ITO for Optical Applications

October 22, 2020

By Dan Fiore, Vice President of North American Coating Laboratories One of the most unique evaporative coatings available today is Indium Tin Oxide or ITO as it is known. ITO belongs to a family of evaporative materials known as transparent conductive oxides. The family of transparent conductive oxides includes Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) as mentioned before, ITO is the industry standard for transparent conductive films as it is robust, has good sheet resistance range and respectable UV-Visible and Near IR transmission which allows for good flexibility with multiple applications. Other members of the transparent conductive oxide family are IZO (Indium…

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Designing Custom Optical Coatings

September 25, 2020

Many coating vendors supply what is termed “off the shelf” coating formulas available for common substrate types and wavelength ranges. These coatings are tested and approved for a variety of applications and allow for flexibility when assisting a customer with a quick turn or an on-going coating project. Things get slightly more sophisticated when a customer has a challenging application requiring a custom designed coating formula. These scenarios may require a coating design person to engineer a single or multilayer coating in which the transmittance , reflectance , and or absorptance values are specified at a specific number or range…

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IR Optics & Imaging Systems Assist in the Battle Against COVID-19

August 17, 2020

COVID-19 has changed daily life around the world, and with a vaccine optimistically forecasted for clinical release in early 2021, one of the biggest aids in early detection of asymptomatic virus carriers has been the use of thermal imaging for rapid temperature detection. According to the Center for Disease Control, employers should perform a measurement of their employee’s temperatures and assess symptoms prior to them starting work each day. As this process can be time-consuming, thermal imaging is an ideal technology. Because thermal imaging utilizes a non-contact camera to detect hot zones or infrared energy (heat) emitted from a person this…

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Dan Fiore Named Vice President

August 3, 2020

North American Coating Laboratories Names Dan Fiore Vice President Date Announced: August 3, 2020 Mentor-OH – August 3, 2020 – North American Coating Laboratories has promoted Dan Fiore to Vice President elevating his responsibilities from his previous role as Director of Business Development. Fiore has more than 14 years of experience in business development, marketing, customer care, and technical account support. He joined NACL in 2006 as a Sales Engineer and was promoted to Director of Business Development in 2013. “As Director of Business Development, Dan achieved strong revenue growth for our core business of visible thin-film coating services, creating…

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