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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PLENTY TO SEE: Already entrenched in eyeglass lenses, Mentor coating firm benefits from added luxury in cars

April 14, 2008

The 21st-century dashboard is a crowded place: Satellite-fed navigation systems, stereos to handle every format but the vinyl LP, and touch-sensitive panels that have replaced knobs and buttons. And all those displays have proven a boon for Mentor-based North American Coating Laboratories, which develops and applies coatings for plastic and glass lenses.

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