News Release

Introducing CrystalSpin® UV Curable Spin Coater & CrystalCoat® CST-1 Scratch Resistant Coating

Irvine, CA – September 9, 2015

LTI Coating Technologies, LLC, (LTI) the optical industry’s leader of abrasion resistant hard coatings systems and equipment will showcase its new CrystalSpin® coating equipment and new CrystalCoat® CST-1 coating at Vision Expo West September, 15-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Product demonstrations will be take place in the Mitsui Chemicals booth number LP12115. Formerly known as Lens Technology I, LLC is a majority-owned subsidiary of SDC Technologies, Inc., (SDC) the recognize leader in premium, high performance abrasion resistant coating solutions. SDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

CrystalCoat CST-1
CrystalCoat CST-1 is the next generation of advanced high performance solvent-free (100% solids) coating designed for CrystalSpin, LTI’s new UV curable spin coater. The coating and equipment was developed leveraging the combined synergies of the LTI and SDC scientific teams, recognized innovators dedicated to the continuous advancement of coating technology for the optical industry. CST-1 coating is manufactured in SDC’s ISO 9001:2015 certified, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to ensure consistent quality.

CrystalCoat CST-1 Features:

  • Tintable hard coating with adhesion to all substrates, including high index materials.
  • Excellent compatibility with anti-reflective (A/R ) coatings.
  • Delivers high Bayer abrasion ratio for premium scratch resistance.
  • Designed to run on LTI’s new CrystalSpin UV curable spin coater

CrystalCoat UV CST-1 Highlights

CrystalSpin UV-Cure Coater
CrystalSpin is a compact semi-automatic hard coating machine designed for application of scratch resistant coatings. Click here to download the CrystalSpin Coating Equipment. CrystalSpin Video

CrystalSpin Features:

  • Ability to load one pair of lenses at a time.
  • Brushless DC spin motors with digital feedback loop.
  • Compact design; optional cart with casters.
  • Available in solvent-free (100% solids) or solvent-based configurations.

CrystalSpin UV-Cure coater is available direct from SDC Technologies. For more information, please contact or call +1-714-939-8300.

LTI Coating Technologies, LLC (LTI) was formed in 1986 to address the optical industry’s requirement for hard coatings and tintable coatings for plastic and polycarbonate lenses. LTI is a world leader in ophthalmic hard coatings with a major market share of the optical laboratory market and has received four Awards of Excellence from the Optical Laboratories Association for best-in-class coating equipment.

Founded in 1986, SDC Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. SDC was acquired by Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. in 2008. SDC is the pioneer of innovative performance-based abrasion resistant coatings used in a variety of applications from aerospace and automotive parts, to vision eyewear.

CrystalCoat® and CrystalSpin® are registered trademarks of SDC Technologies, Inc.