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Abrisa Technologies Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) and Index-Matched (ITO) Optical Coatings are Electrically Conductive and Optically Transparent

 

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Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies can provide both Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) and Index-Matched Indium Tin Oxide (IMITO) thin film optical coatings for a wide variety of optics applications. The durable coatings provide for an electrically conductive glass surface that offers high optical transparency with transmittance levels that can be in excess of 99%. Common wavelengths for the coatings are 400 to 700 nm (visible) and 1500 to 1650 nm (near IR). A variety of sheet resistances such as 5 ohms per square for shielding applications and higher values for heater applications can be provided depending upon the particular application requirement. Glare reducing broadband anti-reflective coatings can also be applied to the glass substrate along with the ITO/IMITO coating.

 

ITO/IMITO coatings are commonly used to shield electromagnetic interference (EMI) while transmitting a high level of visible light, as heater windows for outdoor use, and in electronic devices such as LCDs and switches. The coatings can be applied to a wide variety of commercial glass such as soda lime float glass, borosilicate and aluminosilicate glass as well as other technical substrates such as ceramic, and fused silica.

 

Typical applications for ITO/IMITO coated glass include:

  • 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

ITO and IMITO coatings from Abrisa Technologies are resistant to flaking, peeling, cracking, delaminating, and crazing. The coatings can be applied to substrate sizes as small as 0.25″ and up to a substrate size as large as 27″ in diameter. The minimum substrate thickness that Abrisa Technologies can provide ITO coatings for is 7 µm while the maximum substrate thickness that can be coated is up to 4″.

 

Custom fabrication of ITO/IMITO coated glass can include the addition of Bus Bars, custom edge treatments, opposed drilling of holes, custom cutting, chemical strengthening, screen printing, wire bonding, and more, for a fully integrated optics solution.

 

All ITO/IMITO coatings are applied via an ion assisted physical deposition process which provides an extremely uniform film while virtually eliminating macro particle content.

 

Abrisa Technologies’ “Guide to Glass” Named the Number 1 Read Article on Photonics Online E-Newsletters for 2011

 

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Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies is pleased to announce that their Guide to Glass technical reference document was named as the number 1 most popular item featured in the 2011 editions of the Photonics Online E-newsletters, which was announced on December 21, 2011.

 

The Guide to Glass which can be downloaded from the Abrisa Technologies Website Resource Center or from the Abrisa Technologies storefront on Photonics Online provides readers with insight into the various types of glass as well as their associated thermal, optical, chemical, mechanical, and electrical properties. Additionally, information is also provided in connection with understanding light & color, glare reduction, and glass strengthening methods using both heat and chemicals.

 

Readers will find the Guide to Glass a useful document to keep close at hand or on their desktop for quick reference.

 

Abrisa Technologies
Publishes Custom Glass Fabrication
Technical Capabilities Brochure


Santa Paula, CA – Abrisa Technologies is pleased to announce that it has just completed and published a brochure detailing their custom glass fabrication technical capabilities.

 

The brochure PDF is available for download on the Abrisa Technologies website in the Resource Center. The brochure provides information about the following capabilities:

  • Cutting
    o Waterjet, Scribe, hand, precision XY sawing/slicing
  • Edging
    o Bevels, seams, dubbing, pencil, polish, circle, flat, etc.
  • Screen Printing
    o Machine & custom press
    o Ink types, bus bars, edge printing
  • Strengthening (Chemical & Heat)
    o Chemical (HIE™) and heat
  • Machining
    o CNC, drilling, grinding & polishing, sandblasting & more
  • Cleaning
    o Flat, ultrasonic, etc
  • Metrology
  • Specialty Packaging

The brochure provides in depth details as far as specifications including fabrication sizes (thickness, tolerances, material size), and much more. Also included is an overview of our clean room facilities.

 

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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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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.

 

Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) Coatings
Provide High Transmittance
Solutions for Optics Applications


Photonics West 2011 – Torrance, CA – ZC&R Coatings for Optics, a division of Abrisa Technologies, provides Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) and Index-Matched Indium Tin Oxide (IMITO) transparent, high transmittance conductive coatings which are extremely useful in EMI shielded windows for sensors and displays, heated outdoor camera windows, liquid crystal based polarization devices, and photovoltaic cells. The high transmittance IMITO solutions can be designed with sheet resistances below 5 ohms per square.

 

These IMITO solutions inhibit the effects of EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interface), RFI (Radio Frequency Interface), and ESD (Electro-Static Discharge). By using an ITO coating solution from ZC&R Coatings for Optics, EMI, RFI, and ESD are minimized and may be virtually eliminated; improving reception and overall performance of electronic devices. Instrument operators and communications devices will have clearer signals and improved communication channels due to the coating’s effectiveness.

 

The ITO and IMITO coatings can be applied to a wide variety of technical and commercial glass substrates and may be applied in conjunction with other ZC&R coatings for a highly custom, application-specific solution.

 

The optically transparent and durable ITO and IMITO coatings are most often used where low resistance and high transmission are required. ZC&R’s high transmittance coatings are resistant to flaking, peeling, cracking, delaminating, and crazing. Humidity, abrasion, adhesion, and salt-fog should be considered when selecting a coating prior to application for best results.

 

Integrated durable Bus Bars can be provided with tri-metal or precision printed high temperature silver epoxy for electrical contact.

 

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