Durability and Clarity for Demanding Applications
When everything depends on a lens, everything depends on the high-performance coatings that enhance it.
Deliver durability and clarity to critical markets.
We offer optically clear thermal and UV-cure hard coatings with premium abrasion resistance for optics.
Our solutions are UV resistant; they will not haze or discolor with exposure to sunlight. And they help conserve energy, as protection from ultraviolet rays results in lower temperature variances required for heating and cooling.
They are also resistant to oil, dirt, and corrosion and are easy to clean and maintain with common household ammonia-free glass cleaners.
Our subsidiary COTEC GmbH also offers coatings with easy to clean properties for precision optics; as well as hydrophobic and weather resistant protective features for special optics applications used for a variety of industries such as medical imaging, heads up displays for aerospace/defense and automotive, to commercial and industrial security motion cameras. Additionally, COTEC supplies standard coating materials for optics applications industries such as high purity optical filter materials.
SOLUTIONS FOR OPTICS APPLICATIONS
Aerospace avionics: communication, navigation, and display multi-systems
Aircraft precision optical assemblies and optronics solutions (digital vision systems, wearable displays, surveillance sensors)
Architectural indoor LED lighting, solar concentrators, and panels, security cameras
Augmented reality (AR) glasses, virtual reality (VR) goggles for gaming and simulation training
Automotive lighting: interior, head/tail lights, backup cameras, sensors, head-up displays, transparent panels for GPS
Commercial scanner/print-head, barcode reader, semiconductor inspection equipment
Medical diagnostic imaging devices, endoscopes, head-mounted optics, plastic optical lens for microscopes
Military & Defense Helmet-Mounted Display System (HMDS), night vision, guidance systems
Solutions for all substrates
Acrylic (PMMA) – very hard, good mechanical stability, clarity, excellent transmission properties
Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC) – trade name APEL, with 1.54 index and 56 Abbe value (with CrystalCoat)
Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COP) – low birefringence optical polymer
Polycarbonate (PC) – high impact resistance, performance over a wide range of temperatures
Good adhesion to plastic substrates
Suitable for dip, flow, spin or spray application
Compatible with mirror and anti-reflective (A/R) treatments
Exceptional stability, streamlining production and maximizing product yields by reducing the need for frequent tank change-outs
Energy conservation, as protection from ultraviolet rays results in lower temperature variances required for heating and cooling
Ease of cleaning and maintenance using common household ammonia-free glass cleaners
Water-washable and water-repellent; water beads off
Our senior chemists and technical support staff are dedicated to supporting all your coating and process needs.