What’s the Difference Between Anti-Reflective and Anti-Glare?

February 7, 2013

A common question we receive here at North American Coating Laboratories is “what is the difference between an anti-glare process and an anti-reflective process?” The answer isn’t completely straight-forward, but once we discuss your application in further detail it’s usually easy to determine which process and treatment will be most suitable for your project. The basic difference between anti-reflective coatings and anti-glare treatments is the capacity at which they diffuse or eliminate waves of light in all spectrums from UV to long-wave infrared. Anti-glare solutions utilize diffusive properties to fragment the reflected light off the surface. Diffusion works by reducing…

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