laser. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Cleaning Anti-reflection Coated Lenses

February 25, 2015

Q. We need to clean anti-reflection coated lenses and protective silver coated mirrors. Any recommendations? A. Use 1% Liquinox (1.25 oz/gal or 10 mL/L) in warm or hot water to soak or ideally ultrasonically soak the lens and mirror substrates. Follow with a thorough warm or hot rinse. Get your free sample of Liquinox. Click for a Liquinox SDS Sheet or visit Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Paints & Coatings

PG&O® Celebrates 30 Years of Providing Optical Solutions

January 23, 2015

• Precision Glass Optics will be showcasing precision optical thin film products at SPIE Photonics West Booth # 4334, The Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, from Feb. 10-12, 2015. Santa Ana, CA – Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O - www.pgo.com) proudly announces the company's 30th anniversary of providing optical manufacturing, customized optical... Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Optics & Photonics, Paints & Coatings

Two Part, Room Temperature Curing Epoxy Features Ultra Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

January 12, 2015

Master Bond EP42HT-2LTE is often chosen for a variety of bonding, sealing, coating and select casting applications in the electronic, aerospace, optical and specialty OEM industries. This two component epoxy has a flowable paste consistency that enables precise alignment with minimal fixturing. It cures at room temperature or more quickly with the addition of heat. This system is notable for... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Bontrol Systems is proud to bring you a world class plastic mold injection company with state of the art equipment, engineering and product all made in the USA

October 21, 2014

Several years ago Seabrook Plastics was approached by Acclaim Innovations, a company that markets and sells a consumer product line called Firefly Eyewear – an ingenious product that combines illumination and magnification into one hands-free unit for the sporting goods market. Acclaim Innovations originally tooled and launched this product overseas in an attempt to keep costs down. During... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Paints & Coatings

L-3 Applied Optics Center (AOC) Completes Large Optic Coating for MMT

September 25, 2014

Dallas, TX – L-3 Corporation's Applied Optics Center (AOC) recently completed the coating of a large optic for the 6.5 m MMT. The MMT, located on the site of the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, is one of the world's largest astronomical telescopes, located on top of the 8,530-high Mount Hopkins, south of Tucson, Arizona. The window is the entrance window for the Binospec... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Optical Coatings feature high laser damage threshold.

August 13, 2014

Both highly reflective and anti-reflective, High Laser Damage Threshold Optical Coatings are manufactured to withstand laser damages up to 40 J/cm² at 20 ns pulse width at 1,064 nm. Coatings are also available for wavelengths from 300–2,500 nm. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Paints & Coatings

Optically Clear Hard Coating increases lens durability, film life.

July 1, 2014

Engineered for resistance to scratches, abrasion, and chemicals, OC-4122 UV-curable, optically clear, hard coating for polycarbonate lenses is suited for use with such film substrates as PC, PET, TAC, and PMMA. Surface energy prevents materials from readily adhering to cured coating, resulting in non-stick or self-cleaning surface, while transparency and low haze characteristics maintain optical clarity over time. This 100% solids hard coating cures tack free when exposed to UV light. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Paints & Coatings

Optically Clear Hard Coating targets PET and PMMA films.

June 30, 2014

Engineered for scratch, abrasion, and chemical resistance, OC-3021 Hard Coating is typically used in manufacture of electronic touch panels, LCD polarized displays, and polarized sunglasses, safety glasses, and goggles. Low surface energy prevents materials from easily adhering to cured coating, resulting in non-stick or self-cleaning surface. Offering optimized transparency and low haze characteristics, 100% solids coating cures tack-free when exposed to UV light. Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Optics & Photonics

Epoxy Resin Adhesive cures at temperatures as low as 60°C.

June 13, 2014

Suited for optical packaging applications where several temperature-sensitive materials are bound together, DELOMONOPOX LT204 epoxy resin minimizes thermal stress and warping. This multi-purpose, one-component adhesive can be processed within 48 hr at room temperature and adheres to various plastics as well as metals and FR4 composites. Dispensed through needles with diameter as small as 200 µm, product exhibits low thermal stress and moderate shrinkage during curing. Read More

Cleaning Products & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Retail & Sales Equipment

LCD Cleaner attaches to hot shoe of camera.

May 20, 2014

Specifically designed for cleaning any electronic glass, On-Hot Shoe LCD Cleaner is suitable for use on digital cameras, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other similar devices. Product comes in 4 types: Polished Rosewood with Black or White Pedestal, Piano Black, or Piano White. With minimum order, cleaner is available with custom designed logo. Read More

Cleaning Products & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Paints & Coatings

Safety Glasses Cleaning Solutions have anti-fog/-static formula.

May 19, 2014

Available as spray solution packaged with soft, non-abrasive tissues or as single-use towelettes, Kleen View® lens cleaning products feature fast-drying, silicone-free formula that includes anti-fog, anti-static ingredient that helps extend life of safety glasses. Using these products to clean protective eyewear counteracts unintentional wiping off of original anti-scratch and anti-fog coatings applied to lens surface. Also, anti-static properties promote dust and dirt resistance. Read More