Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Optical Coatings, but Were Afraid to Ask

September 30, 2019

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Optical Coatings, but Were Afraid to Ask

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“Thin-Film Coating for Military Eyepiece Displays”

January 2, 2019

Written by Dan Fiore, Vice President Original Article in Novus Light. Today’s head-mounted eyepiece displays have to be tough enough to stand up to the harsh environments found on the battlefield. A customer of North American Coating Laboratories (NACL) was looking to supply the military with a remote eyepiece that could be mounted to a variety of mission-critical systems, such as visors, glasses and electronic sights. Giving our troops a remote visual display from their weapon would allow them to see around corners unexposed, therefore keeping them safer and increasing their mission awareness. Symbols on the display helped them determine between friendly…

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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 polymersto 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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