Vendor of Choice for a Leading Sunwear Manufacturer

January 28, 2016

The Customer: A leading sport sunglass manufacturer that provides sunglasses for the serious sports enthusiast whose primary concern is optical performance and durability. The Challenge: Creating a hardcoating and mirror coating that would be cosmetically appealing, but would also hold up to the rigors of extreme sports such as rock climbing, skiing, and wind surfing. The Solution: NACL’s dip applied hardcoating is a super abrasion resistant solution that is thermally cured and protects polymers against scratching, weathering, and wear and tear that occurs throughout the lifecycle of a  typical sunglass lens. This product is also used in the aviation and…

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NACL Helps U.S. Companies Maintain a Competitive Edge

January 28, 2016

The Customer: A large Midwestern glass distributor who produces barcode scanner windows and other technical device components for use stateside and abroad. The business paradigm has changed numerous times throughout the 30 year history of this distributor but the one constant that remains is the need to produce a superior product at the most aggressive price possible. The Challenge: Diminished product lifecycles on bar-code scanner substrates, and less expensive off shore suppliers. The Solution: NACL’s Vacuum applied Diamond Like Carbon or “DLC” coating has allowed them to strengthen their products against abrasion and breakages and therefore add time to the…

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Thin-Film Deposition on Flexible Substrates

January 28, 2016

As the touch market explodes in popularity so too does the need for high performance thin-film coatings on flexible materials. These materials include but are not limited to Polycarbonate, Triacetate (TAC), Mylar, and Polyester. For the touch market many of these films are polarized and typically will be bonded to the front surface of the display. The application of these films to displays helps promote optical performance and display acuity. With the addition of broadband anti-reflective films to these substrates numerous advantages can be gained. Among the most beneficial results of adding an anti-reflective coating to a flexible display is the…

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Coating Micro Optics

June 18, 2013

As consumer electronics continue to shrink in size and increase in functionality so too will the optics used to power and enable the displays and optoelectronics utilized in these devices. With that being said the need for custom precision thin-film coated micro optics has never been greater. The addition of a thin-film coating to a micro optic could make the difference between an onboard camera application being success or failure due to the coating’s ability to increase light transmission and decrease reflectance both indoors and out. Micro optics are typically created from injection molded polymers. Currently Zeonex E48R is widely…

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