Thin Film Vacuum Coating Service

North American Coating Laboratories, the photonic and precision optics industries most trusted coating services provider, offers cutting-edge vacuum applied coating technology for a variety of optical substrates. With nearly 50 years of experience, you can rest assured that your optics are in the best hands. NACL’s material competencies include polymers, glass, alloys, and infrared crystalline materials.

NACL utilizes our 42,000 square foot state of the art facility to deploy multiple vacuum coating technologies. These technologies include: electron beam vacuum deposition, ion-assisted vacuum deposition, thermal evaporation, chemical vapor deposition, and plasma enhanced vacuum deposition, as well as low temperature chemical vapor deposition. The variety and flexibility of these various technologies allow NACL to meet even the most challenging technical requirements across all industries.

Our diverse thin-film coating catalog as well as our ability to design custom optical coatings affords NACL the ability to serve a variety of industries. NACL leverages our industry leading coating expertise and customer care to partner with some of the most prestigious organizations in the world including MIT, Harvard, and Oxford

You can learn more about thin film coatings by listening to NACL’s own regularly published podcast “Through the Lens” or by listening to any of our comprehensive webinars .

We have a team of thin-film design professionals with over 90 plus years of experience in the optical coatings industry. Connect with us to discuss your unique application!


  • Anti-reflective coatings – narrow & broad-band, high efficiency
  • Reflective coatings – metallic, dielectric, enhanced, protected, and more.
  • Filter coatings – dielectric and dichroic
  • Protective and hard coatings
  • Diamond-like carbon (DLC)
  • Indium Tin Oxide (ITO), conductive
  • Hydrophobic treatments

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