In 1974, we started the optical coating company known as North American Coating Laboratories. NACL Inc. is an Ohio-based optical coating manufacturer that got its start creating thin film optical coatings for Rx lenses in the ophthalmic world. Since then, we’ve created new divisions and honed new processes that allow us to provide thin film optical coatings for a number of industrial purposes. These applications include the coating of aircraft windshields and various other polymer and glass-based mediums requiring either physical or chemical protection based on the industry. We have the capability of handling small- and large-scale productions and can accomplish such via multiple optical coating methods. We also manufacture optical coatings and thin film coatings for use in the ophthalmic and industrial fields. Learn more about our industrial and ophthalmic methods, materials, and capabilities—contact us if you have any questions about what would be best for your current application.
North American Coating Laboratories provides specialized optical coatings for a wide variety of customers in both the polymer and glass optics markets. Our customer base includes companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Corning, PPG, and many others.
"We are very pleased with the rapid response and high quality of the coatings. We really needed help fast, and NACL did not disappoint."
"North American Coating Laboratories offers numerous coating treatments within one domestic facility, which allows us one-stop shopping for all of our critical optical coating applications."
"North American Coating Laboratories has helped us maintain a competitive edge with aggressive pricing and superior value when we compete for business against suppliers from abroad."
"NACL's customer care and quality far exceeds their competition, they are not always the least expensive option, but you get what you pay for, especially in the optics world!"
"NACL had incredible client oriented service. Our project was on a tight timeline with some unexpected bumps and hurdles along the way. NACL responded quickly to our every need, and was instrumental in making our project a success."
"NACL has taken the time and effort to truly understand who we are and what we do. NACL lives up to our high standards, which has allowed us to stay true to our niche in the market."