Mirror coating services are a major part of our heritage
here at North American Coating Laboratories. When we began our business, we
deposited mirror coatings, but they were all for cosmetic purposes on
ophthalmic lenses. As times changed and we began to move into more non
ophthalmic related applications our mirrors were used more for functional
applications than fashion applications.
The interesting element of these applications is that the
deposition technology is the same and creates a mirror that aesthetically looks
the same. This is the case with our Full Mirror Gold coating and our Protected
Gold coatings. Full Mirror Gold looks great poolside on a pair of sunglasses
and Protected Gold helps shield astronauts and fighter jet pilot’s eyes from
the extreme exposure of infrared light from the sun.
We achieve the cosmetic appearance of Full Mirror Gold by
depositing a precise amount of dielectric materials to achieve the brilliant
gold mirror appearance. For Protected Gold we deposit a precise amount of
elemental gold (Au) to a substrate which allows for light transmission but also
reflection of harmful IR wavelengths which can negatively effect or blind
people operating in direct intense sunlight.
These instances where the heritage of NACL meets with the
present are always exciting to us as we work on a daily basis serving our
customers in both the ophthalmic and industrial fields.
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