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Extensive Line of Coatings from
Abrisa Technologies
Optimize Glass & Optics Performance


Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies, an ISO 2001 and ITAR registered company applies high precision optical coatings to the surface of glass substrates to alter the interaction with wavelengths of light in terms of reflectance, transmittance, and absorption as well as abrasion resistance and electrical conductivity. The extensive line of coatings offered by the company includes numerous standard and off-the-shelf treatments for prototype and high-volume production quantities. Custom coatings and filters are also available to suit unique customer application specific requirements.

 

Typical coatings include:

  • Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) and Index-Matched Indium Tin Oxide (IMITO)
  • Metal Coatings – Protected and Enhanced Silver, Aluminum, and Gold Mirrors
  • Multi-band Films
  • Hydrophobic and Oleophobic Coatings and Films
  • Hot and Cold Mirrors
  • Thin Film Polarizers
  • Neutral Density Filters
  • Covert and Semi Covert Filters (IR Surveillance)
  • High Power Lasers
  • Beam Splitters
  • Dichroic Color Filters


Abrisa Technologies’ thin film coatings are applied via electron beam guns with ion-assisted deposition. Coatings and components can be provided from 200 nm to 20 microns, from the ultraviolet (UV) out to the far infrared (IR).

 

As coatings experts, Abrisa Technologies can not only apply coatings to a wide variety of technical and commercial glass substrates, multiple coatings may be applied to the same substrate as well as other glass fabrication processes such as strengthening, screen printing, cutting, drilling, polishing, cleaning, edge work , and more for an integrated optics solution.

 

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Large Format Screen Printed Optics
Now Available from Abrisa Technologies


Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies has recently upgraded their Santa Paula facility with new equipment which enables screen printing of glass substrates in sizes up to 56” x 86” or 1,422.4 mm x 2,184.4 mm. with a tolerance of up to ±0.030” or ±0.76 mm depending on part size and image. Minimum substrate thickness is approx. 0.039” or 1 mm with maximum substrate thickness of 0.75” or 19 mm.

 

Screen printing is available in multiple standard and custom colors, including metallics, opaques, and semitransparent inks, and range from low temperature epoxies to high temperature frits. Minimum print resolution can be as fine as 0.005” or 0.127 mm for printing logos, icons, lettering, borders, and more.

 

The large format screen printing is ideal for large touch panels and display screens, outdoor displays, and digital signage applications. In addition to large format screen printing, Abrisa Technologies can also screen print glass substrates in sizes as small as 3” x 2” or 76.2 mm x 50.8 mm, with a tolerance of ±0.006” or ±0.15 mm. Minimum thickness for the smaller screen printing of 16” x 16” or 460 mm x 460 mm is 0.030” or 0.76 mm and maximum substrate thickness is 0.5” or 12.7 mm.

 

Abrisa Technologies’ screen printed optics can be combined with additional processes such as chemical strengthening, custom glass fabrication (cutting, edging, drilling, etc.) and the application of optical thin film coatings (AR, UV, ITO, IMITO, hydrophobic, and oleophobic) to provide a integrated package solution for display enhancement or other high quality, high precision optics application.

 

Hydrophobic and Oleophobic Optical Coatings from Abrisa Technologies are Ideal for Front Plate Display Applications


Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies now offers hydrophobic and oleophobic optical coatings that are ideally suited for cover plate display applications.

 

Abrisa Technologies’ water repellant hydrophobic coating is an organic film that will not degrade or delaminate over time, virtually lasting indefinitely. The coatings can be applied on glass substrates for optics applications with wavelengths between 250 nm and 2,700 nm. Additionally, the rugged coatings comply with MIL-C-575C for severe abrasion. The hydrophobic coating can be provided in either a coated or laminated process. Ideal for touch screens, the coatings provide a barrier against dirt, dust, and a host of aqueous solutions.

 

Abrisa Technologies’ oleophobic coating process creates a glass surface that is impervious to dirt, dust, oils, and other particulates, resulting in a surface that is easier to clean. Oleophobic coatings are well-suited for projected capacitive (PCAP) and capacitive touch screens, handheld devices, teleprompters, virtual reality applications, and more.

 

Abrisa Technologies can provide hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings on glass substrates from 0.1 mm to 25 mm thick. Coatings can be applied in conjunction with other Abrisa Technologies’ coating and fabrication processes for a highly customized, application-specific optics solution.

 

High Performance Glass & Coatings
from Abrisa Technologies are Ideal for
Medical Instrumentation Displays


Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies delivers a broad range of custom glass optical filters for medical imaging, testing, monitoring, and analytic instrumentation displays screens and panels. From fabricated and strengthened thin glass to complex optical thin films and coatings, Abrisa Technologies can provide the specific solution required to improve display clarity and readability, design aesthetics, durability, and functionality.

 

Displays used in the medical industry such as real-time imaging, vital sign monitoring, and various analytical instrumentation devices have increased in complexity. Technology adaptation and advancements in image-guided surgery and visualization, digital imaging, and remote diagnosis all rely upon high performance displays. These displays must be easy-to-read so that vital information can be evaluated and acted upon. Accurate color rendering or grey scale, high contrast, and concise viewability without loss of resolution are of paramount importance. Optical filters and protective cover glass from Abrisa Technologies meet the critical and demanding specifications required for these display screen applications.

 

Chemical or heat strengthened glass from Abrisa Technologies provides a durable, protective shield that is cleanable, scratch/abrasion resistant, and non-yellowing. Display glass options such as non-glare surfaces and anti-reflective coatings, as well as tinted glass improve viewability and contrast. UV and IR (heat rejection) coatings deposited directly onto the glass surface can provide for thermal control and temperature stability. Also available from Abrisa Technologies are ITO and IMITO coatings for EMI shielding. Hydrophobic coatings can be applied as well to protect display glass against dirt, dust, oils and a host of aqueous solutions for optimum performance.

 

Abrisa Technologies’ in-house design and engineering teams work with the display OEM to evaluate and select the most advantageous glass substrate material and coating or coatings requirements. For a fully turnkey approach, Abrisa Technologies can also fabricate the display glass panel; customizing the size, shape, thickness, edge treatment, and screen print requirements for a rugged, reliable, and cost-effective display glass solution.

 

Abrisa Technologies
Provides Precision Bio-Tech Glass Fabrication
& Thin Film Coatings for Medical Devices


Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies designs, manufactures, and most importantly, delivers customized precision optical glass assemblies and thin film optical coatings for medical devices and analytical instruments.

 

Glass is often the material of choice for medical test devices and analytical instrumentation where material compatibility, durability, and transparency are required. Glass is cleanable, dimensionally stable, and inert to most chemicals with the exception of hydrofluoric acid. Glass substrates supplied by Abrisa Technologies can be polished, machined, drilled, patterned, coated with thin film materials, and bonded into assemblies, meeting the configuration and technical specifications delineated by the instrument designer, contract manufacturer, or OEM supplier.

 

Abrisa Technologies technical capabilities include:

 

  • Fabricated glass parts from 6mm to over 1,000mm in diameter with a tolerance of ±0.025
  • Glass substrate thicknesses ranging from 0.1mm to over 25 mm
  • Hole drilling starting at 0.7mm, with typical diameters starting at 2mm

Abrisa Technologies can supply microscope slides and biochip substrates that are customized to fit application-specific requirements such as; applying color coatings, edge treatment detail, etching, drilling, and the application of hydrophobic coatings. Additional solutions include:

 

  • Spacer plates and glass sub-assemblies
  • Detector covers with optional metalized seal rings
  • Hot mirrors with Anti-Reflection (AR) coatings
  • Fold mirrors, cold mirrors, and UV reflectors
  • Color filters
  • Transparent conductive coatings and thin film coatings from UV to IR
  • Chemical & heat strengthening

Abrisa Technologies’ glass fabrication, specialty glass offerings, and thin film coatings expertise can support such applications as; diagnostic imaging (X-ray, CT, PET), endoscopy, ophthalmology, microscopy, and a host of other life science and medical test device applications.

 

Hydrophobic Optical Coatings Available from ZC&R Coatings for Optics


Torrance, CA – ZC&R Coatings for Optics, a division of Abrisa Technologies, provides hydrophobic optical coatings for applications such as outdoor surveillance, camera windows, image sensors, outdoor displays, marine displays, scanners, medical devices, and more.

 

ZC&R’s hydrophobic coatings can be provided in both coated and laminated solutions for repelling moisture. Ideal for touch screens, the water repellant hydrophobic coating creates a barrier against dirt, dust and a host of liquids.

 

ZC&R Coatings for Optics, a Division of Abrisa Technologies will be Participating in Photonics West 2011


December 7, 2010 – Santa Paula, CA – ZC&R Coatings for Optics, a division of Abrisa Technologies and a global leader in thin film optical coatings will be participating in the 2011 Photonics West Show being held at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California from January 25th through January 27th. To check out ZC&R’s line of optical coatings show attendees should make their way over to booth 541.

 

According to Jim Walker, ZC&R’s Engineer Sales Manager, “The expanded family of precision hot mirrors offered by ZC&R are ideal for separating unwanted infrared from visible light for applications in medical, defense, aerospace, life sciences, imaging, astronomy, and entertainment industries.”

 

ZC&R will be on display with a new trade show booth which will feature their new corporate identity as a division of Abrisa Technologies. The booth display will emphasize precision optical coating solutions for the photonics industry which include:

  • Hydrophilic & Hydrophobic Films
  • High Transmittance Index-Matched Indium Tin Oxide (ITO)
  • Large Area Vacuum deposition up to 40”
  • Printing, Bus Bar and Lead-wire Attachment


In addition to the featured products, ZC&R will be presenting their full line of heat control, dichroic optical coatings that filter unnecessary energy (heat) from a light source.

 

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