Optical Coating Applications for Automotive Displays

February 15, 2017

With the push towards replacing glass with polymer based lenses, displays, and viewing devices increased, so to did the need for polymers to be treated with thin-film coating to closely match or outperform their glass counterparts. In this presentation we will discuss the myriad of options available for coating polymers, and some of the value a thin-film coating treatment can add to a base polymer substrate.

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Optical Coating Applications for Polymers and Displays

February 15, 2017

North American Coating Laboratories provides vacuum- and dip-applied thin film coatings to polymer manufacturers and suppliers across numerous market segments. These coatings are predominantly deposited on polycarbonate and acrylic substrates used in a wide variety of applications. In many cases, such vacuum-applied coatings as broadband anti-reflective treatments and polysiloxane dip-applied treatments improve the optical quality of polymers as well as extend the lifecycle of polymers in the field. This presentation will focus on the full spectrum of thin-film coatings that are currently being applied to polymers, resins and displays.

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Anti-fingerprint Coating Applications for Automotive Touchscreen Displays

February 10, 2016

Abstract: North American Coating Laboratories provides vacuum applied hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings to automotive display manufacturers. These coatings can be deposited on both plastic and glass based displays and help reduce the appearance of fingerprint oils on touch and non-touch based HMI’s. In many cases, such vacuum-applied coatings improve the optical quality of displays and reduce driver distraction by improving the visual acuity of the display through drastic reduction of fingerprint oils. This presentation will focus on the full spectrum of thin-film coatings that are currently being deployed to automotive displays in order to combat smudging and fingerprints on automotive display panels.

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