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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
Publishes Corporate Capabilities Brochure

January 21, 2011 – Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies has just published a new corporate capabilities brochure detailing their product and service offerings for precision glass optics via their three industry leading divisions; Abrisa Industrial Glass, and ZC&R Coatings for Optics.


The new, 6-panel Abrisa Technologies brochure provides a capabilities overview of each of the three divisions as well as an introduction to Abrisa Technologies.


Highlighted within the brochure are the prototype and high-volume OEM products and service capabilities offered to Abrisa Technologies’ primary industry targets; defense, display, lighting & entertainment, medical, imaging systems, and the photovoltaic sectors.


Abrisa Technologies focuses upon providing high reliability, high quality precision glass optics solutions for the following product and service categories:

  • Precision Thin Film Optical Coatings – Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) and Index-Matched (ITO), Anti-Reflective (AR), Heat Control (Hot & Cold Mirrors), UV Blocking Filters, Color Filters, Color/Temperature Correction, Beam Splitter, Metal Coatings, Front Surface Mirror, Covert/Semi Covert Filters, IR Coatings, Neutral Density Filters, Anti-Fog, and more.
  • Custom Glass Fabrication – Cutting, Edging, Screen Printing, Machining, Bus Bar, Strengthening, Metrology, Cleaning, and Specialty Packaging.
  • Specialty Glass Products – Soda-Lime, Borosilicate, Glass/Ceramic, and Specialty Glass.

With over 80 years of combined design and manufacturing experience, Abrisa Technologies, and its divisions deliver cost-effective solutions that are on-time, in-spec and within budget. A quick review of the brochure provides the reader with a broad-based introduction to the company as a whole. For more information the brochure directs inquires to the website;


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