Anti-fingerprint Coating Applications for Automotive Touchscreen Displays

February 10, 2016

Abstract: North American Coating Laboratories provides vacuum applied hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings to automotive display manufacturers. These coatings can be deposited on both plastic and glass based displays and help reduce the appearance of fingerprint oils on touch and non-touch based HMI’s. In many cases, such vacuum-applied coatings improve the optical quality of displays and reduce driver distraction by improving the visual acuity of the display through drastic reduction of fingerprint oils. This presentation will focus on the full spectrum of thin-film coatings that are currently being deployed to automotive displays in order to combat smudging and fingerprints on automotive display panels.

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NACL’s Keeps West Coast Lens on Top of the High-End Eyewear Market

January 28, 2016

The Customer: West Coast Lens is a full service wholesale optical laboratory with a niche in custom high end and luxury products.  They are focused on and take pride in their attention to detail as artisans, their knowledge of luxury products, as well as their personalized and immediate customer care. The Challenge: West Coast Lens caters to extremely high-end customers and boutique locations that  offer some of the most luxurious and painstakingly crafted eye wear in the industry today. The cost associated with their products is substantial so providing them with the most technologically advanced, and aesthetically  pleasing eye glass…

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NACL Assists International Design Firm on Short Schedule

January 28, 2016

The Customer:Synapse is a product development firm that solves difficult engineering challenges from concept through manufacturing. Synapse provides mechanical, electrical and software engineering with project management to a wide range of clients in the fields of entertainment, consumer electronics, life-sciences and healthcare.  Synapse is headquartered in Seattle, WA with additional offices in San Francisco and Hong Kong. For more information visit www.synapse.com. The Challenge:Synapse was facing a very tight delivery schedule on a complex geometric shaped design that needed to pass very stringent durability requirements. The Solution:NACL’s dip-applied polysiloxane hardcoating not only gave Synapse’s complex geometrically designed product the durability…

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NACL Meets Demands with Custom Dielectric Security Mirror

January 28, 2016

The Customer:Dauntless Molds is a high quality injection molder and tool manufacturing company that produces precision medical and optical injection molds. Their ability to hold close tolerances and mold complex parts can aid a customer from prototype to final production molding. The Challenge:Dauntless was faced with a tight lead time and a challenging optical specification in creating a security camera enclosure with a transparent reflective finish. The Solution:NACL developed a customized vacuum applied dielectric aluminum mirror coating to work in conjunction with Dauntless Mold’s customers security camera system. This custom dielectric mirror not only allowed the security cameras to view…

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