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Abrisa Technologies Provides Custom Screen Printing for Ultra-thin Glass on Touch Panels and Displays

 

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Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies can provide custom screen printing on ultra-thin High Ion-Exchange (HIE™) glass for touch panel and display applications, meeting a variety of unique requirements required by optical bonding manufacturers. In fact, Abrisa Technologies can supply the rugged, chemically strengthened HIE™ glass in thicknesses of 0.5 mm up to 2.0 mm for the following applications:

  • Liquid crystal, flat panel, plasma, and touch panel displays
  • Heated and anti-static windows
  • Transparent EMF, EMI EMC, RFI, and HF shielded glass
  • Instrumentation
  • Electronic displays
  • GPS systems
  • Outdoor displays
  • Heater panels

According to John Schmeling, National Sales Manager for Abrisa Technologies, “Our screen print capabilities are a considerable strength and unique selling point for value-added thin glass solutions that optical bonding integrators require for the display industry. He further states, “We can meet a broad range of specifications required to insure a high quality product is delivered for the required end use.”

  • Part-to-part consistency (registration, print thickness and resolution)
  • Edge printing to within ±0.010″ tolerance
  • Step printing to create offset layered print
  • Extremely good line definition, tight tolerance up to ±0.005″
  • Depending upon artwork, feature-to-feature registration is exact to print; or within a tolerance up to ±0.004″
  • Opacity of print is dictated by color and print thickness in addition to ink type (epoxy or frit). Typically, black would have an optical density between 2.5 to 3.5 or greater

All screen printing is performed at Abrisa Technologies on either a semi-automatic or automated printer in a class 1,000 or 10,000 cleanroom. The platform selected is dependent upon the particular specification requirement. Inks are available in multiple colors, including metallics and range from low temperature epoxies to high temperature frits.

 

Large format screen printing is available on substrate sizes as large as 72″ x 54″ (1828 mm x 1371 mm) while the minimum size for screen printing is 0.3″ x 0.3″ (7.6mm 7.6 mm).

 

Low Temperature Epoxy Polyester Ink:

  • Resolution – can print as fine as 0.127 mm (0.005″)
  • Thickness – single pass (10 µm to 12 µm) & double pass (25 µm to 60 µm)

High Temperature Frit Ink – more durable and scratch resistant:

  • Resolution – can print as fine as 0.3 mm (0.012″)
  • Thickness – <0.051 mm (0.002") – single pass (35 µm to 60 µm)

In addition to providing HIE™ thin glass and screen printing, Abrisa Technologies can also provide other value-added custom glass fabrication services and coatings in order to provide a “plug and play” solution for optical bonders such as:

  • Custom Edge Work
  • Cutting & Opposed Drilling of the HIE™ Substrate
  • Application of Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) and Index-Matched (IMITO) Coatings
  • Anti-Reflective (AR), Conductive AR, IR Blockers & UV Coatings
  • Bus Bars

According to Susan Hirst, General Manager at Abrisa Technologies, “Our goal is to provide optical bonders with a total solution. We want to provide the chemically strengthened HIE™ thin glass, we want to fabricate it by cutting, screen printing, edging, and/or drilling it, and… we want to provide the optical coating(s) such as ITO, IMITO AR, UV or IR.” She further states, “We want to be a high quality, one-stop precision manufacturer that optical bonding manufacturers can rely upon for a custom product that meets all of their requirements.”

 

Abrisa Technologies to Exhibit at SID
Display Week 2012

 

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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 the 2012 SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition being held at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, from June 3rd through June 8th – booth # 769.

 

According to John Schmeling, National Sales Manager for Abrisa Technologies, “We are quite excited about the 2012 exhibition. We have a host of new capabilities as well as our existing precision optical solutions to share at the exhibition.”

 

John further states, “Of prime importance is our ultra-thin, ultra-strong High Ion-Exchange (HIE™) glass for use in touchscreens and displays. In fact, our HIE™ glass is the ideal solution for optical bonding manufacturers as it can be fully fabricated with custom edge treatments, screen printing and other fabrication to provide a plug and play optics solution.”

 

Featured Abrisa Technologies products at the 2012 SID Exhibition will include:

  • High Ion-Exchange (HIE™) chemically strengthened glass (Live demonstration)
  • Strengthened thin glass for display applications
  • Precision thin film coatings (ITO, IMITO, AR, UV, IR, etc)
  • ClearView™ Port Glass
  • Machined glass capabilities (edging, hole drilling, cutting)
  • Screen Printed Optical Components including Bus Bars
  • Glass substrates (soda lime, borosilicate, glass/ceramic, fused silica, specialty glasses)


ZC&R coatings for Optics, Abrisa Industrial Glass, and Sycamore Glass Components are the three divisional brands that comprise Abrisa Technologies. All three of the division’s products and services will be represented at the exhibition.

 

Unique to Abrisa Technologies, is their ability to provide an entire optics solution which includes not only the initial glass substrate, but a fully fabricated product inclusive of coatings for an integrated optics solution. From small run to large OEM requirements, Abrisa technologies has over 80 years of experience providing precision optical solutions for a wide array of industries and applications.

 

High Ion-Exchange (HIE™)
Chemically Strengthened Thin Glass
from Abrisa Technologies is Scratch,
Impact and Shock Resistant

 

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Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies’ High Ion-Exchange or HIE™ thin glass is chemically strengthened in a post-production chemical process, greatly increasing the strength of the glass significantly over that of float glass. The ion-exchange process creates a deep compression layer on the surface of the glass structure, resulting in a highly scratch, shock and impact resistant end product.

 

This thin, strong, and flexible glass is extremely durable and damage resistant making it ideal for use in electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, PCs, displays, touch screens, TVs, and a host of other electronic device applications.

 

The HIE™ ultra-tough, high performance thin glass allows for very sleek touch screen and display devices with improved brightness and touch sensitivity.

 

The easy-to-clean, wear resistant HIE™ glass is available in thicknesses from 0.5mm to 2.0mm which can be custom fabricated to meet application specific requirements. Precision cutting and machining, edge treatments, opposed drilling of holes, and custom screen prints can all be applied to the HIE™ glass.

 

In addition to custom fabrication, durable anti-reflective coatings can be applied for improved screen readability in bright light conditions whether indoor or outside in sizes up to a 27″ diagonal; larger sizes may be available. Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) and Index-Matched ITO coatings can be applied to the HIE™ glass for EMI shielding and heater panels for displays in medical and defense environments.

 

According to Jim Veler, President and CEO of Abrisa Technologies, “One of our unique capabilities as an optics manufacturer, is our ability to provide integrated solutions.” He further states, “By integrated, I mean that Abrisa Technologies can not only provide the HIE™ glass substrate, we can fabricate it to the size and shape desired as well as provide durable thin film coatings for a complete optics solution.”

 

Abrisa Technologies to Exhibit
at Photonics West 2012

 

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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 the 2012 Photonics West Show being held at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California from January 24th through January 26th at booth # 1738.

 

According to John Schmeling, National Sales Manager for Abrisa Technologies, “We are quite excited about the 2012 exhibition. We have a host of new capabilities as well as our existing precision optical solutions to share at the exhibition.”

 

Featured Products at the 2012 show will include:

  • High Ion-Exchange (HIE™) chemically strengthened glass (Live demonstration)
  • Strengthened thin glass for display applications
  • Precision thin film coatings (ITO, IMITO, AR, UV, IR, etc)
  • Dichroics & color correction filters
  • Machined glass capabilities (edging, hole drilling, cutting)
  • Screen Printed Optical Components including Bus Bars
  • Glass substrates (soda lime, borosilicate, glass/ceramic, fused silica, specialty glasses)
  • Beam Splitters
  • Hot & cold mirrors

ZC&R coatings for Optics, Abrisa Industrial Glass, and Sycamore Glass Components are the three divisional brands that comprise Abrisa Technologies. All three of the division’s products and services will be represented at the exhibition.

 

Unique to Abrisa Technologies, is their ability to provide an entire optics solution which includes not only the initial glass substrate, but a fully fabricated product inclusive of coatings for an integrated optics solution. From small run to large OEM requirements, Abrisa Technologies has over 80 years of experience providing precision optical solutions for a wide array of industries and applications.

 

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Abrisa Technologies
High Ion Exchange (HIE™)
Chemically Strengthened Glass is Ultra-Tough


Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies’ High Ion Exchange or HIE™ glass is chemically strengthened glass that has increased strength as a result of a post-product chemical process. This process typically increases the strength of the glass by 6 to 8X that of float glass. The ion-exchange process creates a deep compression layer on the surface of the glass structure, reducing the introduction of flaws once incorporated into the end product and put into service.

 

Typically used for electronic display screens such as smartphones, laptop and tablet computers, mobile devices, touchscreens, and more, HIE™ glass provides outstanding resistance to breakage, scratches and temperature fluctuations.

 

HIE™ chemically strengthened glass advantages:

  • Improved impact resistance
  • Improved flexibility strength
  • Improved scratch resistance
  • Improved resistance to temperature changes

According to Susan Hirst, General Manager of Abrisa Technologies, “At Abrisa Technologies, we can supply the following HIE™ glass to the market; Corning® Gorilla® Glass, SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover glass, and AGC Dragontrail™.” Hirst further states, “These thin glass solutions allow Abrisa Technologies to offer a diverse portfolio of thin glass options to the display, defense, medical and industrial markets. We can service an extremely broad selection of requirements with the wide array of substrates we can provide.”
By using a thin glass such as Corning® Gorilla® Glass, SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover glass, or AGC Dragontrail™, the end product will have improved transmission, reduced weight , and reduced mounting costs as just some of the significant advantages.
Abrisa Technologies can provide customized fabrication solutions for their HIE™ glass that include the application of thin film coatings, various edge treatments, custom cutting and drilling, screen printing, Bus Bars and more.”

 

*Abrisa Technologies HIE™ Glass offerings include:

  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass:
    • Thicknesses – 0.5 mm through 2.0 mm
    • Sheet Size – (1250 mm x 900 mm) or (49.2″ x 35.4″)
  • SCHOTT Xensation™:
    • Thicknesses – 0.5 mm through 3.0 mm
    • Sheet Size – (1150 x 950 mm) or (45.3″ x 37.4″) and (475 x 575 mm) or (18.7″ x 22.6″)
  • AGC Dragontrail™:
    • Thicknesses – 0.8 mm and 1.1 mm
    • Sheet Size – (1219 mm x 737 mm) or (48″ x 29″)

* Theses are the standard sizes that these raw materials are available in, and/or can be fabricated to. In terms of supplying a strengthened piece of glass with fabrication, screen print and coatings (value-added) manufacturing, the maximum size that Abrisa Technologies can offer is 36″ x 29″ (915 mm x 737 mm).

 

According to Jim Veler, President and CEO for Abrisa Technologies, “Our strength here at Abrisa Technologies is to provide our customers with fully integrated optics solutions. We not only can supply high quality glass, but we can fabricate it and coat it to meet just about any customer requirement.” He further states, “At Abrisa Technologies, our product and service capabilities allow us to be the single source solution for high precision, high quality optics.”

 

Chemically Strengthened Thin Glass
from Abrisa Technologies Produces Minimal Optical Distortion
in Display Panels & Touch Screens


Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies chemically strengthens thin glass per ASTM 1422 and tests per ASTM C 158. This process does not affect the optical quality of the glass, making it an ideal solution for display panel and touch screen applications. The chemical strengthening process can make the glass up to 8 times stronger than annealed float glass.

 

This strengthening process is done via an ion-exchange surface treatment, and works well for strengthening soda-lime or other thin glass material with a high sodium oxide content and a thickness of less than 3 mm. Abrisa Technologies has the capability to chemically strengthen glass in sizes up to 28” x 36”.

 

Chemically strengthened thin glass by Abrisa Technologies, improves transmission, reduces weight, and may also reduce mounting costs, while also providing improved impact resistance, scratch and abrasion resistance, and increased bending strength and temperature stability.

 

The chemical bath process causes the surface of the glass to be in a state of compression and the core in compensating tension improving the tensile strength of the glass. The end result of chemical strengthening is glass that has little or no bow, warp, optical distortion, or strain pattern.

 

Optical clarity is of prime importance for display panel and touch screen applications; consequently chemically strengthened glass is used versus heat tempered glass. Glass that has been chemically strengthened by Abrisa Technologies is well-suited for optical bonding, protective covers, viewports, and front surface optics in hostile environments including high temperatures, high pressure, and vacuum situations.

 

Abrisa Technologies’ Chemically Strengthened Thin Glass Provides Minimal Optical Distortion for Ruggedized Defense Applications


Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies chemically strengthens thin glass per ASTM 1422 and tests per ASTM C 158. This process does not affect the optical quality of the glass, making it an ideal solution for display panel and touch screen applications. The chemical strengthening process can make the glass up to 8 times stronger than annealed float glass.

 

Chemically strengthened thin glass can be incorporated into hand-held and mobile devices, 3-D imaging systems, and optical filter systems for military and defense, and security applications.

 

This strengthening process is done via an ion-exchange surface treatment, and works well for strengthening soda-lime or other thin glass material with high a high sodium oxide content and a thickness of less than 3mm. Abrisa Technologies has the capability to chemically strengthen glass in sizes up to 28 x 36”.

 

Chemically strengthened thin glass by Abrisa Technologies, improves transmission, reduces weight, and may also reduce mounting costs, while also providing improved impact resistance, scratch and abrasion resistance, and increased bending strength and temperature stability.

 

The chemical bath process causes the surface of the glass to be in a state of compression and the core in compensating tension improving the tensile strength of the glass. The end result of chemical strengthening is glass that has little or no bow, warp, optical distortion, or strain pattern.

 

Optical clarity is of prime importance for display panel and touch screen applications; consequently chemically strengthened glass is used versus heat tempered glass. Glass that has been chemically strengthened by Abrisa Technologies is well-suited for optical bonding, protective covers, viewports, and front surface optics in hostile environments including high temperatures, high pressure, and vacuum situations.

 

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