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Abrisa Technologies Publishes New Data Sheet Coated Glass Solutions for In-Vehicle Infotainment Displays & Driver Assist Sensing


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Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies offers coated glass Total Solutions for the Vehicular market that builds upon its unique combined volume manufacturing expertise in both fabricated glass and optical thin film coatings. According to Lisa Tsufura, Product Manager for Abrisa Technologies, “Our Total Solutions for Infotainment and HUD Augmented Reality Display and Enhanced Vision Systems achieve the perfect balance of coated glass product performance with excellent economies of scale from a convenient single supply chain. Abrisa Technologies leverages its vast inventory of “technology” glass and volume manufacturing capabilities in fabrication, strengthening, graphics, optical and protective coatings to deliver Total Solutions to meet performance, budget and production needs.”
Abrisa Technologies provides coated glass Total Solutions for the following applications:

  • Infotainment Displays & Gauges – Sunlight readable non-glare and anti-reflective glass, anti-fog,
    anti-smudge, anti-scratch and damage resistant glass, screen printed graphics including Deadfront, IR and PMS matched inks
  • Touch Input & HMI Devices – Thin, bendable “technology” glass, optical and anti-smudge coatings, damage and scratch resistant glass
  • Autonomous Driver LIDAR Scanners & Optical Sensors – Optical components for 904nm, 1550nm and the visible, opaque and aesthetic films and coating, damage resistant High Ion-Exchange (HIE™) aluminosilicate “technology” glass in micro and macro formats
  • Heads-Up Displays – Cut-to-order and custom wide angle scan mirrors and windows, dichroics, beam splitters and cold mirrors.
  • Driver Assist Optical Sensors – Wide angle low loss sensor windows, coated glass and silicon wafers, glass wafer generation and dicing
  • Technology Glass & More – AGC Dragontrail™, Corning® Gorilla® Glass, SCHOTT Xensation™, SCHOTT AS 87 and Borofloat®, Corning® Eagle XG®, AGC EN-A1, standard, low iron, non-glare and anti-reflection coated soda lime float glass

Lisa further states, “Our glass fabrication and coating Solutions Engineering experts at Abrisa Technologies are ready to help our customers discover the perfect Total Solution package designed for manufacturability with an excellent balance of performance and economies of scale to support their market expectations.”

Sunlight Readable Non-Glare & Anti-Reflection Display Glass Solutions


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Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies now offers an expanded range of standard stock non-glare (NG), anti-reflection (AR), and anti-reflection coated non-glare (NG/AR) glass solutions that are ready to be custom fabricated and screen printed to your exacting specifications.
According to Lisa Tsufura, Product Manager, “Display designers and integrators now have 3 top-notch options available to meet their requirements for sunlight readability and reduced reflection and glare while providing throughput efficiency for maintaining display screen brightness and image quality. NG glass, ideal for ultra-wide angle/wide spectrum use, AR coated glass for maximum display brightness and sharpest image quality, and NG/AR glass with the benefits of both.”
Ready-to-fabricate non-glare sheet sizes are available up to 78” x 46” and in thicknesses of 1.1, 1.9 and 3.0mm for non-glare soda lime in gloss levels of 60, 90 and 120. The non-glare glass can be provided 1 or 2 sides and is available in low iron, low sparkle. Additional options include AR coating of 1 or 2 sides and damage resistant HIE™ strengthened aluminosilicate glass in lieu of soda lime for increased durability.
Ready-to-fabricate AR coated sheet sizes are available up to 126” x 88” and in thicknesses of 0.7 to 3.0mm. The AR coating can be 1 or 2 sided with options available for oleo/hydrophobic performance. The AR coatings can be applied to SCHOTT Borofloat®, non-alkaline Corning® Eagle XG®, SCHOTT D263® thin glass, AGC EN-A1 thin glass, HIE™ chemically strengthened SCHOTT AS 87, Corning® Gorilla® Glass, and AGC Dragontrail™.
Non-glare and anti-reflective glass each offer unique solutions for cover glass on displays, touch panels, 2D-3D scanners and for image sensors. Determining which to select is based upon the specific performance feature desired:

  • Throughput
  • Viewing Angle
  • Reflectance per Side (Photopic Specular)
  • Spectral Usage Range
  • Clarity and Resolution
  • Ghosting
  • Touch Glide
  • Glass Material
  • Strengthening

Lastly, Lisa states, “Abrisa Technologies’ expanded offering of sunlight readable and non-glare and anti-reflection display glass combined with its suite of special effects mirrors and beam splitters, screen printed graphics, applied films, strengthening, and oleo/hydrophobic AR coatings, gives OEMs and integrators access to the most comprehensive offering of ready-to-fabricate display glass solutions meeting all of their display glass requirements.”

AGC EN-A1 Alkali Free Boro-Aluminosilicate Glass Now Available from Abrisa Technologies


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Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies is pleased to announce that it now can supply Asahi Glass Corporation (AGC) EN-A1 Alkali Free Boro-Aluminosilicate glass for applications such as sensitive bio-photo detection, high throughput sensors, image sensor windows, biosensors, enhancement glass for thin displays, cover glass for micro arrays, and for low weight, reduced profile designs.


EN-A1 is ideal for these applications due to its high transmittance (400 – 2300 nm), its good chemical resistance, its coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE of 38 x 10-7), and its low fluorescence at genomic excitation wavelengths. EN-A1 is available in sheet sizes of up to 25” x 20” and can be ordered in standard thicknesses of 0.3, 0.5 and 0.7mm.


According to Lisa Tsufura, Product Manager, “At Abrisa Technologies, EN-A1 can be both custom fabricated to size with a wide array of features added including shaped edges, radii corners, notches and holes, as well as custom coated with AR, UV- IR filtering, transparent conductive ITO or oleo/hydrophobic options for a complete optical solution ” She further adds, “Abrisa Technologies offers additional value-added options of color matched screen printed graphics, applied films and tints, gasket application and bus bars, for ready to install Total Solutions”


Bendable Ultra-Thin SCHOTT AS 87 eco Aluminosilicate Glass Now Available from Abrisa Technologies


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Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies is pleased to announce that SCHOTT AS 87 eco an ultra-thin aluminosilicate glass with extremely high levels of bending and impact strength is now available from Abrisa Technologies. AS 87 has a sleek feel, superior scratch resistance and is an excellent choice for use as cover or enhancement glass on low profile displays, touch sensors and other high use applications where robustness as well as low profile and weight are a concern.


AS 87 has excellent clarity and a broad transmission range (UVB to IR) making it well suited for photopic displays, NIR and SWIR sensors and scanners, UV cured constructs and a host of other applications. Abrisa Technologies offers the material with available sheet sizes of 500 x 400 mm and thicknesses of 0.100 and 0.145, 0.210, 0.250 and 0.300mm. Special process HIE™ chemical strengthening is available for thicknesses of 0.210mm and higher for additional impact and damage resistance. Optical coating services are also available on limited format sizes.


According to Lisa Tsufura, Product Manager for Abrisa Technologies, “Typical applications where SCHOTT AS 87 eco is well suited include cover glass for displays and touch panels, fingerprint sensors (FPS), medical and bio-medical application, automotive interiors, camera imaging (CIS) or other applications where ultra-thin “add on” optical and damage resistance performance is desired.”


Lisa also states “Abrisa Technologies provides custom fabrication for AS 87 eco including precision shaping, edge finish and features, specialty HIE chemical strengthening, optical coating services (broadband and diode AR, ITO heater/EMI shielding, filters, UV and IR suppression), oleo/hydrophobic options, as well as color matched screen printed graphics for a Total Solution.”


Abrisa Industrial Glass Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Compliance


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Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Industrial Glass (AIG), an Abrisa Technologies Company and a recognized global supplier of high quality fabricated glass components, optical thin film coatings, and custom glass solutions for diverse industries, is pleased to announce the achievement of ISO 9001:2015; A Quality Management System that is in conformance with the International Quality System Standard.


By meeting the rigorous criteria for this standard, Abrisa Industrial Glass affirms its ability to consistently provide an effective quality management system, with emphasis on continuous improvements to its production, services and internal processes for cutting, machining, polishing, and screen printing of flat glass products according to their Certificate of Registration.


American Systems Registrar (ASR) a provider of third-party system registration and accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board conducted the ISO audit for AIG, and certified the company ISO 9001:2015 compliant on May 22, 2017.


It is AIG’s assertion that the quality management system in place at the Santa Paula, CA facility has been designed to be a powerful business improvement tool that the company employs to insure the highest levels of quality management and consistent customer satisfaction.


According to Rich Dahlberg, Quality Manager for Abrisa Industrial Glass, “Focusing on customer satisfaction is a at the core of our company’s undertaking and making sure that continuous improvement in our statistical process controls, as well as the use of 5S methodologies allows us to put emphasis on customer satisfaction while providing the discipline needed to ensure excellence in our overall customer commitment.”


Dahlberg further adds, “The Company takes pride in problem solving, extensive in-house training, and strict procedures, putting the quality emphasis on prevention as an integral part of our continuous improvement initiatives and models.”


Abrisa Technologies Publishes Four New Product Brochures


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Abrisa Technologies has just published 4 new product brochures highlighting their glass, coatings, and fabrication capabilities. Each of the brochures is 4 pages and details the overall company capabilities as well as specifics about each product and/or service. The new publications include:


The brochures include key features, applications, capabilities, benefits, images, graphs, charts, and tables to support each of the topics.


  • The Total Solutions brochure discusses benefits of selecting Abrisa Technologies as your single supply chain partner for Display, Sensor and Scanner Glass and our Total Solutions designed for manufacturability, performance and economies of scale.
  • The Low Reflection & Non-Glare Glass brochure is geared towards – Displays, Touch Panels, Scanners and Image Sensors discussing three stock and ready-to-fabricate options with options for reflection & glare, throughput efficiency for display brightness and clarity for image quality.
  • The AGC Dragontrail™ brochure highlights how this chemically strengthened glass is ideal for Displays, Cover Glass, Sensors and Scanners due to its beautiful surface finish, toughness, low profile, and environmentally friendly composition.
  • The AGC EN-A1 Alkali-free Boro-Aluminosilicate Glass brochure provides information about this highly transmissive glass that is ideal for bio-photo detection, high throughput sensor applications and as enhancement glass for thin displays and cover glass for micro arrays.


Large 84” Diagonal HI-OD™ Screen Printed Display Glass Solutions


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Abrisa Technologies introduces a new line of large HI-OD™ (high optical density) screen printed display glass solutions in sizes up to 84” diagonal, ideal for retail and commercial digital signage, gaming tables, in home entertainment and other large format displays. The HI-OD™ printing process uses proprietary epoxy ink formulations in a multi-pass, multi-layer offset process that achieves high quality screen printing with a low profile and “pinhole free” opacity. Abrisa Technologies has the in-house spectrophotometric ability to measure optical density (OD), to help verify opacity when required. The HI-OD™ process also delivers a low profile screen print for a “Halo-Free” appearance after bonding and lamination.
The Large HI-OD™ Screen Printed Display Glass Solutions can be made from a host of 3mm plus thickness glass including: Low loss anti-reflective (AR) soda lime float, color neutral low iron soda lime float, low expansion SCHOTT Borofloat® and wide angle non-glare glass. Strengthened and toughened glass options for enhanced ruggedness and durability are available.
HI-OD™ screen printing options include: backside printed white or black borders in matte or gloss finish, addition of custom logos, text or design elements as desired with PMS color matching to fit the exact specification of your display project.
Abrisa Technologies provides Total Solutions from one qualified source; broad selection and inventory of glass, multi-edge finish options (scribe cut, pencil ground, flat, chamfered, polished edges), features and shapes (water-jet or precision CNC machined) , thin film and special effect coatings, applied films and tints, easy-to-clean oleophobic surfaces and durable screen printed graphics.
Abrisa Technologies is a recognized, US based, global supplier of high quality, fabricated glass components, optical thin film coatings, and custom glass solutions for diverse industries such as microelectronics and displays, semiconductor, military, automotive, aerospace, biomedical, telecom and scientific R&D. We provide custom flat glass and coating products for applications such as: flat panel display, touch and gesture recognition, imaging and surveillance, entertainment, lighting, advanced instrumentation and photonics.

0-60 Degree Polarization Optimized Anti-reflection (AR) Coatings for P-plane & S-plane Polarization


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Wide angle AR CoatingsAbrisa Technologies now offers very wide angle anti-reflection (AR) coatings for p-plane or s-plane polarization.
These coatings support high throughput efficiency for broad angle polarization sensitive applications such as:

  • Switchable Bragg gratings
  • Spatial light modulation (SLM)
  • Laser scanning applications
  • Near-to-eye display components
  • Telecommunications
  • Other low-loss wide-angle applications

Durable hard dielectric anti-reflective (AR) layer construction enables use of these coatings in “tough” outdoor and harsh industrial environments. Oleophobic and hydrophobic coating options are available for enhanced easy-to-clean performance.
According to Lisa Tsufura, Product Manager for Precision Coatings, “These wide angle AR coatings can be tailored to a host of popular laser wavelengths including 405nm, 460nm, 532nm, 633nm, 650nm, 904nm, 1064nm and 1550nm to help minimize reflection losses to values on the order of 0.10 to 0.75% over large 0-60 degree angle range for maximum throughput efficiency and signal collection”.

Wide Angle, VIS to SWIR Sensor & Scanner Window Solutions


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ZC&R Coatings for Optics (ZC&R), a division of Abrisa Technologies, now offers high throughput efficiency Wide Angle, Broad Spectrum Sensor and Laser Scanning Window solutions for the visible 425-675nm (VIS), visible to near infra-red 425-1050nm (VIS-NIR), short wave infrared 700-1800nm (SWIR) and popular laser and LED wavelengths from 405 to 1550nm. Designed for image sensors and scanners these optics are used in industrial 3D metrology, machine vision, automotive obstacle avoidance, security and surveillance, document scanners, 3D scanning, gesture recognition and other digital imaging applications.
According to Lisa M. Tsufura, Product Manager at ZC&R, “The low loss, broad spectrum, broad angle performance needed for image sensor and laser scanner windows is challenging for most coating companies to design for and even harder for most to manufacture economically. All too often, precision coating manufacturers tend to have in-house manufacturing capabilities for coating but not volume flat glass fabrication and vice-versa for flat glass fabricators. Abrisa Technologies, comprised of ZC&R Coatings for Optics and Abrisa Industrial Glass offers the best of both worlds; coating and glass expertise, vast selection of sheet glass and fabrication of borosilicate, aluminosilicate and other glass materials, thereby offering economical manufacturing for both. This combined expertise provides the OEM with a total solution; an excellent balance of optical performance and economies of scale.”
Lisa M. Tsufura further states, “We know that many applications for sensors and scanners are industrial or for field use where uptime and reduced product maintenance are not just desirable, but a necessity. Abrisa Technologies offers coated sensor and scanner window solutions for these “tough” use environments as well, whether they be outdoors in sunlight, on the seas or on the road, installed in a hot and humid factory, have high traffic interface contact or constant exposure to dirt and other contaminants.“
Sensor and scanner windows with easy-to-clean oleo/hydrophobic surfaces, low CTE substrates, “bond” friendly coatings, damage and impact resistant HIE™ aluminosilicate substrates and heat and chemically resistant coatings and graphics are just some of the many solutions Abrisa Technologies offers for sensor and scanner window applications.
Sensor Window Coating Capabilities:

Anti-Reflection Visible (425nm-675nm) Ravg < 0.5% (AOI = 0-30º)
Anti-Reflection Visible-NIR (425-950nm) Ravg < 1.0% (AOI = 0-30º)
Anti-Reflection SWIR (900-1700nm) Ravg < 1.0% (AOI = 0-30º)
Broad Angle Anti-Reflection Laserline Ravg < 0.5% (AOI = 0-50º)
Ultra-low Anti-Reflection 1550nm Ravg < 0.1% (AOI = 0-30º)
Cut off, IR blocking Filter/Mirror Visible transmission, NIR blocking
Cut on, VIS blocking Filter, Mirror Visible blocking, NIR transmitting


Ultra-Thin Glass Protection Enhancement for Sensors & Displays


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Santa Paula – Abrisa Industrial Glass, a division of Abrisa Technologies, now offers an even more comprehensive line of ultra-thin borosilicate and aluminosilicate glass solutions for use as protective windows, coating substrates and insulating or chemically compatible barriers for use on Image and Bio Sensors, Displays, Touch Panels and other portable and high contact use devices. Highly flexible substrates of 0.030 to 0.1mm thickness, (the width of a human hair), as well as damage resistant HIE™ Aluminosilicate are now available in even thinner thicknesses of 0.05 to 0.4mm.
According to Lisa M. Tsufura, Product Line Manager at Abrisa Technologies, “Abrisa Industrial Glass now offers the OEM even more choices for ultra-thin glass and damage resistant aluminosilicate to support device designs that seek to reduce weight and achieve low profiles while remaining durable. Ultra-Thin Glass solutions can also be used as “bolt or bond on” layers; an almost imperceptible yet functional layer to achieve damage resistance or selective optical performance when the underlying material is not well suited or is unable to be survive the processing environment.”
Uses for Ultra-Thin Glass Solutions

  • Accommodate flexible and non-flat formats
  • Support low weight/reduced profile designs
  • Enhance product durability and scratch resistance
  • Add on anti-reflection, filtering or EMI shielding
  • Provide a chemical or biocompatible interface
  • Provide Easy-to-clean oleo/hydrophobic surface
  • Achieve a “glass look or feel”

Thin Borosilicate and Non-Alkaline Glass Solutions:

AGC – EN-A1 (0.3mm – 0.7mm from stock, up to 26.3” x 21.6”)
Corning® EAGLE XG® (0.5mm – 1.1mm from stock, 0.3mm on request, up to 61.0” x 52.8” )
Corning® 0211 (0.145mm from stock, up to 17” x 16”)
SCHOTT D263® T eco (0.1mm – 1.1mm from stock, up to 17.3” x 14.2”)
Soda Lime Float (0.28mm – 1.1mm from stock, up to 48” x 42”)

Thin Damage Resistant Aluminosilicate Solutions:

Corning® Gorilla® Glass (0.4 – 2.0mm from stock– Strengthened size up to 36” x 29”)
SCHOTT AS 87 (0.07 – 0.21mm from stock – strengthened size up to 17” x 14”)

Other Options

  • Material thickness from 0.03 – 0.05mm upon request
  • Optical Coating and Bus bar Services
  • Printed epoxy, deadfront, IR transmitting graphics
  • Easy-to-Clean Oleophobic/Hydrophobic Coatings

Abrisa Technologies’ glass and coating Solutions Engineers are ready to discuss your application and provide you with a Total Solution for your Ultra-Thin Glass needs.

Damage Resistant HIE Glass Ideal for Display & Touch Screen Cover & Back Plate Glass


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Santa Paula, CA – High Ion-Exchange (HIE™) aluminosilicate glass is a strong, lightweight, colorless and flexible glass that achieves high levels of damage resistance for scratch, break, impact and shock combined with good optical clarity. It is an excellent choice for use as protective enhancement glass for display, imaging and sensor systems where low profiles, low weight, portability and environmental robustness is desired.


Abrisa Technologies offers in house custom fabrication to shape the specially designed materials followed by the unique High Ion-Exchange (HIE™) salt bath chemical strengthening processes to achieve very high surface compressive strength and depth of layer. Total Solution Enhancements with easy-to-clean oleo/hydrophobic optical coatings, ceramic frit graphics and bus bars are also available.


According to Lisa Tsufura, Product Manager, “HIE™ glass has many advantages. It is thin, lightweight and has a low profile, while being scratch, crack, break and shock resistant. Additionally, HIE™ glass has up to 20X the compressive strength of conventional soda lime float glass.”


Abrisa Technologies supplies HIE™ glass substrates to meet various specifications from:

  • Asahi (AGC) Dragontrail™
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • SCHOTT Xensation™


HIE™ glass is ideal for a display and touch screen cover and back plate applications such as projected capacitive (PCAP) touch, surface acoustic wave (SAW), acoustic c pulse recognition (APR), multi-touch, optical touch and projected displays. HIE™ glass is also suitable for protective window applications such as image sensors, scanner beds, instrument displays and guage displays. HIE glass also is excellent for a wide array of break resistant optical components.


Abrisa Technologies stocks HIE™ glass in thicknesses of 0.4mm through 2mm and in sizes up to 36” s 29” (914 x 736.6mm) with non-standard sizes and thicknesses available for application specific requirements.


Lisa Tsufura Further adds, “Custom options include precision machining and fabrication of the HIE™ glass, addition of Oleo/hydrophobic properties, a wide array of optical coatings such as anti-reflective (AR) and custom frit screen printed graphics.”


“Dynamic” Deadfront Interface Panel Glass for Sleek, Uncluttered Visuals


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Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies now provides “Dynamic” Deadfront Interface Panel Glass solutions that afford equipment designers greater flexibility in achieving the overall clean lines and sleek uncluttered aesthetics they seek. When backlit, the “Dynamic” Deadfront panel illuminates and draws attention to icons and alpha-numeric indicators as required. When non-backlit, the icons remain hidden and the panel retains a more monochromatic and streamlined look, in perfect keeping with the dashboard or device they are installed into.


According to Lisa Tsufura, Product Manager at Abrisa Technologies, “We offer complete solutions for Deadfront Interface Panel Glass including, custom fabricating and shaping, chemical strengthening or heat tempering, anti-glare sunlight readable coatings, oleophobic and anti-scratch coatings as well as proprietary screen printed graphics for control of contrast and luminosity.” In addition, Lisa states “The deadfront graphics are highly durable. They can operate at temperatures up to 400ºF and can survive an acetone rub test and meet the class 4B, 5B crosshatch razor scribe adhesion standards of ASTM D3359.”


The deadfront graphics can be applied to the glass substrate with transmission levels of 5%, 10% or 15% as specified with black ink as the standard color. White ink is optional with PMS color matched inks also available. The minimum feature size for the backlit panel features such as icons and alpha-numeric characters is 0.005” in line width. Deadfront panel glass can be specified in sizes as small as 0.3” x 0.3” and as large as 18” x 24”. The glass thickness for the deadfront panels can be as thin as 0.03” with a maximum thickness up to 1”.


Deadfront panels can be fabricated from Abrisa Technologies’ large selection of float, low expansion Borofloat® 33 or highly durability High Ion-Exchange (HIE) aliminosilicate flat glass. The selected glass can then be chemically strengthened or heat tempered in-house. Additional fabrication services include; cutting, shaping, hole drilling, slotting, beveling, grooving, and custom CNC machining.


In addition to Abrisa Technologies’ fabrication services, other value-added options for customizing deadfront panels to the requirements of each application can be added such as; anti-reflective (AR) coatings and anti-glare coatings for readability, oleophobic anti-smudge, anti-print coatings for easy cleaning and anti-scratch, break resistant glass and coatings for extreme durability.


Lastly, Lisa concludes, “Our ready-to-install, Deadfront Interface Panel Glass provides a complete solution. From our vast selection of glass substrates to fabrication, strengthening, coating, and screen printing our full service capabilities for these stylish and functional glass panels is unequalled.”


Semi-Transparent Mirrors for Visually Dynamic Displays Now Available from Abrisa Technologies


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Santa Paula, CA – An emerging trend in hotel, restaurant, and retail displays is the use of aesthetically pleasing high performance Semi-Transparent Mirrors to create a visually dynamic display/mirror combination. The display unit is located behind the mirror, hidden from view until powered on when the image appears clear, sharp and color neutral. The Semi-Transparent Mirrors supplied by Abrisa Technologies are typically used for the following applications:


  • Semi-Transparent Displays
  • Semi-Mirrored Partition Walls
  • Active Automotive Mirrors
  • Interrogation Room Windows (“One-Way” & “Two-Way” Mirrors)
  • Mirrored Cover Glass for Hidden Surveillance Equipment
  • Architectural Accents

The mirror coating can be applied to low iron soda lime glass for very low absorption. Alternatively, grey glass can be specified as a substrate when a more opaque look is needed, as when hiding TVs and surveillance equipment.


Semi-Transparent Mirrors are available in sizes of up to 126” x 88” and in thicknesses of 4mm and 6mm. Custom OEM thicknesses are also available upon request. The mirrors can be customized with screen printing, high quality edge treatments, machined to shape, and various other finish options to fit each applications’ unique requirements.


All Semi-Transparent Mirrors supplied by Abrisa Technologies have an elegant silver reflection that remains stable under wide viewing angles. The optical coating has superior color neutral performance across the visible spectrum which does not affect the true color of the display image.


In addition to true color transparency transmission, the highly durable and proprietary dielectric mirror coating provides improved scratch resistance, allowing the mirror to be used in outdoor applications. The robust coating is easy-to-clean with standard, commercially available glass cleaners.


Grey Glass Semi-Transparent Mirrors:


  • Available with 2-sided mirror coating
  • Best when more opaque look is required such as hiding TV’s and surveillance equipment
  • 50/20 reflectivity/transmission ratio offers superior ambient light blocking

Low Iron Soda Lime Semi-Transparent Mirrors:


  • Available with 1 or 2-sided mirror coating
  • 35/65 and 50/50 reflectivity/transmission ratio for 1 or 2-sided
  • 65/35 reflectivity/transmission for 2-sided only

When selecting glass (low iron soda lime or grey glass) material several factors should be considered:


  • Ambient light levels relative to display brightness
  • Tempering of the glass for safety requirements
  • Whether boding is required to a display surface
  • Images to be displayed highly pixelated; yes or no

According to Jacky Vel, VP, Sales & Marketing “For those applications on a budget, 1-sided 50/50 low iron soda lime Semi-Transparent Mirrors provide great optical performance at an entry level price.” She further states, “One-sided coating is recommended for optical bonding or lamination and reduces image ghosting. Two-sided coating has thinner layers allowing for easier tempering. We suggest selecting 35/65 R/T for high ambient lighting, 50/50 R/T for medium lighting and 65/35 R/T for low ambient lighting situations. Additionally, the team at Abrisa Technologies is available to help our customers select the most appropriate material choice to fit their specific application criteria”


Abrisa Technologies Machines Ultra-Thin Glass


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Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies carries a diverse inventory of thin and ultra-thin glass which can be CNC machined, fabricated, screen printed, strengthened and thin film coated. Glass stocked ranges in thicknesses from 1.1mm down to 0.1mm. Thinner substrates with a thickness as low as 0.05mm are available for specialized application-specific requirements.
Our precision CNC cutting equipment in addition to fabricating simple rectangles and circles can also produce intricate shaped parts, slots, holes, curves and more. The Abrisa Technologies highly trained staff are at the forefront of thin and ultra-thin glass cutting, utilizing the latest techniques and machine systems available to achieve clean cuts at standard tolerances of ±0.004”; and in some cases, ±0.002”.
Thin and ultra-thin glass is stocked in a wide variety of borosilicates, alkali-free borosilicates, and aluminosilicates:

  • Corning® EAGLE XG® (0.5mm – 1.1mm from stock, 0.3mm on request), 0211, 1737, and 7059
  • SCHOTT D263® T eco (0.1mm – 1.1mm from stock)
  • Asahi Glass Company (AGC) – EN-A1 (0.3mm – 0.7mm from stock, up to 26.3” x 21.6”)
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass – Strengthened size up to 36” x 29” (0.55mm – 2mm from stock)

The company’s thin film coating capabilities complement the glass fabrication and include narrow and broadband transparent conductive (ITO and IMITO), anti-reflective (AR) coatings, and design-to-order custom coatings. Abrisa Technologies’ thin and ultra-thin glass is the ideal solution for applications requiring high chemical resistance, thermal shock resistance, or scratch resistance, excellent surface quality or specialized optical properties.
Typical Applications for Thin and Ultra-Thin Glass include:

  • Slim & Curved Displays, Smart Surfaces & Touch Panels, LCD, LED & OLED
  • Electroluminescent Displays, Optical Windows, Filters, Sensor Technology
  • Slides, Wafers, MEMS, Circuit Substrates and Chip on Glass Applications
  • Spatial Light Modulators, Micro-Displays, and Optical Shutters
  • Strengthened Solutions for Scratch, Smudge, and Impact Resistant Cover Glass


Tough, Durable Optical Coatings for Harsh Use Environments


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Tough Durable CoatingsThe ZC&R Coatings for Optics (ZC&R) Division of Abrisa Technologies, designs and manufactures custom anti-reflection, mirror and filter coatings for use in medical, dental and other markets to fulfill demanding optical performance where harsh environmental use conditions, fast ramp installation temperatures and high humidity or chemical resistance is required.
Tough Durable Coatings graphOptical elements in medical and dental devices not only have to enhance throughput efficiency and separate or combine portions of the light spectrum, they must also survive the device assembly and cleaning processes.
It is not uncommon for optical elements to be brazed or solder sealed into an assembly to provide permanent mounting and good hermetic environmental seals. Autoclaving, soldering and brazing involve high and often localized rapid temperature ramps which often damage and craze most commercially available coatings.
According to Lisa Tsufura, Product Manager at ZC&R, “Designing coatings for harsh environments requires careful selection of coating and substrate materials, development of special designs and use of select deposition processes that enable low stress and craze resistant coating performance, particularly for very thick high efficiency and sharp cut-off designs. ZC&R consistently delivers high performance, durable optical coating solutions that are engineered to survive tough cleaning, use and assembly environments by design.”

Frit Ink for Robust Graphics on Glass Ideal for Harsh Environmental Conditions


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Frit Ink
Frit ink screen printed glass
undergoing heat tempering

Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies screen prints glass with high durability frit ink for harsh environment applications such as marine display/cluster gauges where corrosive salt spray and fog are a continuous threat. The frit inks are also well-suited to other severe outdoor environments where organic inks may degrade and impede performance.


Components with frit ink pass through a tempering oven where temperatures are highly elevated and the graphics essentially become part of the glass itself. The graphics are then scratch and abrasion resistant, and retain their original appearance throughout the life of the glass. Once applied, the frit will meet operating temperatures similar to the glass substrate itself.


Frit ink is available in black and white as standard, with custom Pantone match colors available. The minimum glass thickness for applying frit is 3mm (0.118”). Feature resolution can be as fine as 0.305mm (0.012”).


According to Jacky Vel, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, “Screen printing with ceramic frit ink offers our customers many benefits. Primarily, moisture, oil, soaps, chemicals and detergents will not impact the screen print integrity, a must in many harsh or high use environments.”


CleanVue™ PRO – Series of Oleophobic and Hydrophobic Anti-reflection Coatings are Ideal for “Tough” Environments


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CleanVue Pro for Tough Environments PW2016
No Coating PRO-AR399 Coated

Abrisa Technologies’ CleanVue™ PRO – Series of anti-reflection (AR) coatings combine improved handling, cleaning, water shedding, and robust performance with excellent anti-reflective properties making them ideal for displays and optical windows intended for use in “tough” outdoor, high traffic, or other challenging use environments. Unlike many other solutions on the market, the CleanVue™ PRO – Series of Oleo/Hydrophobic AR coatings will not flake or peel off the glass substrate over time and maintain glass transparency and image clarity for displays and window elements.
CleanVue™ PRO – Series of anti-reflection (AR) coatings repel oil and make the glass easy-to-clean; fingerprints wipe off easily and the coating provides a non-smudge surface. They also repel water and other liquids, allowing them to be shed easily from the glass, promoting easier “view-ability”. The oleophobic properties lend themselves to reduced friction for enhanced scratch resistance to support longer product lifecycles.
CleanVue PRO is now available in two versions; outdoor and indoor:

  • The outdoor UV version; CleanVue™ PRO-AR399 UV performs well at elevated temperatures and direct UVexposure found in most outdoor applications. PRO-AR399 UV retains its hydro/oleophobic properties evenwith 2000 hours of exposure at temperatures to 200ºC and 10K hours of direct UV exposure.
  • The indoor version; CleanVue™ PRO-AR399 is ideal for environments where repeated high traffic, directcontact, and more abrasion is expected. The PRO-AR399 coating continues to perform and retain its hydroand oleophobic properties even after 12K cycles of steel wool abrasion.

CleanVue PRO-Series anti-reflection coatings are durable and tough but easy to maintain and impervious to most glass cleaners found in the field, the office, and industrial work environments. The coatings are permanently integrated onto glass using our proprietary processes and are available on Abrisa Technologies’ extensive range of float sheet and wafer glass materials for use in scanners, high traffic touch and outdoor display surfaces, outdoor camera and sensor windows, portable device displays and more.
Abrisa Technologies’ CleanVue™ PRO-AR399 series of coatings can be applied to most borosilicate glass (SCHOTT Borofloat®, SCHOTT D263®, BK-7) High Ion-exchange (HIE™) glass, Corning® Gorilla® Glass, SCHOTT Xensation™, AGC Dragontrail™, soda lime glass, fused silica, and low or non-alkaline glass (Corning® Eagle XG® or SCHOTT AF32®).

Projection Port Glass Provides Eye Popping Optical Clarity for On-Screen Viewing


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ClearView™ Theater Projection Port Glass Windows 2Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies’ ClearView™ projection port window glass is fabricated using an optically clear, colorless glass with a 2-sided, multi-layer broadband anti-reflective coating, increasing transmissivity thereby ensuring a high quality, bright and sharp screen image. Transmission rate is between 98% and 99%. Optical performance is the key factor in selecting a projection port window and ClearView™ has the essential optical qualities for eye popping clarity on screen.


ClearView™ Theater Projection Port Glass Windows 3In addition to the AR coating, a hydrophobic coating can be applied to the port glass as well, making cleaning the view port with a non-abrasive cloth quick and easy. Efficiency of the glass is not compromised from the hydrophobic coating, while oil and dirt’s effects upon the light transmission and reflection is minimized.


Advanced optical technology for projection port windows became a necessity with the introduction of digital projectors. Port windows can be found in IMAX Theaters, digital cinemas, 3D projection technology, entertainment centers, home theaters, and even museum settings. The purpose of projection port windows is to allow light, contrast, and color to optimally project to the viewing screen. Regular glass absorbs colors and brightness of projected light, dulling the viewed image seen on the screen, creating image quality that can be quite poor.


Projection Port Windows are available in the following thicknesses:

  • 3mm or 1/8”
  • 6mm or 15/64”
  • 10mm or 25/64”
  • 12mm or 15/32”

Custom sizes with dimensions as large as 120” x 82” can be manufactured.


Abrisa Technologies Provides Robust Glass Solutions for Sight Glass Windows


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Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies’ preferred glass material for the production of sight glass or sight port windows is SCHOTT® Borofloat®, an optically clear and very versatile borosilicate glass with excellent light transmission and thermal and chemical properties. Borofloat is an excellent choice for operating conditions up to 500ºF. Borofloat glass also provides excellent corrosion, impact, and abrasion resistance.


Soda lime glass can also be selected and provided by Abrisa Technologies for less critical sight glass use in applications up to 300ºF. Soda lime glass does not have the optical clarity of Borofloat.


Used for viewing and monitoring liquid level or flow of a tank, pipeline, or other pressure vessel, sight glass windows can be stepped, flanged, and beveled in either rounds or rectangles and can be tempered if necessary for additional protection and safety. The finished glass disc provided by Abrisa Technologies can be held between two metal frames which are bolted, clamped, or fused to the frame.


Typical sizes are up to 8 inches in diameter and ¾ inches thick. Abrisa technologies does have the capability to provide sight glass as large as 25” in diameter and up to 1inch thick for custom applications. For more information about sight glass click here.

Abrisa Technologies to Exhibit at SID 2015 in San Jose, California


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Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies a global leader in thin film optical coatings, custom glass fabrication, and specialty flat glass optics will be participating in Display Week 2015; an international symposium, seminar and exhibition to be held at the San Jose Convention Center. The exhibition runs from Tuesday, June 2nd through Thursday June 4th and attendees can visit Abrisa Technologies at Booth #841. Display Week is the premier event for suppliers to showcase their hottest technologies supporting the display marketplace.


According to Jacky Vel, Vice President of Marketing for Abrisa Technologies, “Our glass and customized optical products are used in display applications such as digital signage, video walls, field LCD displays, pico or virtual 3-D head mounted displays and more.” She further states, “Our glass, coatings, screen printed graphics, and electrical connectivity support the information display markets need for custom, thin, robust, curved, and high resolution displays.”


Featured products at the 2015 exhibition will include:

  • High Ion-Exchange (HIE) chemically strengthened aluminosilicate glass (Corning® Gorilla® Glass, SCHOTT Xensation™ & AGC Dragontrail™)
  • Thin glass – Eagle XG and SCHOTT D263, Thin Soda Lime
  • Precision thin film coatings (EMI shielding & heaters – ITO & IMITO, AR photopic, V and broadband, hot/cold mirror and UV solar blocking, selective filter coatings, oleophobic and anti-abrasive)
  • Glass modification capabilities (CNC machining, edging, hole drilling, cutting, etc.)
  • Screen printed optical components (high-temp, epoxy, carbonless)
  • Bus Bars (silver epoxy, silver frit, Cr/Ni/Au, In ultrasonic welded)
  • Glass substrates (soda lime and low iron soda lime, borosilicate, anti-glare, AR glass 1 and 2-sided)


Unique to Abrisa Technologies, is the ability to provide an entire optics solution, including not only the initial glass substrate, but a fully fabricated product inclusive of coatings for an integrated optics solution. Our highly skilled engineering team is ever present to support information display solutions to fit application-specific needs.


Ultrasonic Lead Soldering and Bus Bar
Additions for Heaters and EMI Shielding


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CA – Abrisa Technologies is a vertically integrated manufacturer of heater elements and advanced display cover glass with EMI filtering. Value-add capabilities now include ultrasonic soldering of wire leads to screen printed and thin film deposited bus bars on index-matched indium tin oxide (IMITO) and anti-reflective (AR) coated glass.
Utilizing ultrasonic soldering makes it possible to apply bus bars and lead wires in a single step, directly to the glass or ITO conductive surface, rather than using a more costly multi-step conventional etch and print process.
Abrisa Technologies’ vertical integration of processes from glass fabrication, thin film PVD optical coating, through to bus bar/wire soldering helps to reduce the occurrence of material handling damage and reduce logistical costs all while delivering a complete, performance guaranteed turnkey display solution.
Abrisa Technologies specializes in both standard and custom optimized index-matched indium tin oxide (IMITO) coatings for EMI shielding and heaters with uniform electrical conductivity and high optical throughput, low reflectance requirements. Transmittance levels can be in excess of 98%.
ITO and IMITO coatings from Abrisa Technologies are resistant to flaking, peeling, cracking, delaminating, and crazing and can be applied to a wide variety of commercial glass such as soda lime float, borosilicate and aluminosilicate glass as well as other technical substrates such as silicon and Corning® Eagle XG® semi standard wafers, ceramic, and fused silica from 0.25 to 27 inches in size.
Ideal for military, aerospace, medical, information technology, and industrial markets these display elements can be integrated into products used in control panels, computer monitors, hand-held devices, aircraft cockpit controls, in-flight and vehicular entertainment screens, outdoor displays, GPS systems, and a host of medical monitoring and diagnostic devices.

Abrisa Technologies Introduces CleanVue™ PRO a Severe Abrasion Resistant Oleo/Hydrophobic Coating for Display Glass


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Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies introduces CleanVue™ PRO, a severe abrasion resistant oleo/hydrophobic coating that repels dirt, dust, water, grease and oil, enhancing display glass performance and longevity.
This protective coating is well-suited for high performance anti-reflective (AR) coated cover glass for displays used in high contrast, heavy use and/or harsh environments. The resulting coated surface is easy-to-clean and maintain, does not stain, allows repeated removal of fingerprints, all while maintaining its anti-reflective properties. CleanVue™ PRO is ideal for protective vehicular instrument control panels and devices, field use touch and display panels, projected capacitive (PCAP) and capacitive touch screens, portable handheld devices, teleprompters, virtual reality applications, in-flight and vehicular entertainment screens and a host of other display devices.
CleanVue™ PRO when bonded to Abrisa Technologies’ proprietary AR coating has proven to be rugged and durable, and has a low coefficient of friction, providing protection against scratching. Abrisa Technologies’ extensive tests concluded that the product’s oleophobic and hydrophobic water-repelling characteristics did not breakdown or degrade after steel wool, cheese cloth, and MIL-C-675C severe abrasion eraser testing. The coating can also be applied to glass substrates and select coatings for enhancement to their hydro/oleophobic properties.

Dr. Vladimir Medvedev Joins ZC&R Coatings for Optics an Abrisa Technologies Company


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Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies is pleased to announce that Dr. Vladimir Medvedev has joined the Abrisa Technologies engineering team at their thin film coatings facility, located in Torrance. Dr. Medvedev’s brings 20+ years of experience in the semiconductor industry, working with such companies as BAE Systems, Global Communication Semiconductor, and TRW Inc.
Dr. Medvedev earned his Ph.D.E.E from the Kiev Polytechnic Institute and his M.S.E.E from Kiev State University. He currently holds 4 patents and has over 20 papers published. According to Blake Fennell, President and CEO, “Dr. Medvedev’s reputation and breadth of knowledge of the microelectronic and semiconductor industries will bring new insight and technical prowess to the thin film coatings engineering team.” Fennell further adds, “Dr. Medvedev will support our growth path of providing more complex wafer and component coatings for extremely demanding applications.”
According to Dr. Medvedev, “My expertise in thin film technology, plasma etching, statistical process control, CPI, cost and cycle time reduction, as well as an array of additional semiconductor wafer processing techniques will help move the Abrisa Technologies manufacturing process performance to the next level. He further states. “The company’s goal to continuously innovate provides a tremendous growth potential within various industry sectors which I am excited to be part of. I am a problem solver and look forward to working with Abrisa Technologies to forge partnerships with both future and current customers, providing creative, technology-based solutions for their optics projects that are of the highest quality level while being cost-effective.”

Lawrence Luke Joins Abrisa Technologies as a Thin Film Engineer


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Torrance, CA – Abrisa Technologies is pleased to announce that Lawrence Luke has joined the company as a Thin Film Applications Engineer at their thin film coatings facility, located in Torrance, California. Lawrence earned his BS in Physics from the University of Massachusetts and has 6+ years experience in precision thin film coatings development and multi-layer thin film stacks for military and industrial applications from infrared to near UV. As a Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Engineer, Lawrence’s experience with new product development in the fields of optical interference filters and semiconductor fabrication technology will be of tremendous value to Abrisa Technologies.
According to Lawrence, “I was highly motivated to join the company, as their Torrance, California optical coatings facility is well regarded in the industry. As a PVD engineer, I wanted to bring my knowledge and experience to the company and its customers to help optimize processes and solutions for today’s increasingly demanding optics applications.”
While at OPHIR Optics, LLC as a Thin Film Process Technician, Lawrence was involved with thin film coating of optical components for military, automotive and R&D products. This experience pairs well with the responsibilities he will have at ZC&R. At Materion Corporation as an Application Engineer, Lawrence was a key player in their microelectronics and services business unit, integrating Materion products in the fabrication of thin films for customer R&D initiatives.
According to Robert Cabrera, Vice President of Engineering & Product Development at Abrisa Technologies, “Lawrence’s skill set and knowledge of the thin film coatings process and optics will help the company serve more complex, higher quality needs where technical and operational performance are equally critical.“
Cabrera further states, “His ability to evaluate new materials for unique requirements, and background in Six Sigma Lean manufacturing will be of significant value, insuring that our optical coating solutions are best in class.”
As a published author of two papers; “Middle Infrared Electroluminescence of n-type Cr doped ZnSe Crystals” and Developing a Fundamental Understanding of Gold Spitting during Evaporation”, Lawrence is making a name for himself in the thin film coating industry which ZC&R will fully support.

Angus Macleod President of Thin Film Center Inc, to Present “What’s Happening in Optical Coatings” at ZC&R Coatings for Optics – April 1, 2014


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Torrance, CA – ZC&R Coatings for Optics, a division of Abrisa Technologies is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a reception and dinner with Angus Macleod, President of Thin Film Center Inc, and a Professor Emeritus of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona as the featured speaker. The topic of the presentation will be “What’s Happening in Optical Coatings.”
Sponsored by the Southern California Chapter of the American Vacuum Society (AVS), the event will be held at ZC&R’s Torrance facility located at 1401 Abalone Avenue. The evening’s events will begin at 6:00 pm with a reception and dinner, followed by the presentation by Dr. Macleod at 7:00 pm with a tour of the ZC&R facility commencing at 8:00 pm.
The ever-increasing volume of advances in optics constantly brings newer and greater challenges to the optical coatings provider making it especially necessary to continue to progress and educate in the general area of thin films.
The presentation to be given by Dr. Macleod will cover the current state of the art in optical coatings including technology, materials and applications.
Reservations and pre-registration is required, as well as an advance payment of $15.00; check payable to SCCAVS. The deadline is March 28, 2014. For additional information or to request a registration form contact:
Angus Macleod – SCCAVS Presentation

Abrisa Technologies Custom Fabricates and Coats SCHOTT Xensation™ Aluminosilicate Extremely Hard Cover Glass


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Santa Paula, CA – October 1, 2013 Abrisa Technologies custom fabricates and coats SCHOTT Xensation™; a high-quality aluminosilicate glass that has outstanding resistance to breakage and scratches for all cover and touch applications, including capacitive, resistive, optical, and acoustic. This high ion-exchange (HIE) glass is chemically strengthened for maximum durability.


Key attributes of SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover glass include:

  • Extremely high impact and bending strength enables thinner, sleeker, and more sensitive devices without compromising strength
  • High scratch resistance and tolerance for superior aesthetic appeal and durability
  • Pristine, display grade cover glass for a clear, elegant visual quality
  • Unique glass composition results in the most robust and reliable cover glass available


Abrisa Technologies can apply anti-reflective, dichroic, UV, IR, indium tin-oxide (ITO), and index-matched IMITO coatings to Xensation™ glass substrates. Additionally, Xensation™ can be chemically and heat strengthened, machined, drilled, cut, edged, polished, cleaned, grinded, and screen printed to enhance functionality and performance.


SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover glass is available from Abrisa Technologies in the following dimensions:

  • Sheet Sizes:          1150 x 950mm and 475 x 575mm
  • Sheet Thickness:   0.55 to 2mm is stocked for quick delivery


Abrisa Technologies Can Custom Fabricate & Coat SCHOTT Borofloat® 33 Multi-Function Float Glass


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Santa Paula, CA – September 9, 2013Abrisa Technologies provides custom fabrication and coating of SCHOTT Borofloat® 33; floated borosilicate glass. Generally used in applications with extreme thermal and/or chemical demands, Borofloat® 33 is the glass of choice when conventional float glass such as soda-lime cannot meet the tough chemical and thermal specifications. The glass has exceptional optical quality due to the micro-float manufacturing process resulting in a homogeneous material that has a mirror-like surface and a high degree of flatness. Borofloat® 33 exceeds the chemical durability of most metals and other materials.


Key Benefits of Borofloat® 33 include:

  • Three times the thermal shock resistance of soda-lime glasses along with a thermal expansion comparable to that of silicon
  • Low density (approx. 10% less than soda-lime)
  • Large sheet size and wide thickness spectrum

SCHOTT Borofloat® 33, floated borosilicate glass has outstanding product properties including:

  • A mirror like surface quality that is excellent for special glass applications such as biotechnology and microelectronics
  • A low thermal expansion and high thermal shock resistance that provides the ability to withstand temperatures up to 450°C
  • Borofloat’s® high chemical resistance makes it a durable choice for caustic environments that may include acids, bases, and organic substances
  • Borofloat has an overall high transmission of ultraviolet, visible and infrared wavelengths
  • A Low alkali content allows Borofloat® to work as a good electrical insulator
  • A clear practically colorless appearance for improved view-ability

Applications where Borofloat® 33 floated borosilicate glass is the material of choice include:

  • Lighting – protective panels for spotlights and high-power floodlights
  • Precision engineered optics – filters, telescope mirrors
  • Medical & biomedical technology – slides, micro-fluidic systems
  • Semiconductor – wafers and display glass
  • Electronics – sensors and instrumentation

Abrisa Technologies can provide Borofloat® multi-function, floated borosilicate glass in thicknesses of 0.7mm up to 25.4mm and in sheet sizes of 1150 x 850mm as well as 1700 x 1300mm that can be fabricated to application specific requirements.
We can also apply anti-reflective, dichroic, UV, IR, indium tin-oxide (ITO), and index-matched IMITO coatings to Borofloat® glass substrates. Additionally, Borofloat® can be chemically and heat strengthened, machined, drilled, cut, edged, polished, cleaned, grinded, and screen printed to enhance functionality and performance.


Front Surface Mirrors Provide Increased Reflectivity


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Santa Paula, CA – August 2, 2013Abrisa Technologies provides front surface mirrors or first surface mirrors for a broad scope of optics applications. These mirrors have a long product life, superior durability, and can be cleaned easily.


Front surface mirrors have over-coated dielectric layers that are vacuum deposited on the surface of a clear glass substrate to increase reflectivity and protect against humidity and abrasion. The sharper image created by a front surface mirror lacks the ghosting effect of a conventional mirror.


The substrate of choice for a front service mirror is float glass with a typical flatness and irregularity of 4 to 6 waves per inch. Typical thicknesses that are available from stock are 1mm, 1.6mm, 2.3mm, 3mm, 5mm, 6mm, and 10mm. Front surface mirror sizes are available in dimensions up to 74” x 130” or 1880 mm x 3320 mm in 3mm and 6mm thicknesses.


  • Enhanced aluminum mirror coatings reflect from 85% to 97% over the visible spectrum (400-700 nm)
  • Protected gold mirror coatings reflect an average of 97% over a broader spectrum (700-2000 nm)

Front surface mirrors can be used in such applications as:


  • Industrial/Office Automation
    • Photocopiers & document scanners
    • Facsimile machines & laser beam printers
    • Audio visual equipment & point-of-purchase scanners
    • Cameras & analytical instruments
  • Military training simulators
  • Telescopes
  • Projection & broadcasting equipment

Front surface mirror coatings conform to MIL-C-48497, MIL-M-1350BC, and MIL-STD-810C. Front surface mirrors have a long product life, superior durability, and are easily cleanable. The sharper image created by the front surface mirror lacks the ghosting effect of a conventional mirror.


Abrisa Technologies Offers Screen Printing on 80″ Diagonal Glass for Display Applications


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Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies, a leading supplier of high performance flat glass for the display industry can now screen print on 80 inch diagonal soda lime or low iron float glass for a wide variety of applications including digital signage, ruggedized outdoor displays, and monitors. With the increase in demand for custom large format digital signage, having a qualified U.S. supplier for thin, lightweight, and strong screen printed glass is a plus to lowering logistical costs and improving supply chain efficiency.


The screen print process is performed on anti-reflective cover glass that is optically bonded or laminated to the face of an LCD or to anti-glare treated glass.


The anti-reflective glass provides optimal viewing performance for a broad spectrum of environmental conditions by increasing light transmission for reduced reflectivity whereas the anti-glare treated glass optimizes viewing at extreme angles.


The screen print is typically a white or black border, printed on the back side of the glass, with custom logo, text or design additions as desired. Epoxy/polyester, frit, and metallic inks are available in either matte or gloss with PMS matching available for logos, text, and images to fit the exact specification for the project.


High quality multi-pass screen printing provided by Abrisa Technologies improves opacity while minimizing pinholes and light leakage and is available on 80 inch diagonal screen printed glass in thicknesses from 2-6mm.


In addition to screen printing the glass, the highly skilled and professional team at Abrisa Technologies can provide additional value-added fabrication services. Finishing options include scribe cut with safety seam, flat machined with chamfers, pencil ground edges and polished edges. Cutting, drilling, and slotting, are also performed at the Santa Paula, California production and manufacturing facility.


Precision thin film coatings such as Indium Tin Oxide (ITO), index-matched ITO (IMITO) and UV & IR Blockers can also be applied to the glass, providing optical bonding integrators with a high value-added thin glass solution from one qualified source.


ZC&R Coatings for Optics
Publishes New High Performance Thin Film
Optical Coatings Technical Capabilities Brochure


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Santa Paula, CA – ZC&R Coatings for Optics (ZC&R), an Abrisa Technologies company is pleased to announce the publication of their new High Performance Thin Film Optical Coatings Technical Capabilities brochure. This highly informative brochure can be downloaded as a PDF from the Abrisa Technologies website from the Resource Center or from the Coatings Solutions section.


The broad selection of coatings provided by ZC&R are applied via electron beam and ion-assisted electron beam deposition to influence and control reflectance, transmittance, absorbance, and resistance.


The brochure provides specifications as well as other detailed information about the following optical coatings provided by ZC&R:

  • Anti-Reflective (AR) Coatings
  • Transparent Conductive Coatings – Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) and Index-Matched Indium Tin Oxide (IMITO)
  • Heat Control Coatings – Hot Mirror Filters and Cold Mirror Filters
  • UV Filters – Blocking, Blacklite™ and 470 Short Wave Pass (SWP)
  • Dichroics and Color Correction Filters
  • Wavelength Selection Filters – Long Wave Pass (LWP), Short Wave Pass (SWP), Band Pass, and Notch
  • Beam Splitters – Plate and Cube
  • Mirrors and Metals
  • Neutral Density Filters and Dark Mirrors
  • Infrared (IR) Filters – Covert, Semi-Covert, and Blackeye

The Thin Film Coatings Capabilities brochure completes the trilogy of capability brochures offered by Abrisa Technologies, the other two being; Specialty Glass Technical Capabilities and Custom Glass Fabrication Capabilities which can also be found on the Abrisa Technologies website in the Resource Center for PDF Download.


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