Coatings (AR) – ISTN’s Liquid AR technology relies on
the company’s ability to create precisely engineered nanoparticles, which
when placed into a liquid and deposited onto a substrate assemble themselves
into a refractive index gradient structure which dramatically reduces surface
reflections. The company has
developed single and multi-layer designs to meet the needs of the end user.
Flat Panel Displays – A number
of applications in the electronic display industry will require high
transmission optical materials in order to improve the performance of today’s
devices. ISTN is currently
working with Optimax Technology Corp. to begin to apply ISTN’s Liquid AR
coating to LCD polarizers.
Optimax, located in Taiwan, is the world’s 2nd largest
supplier of polarizers for the LCD industry.
Solar Panels – The high
efficiencies required to meet tomorrow’s energy prices will require
improvements in many aspects of solar panel technology. By increasing the light transmission
of the component glass from ~90% to greater than 98% this cost-effective technology
solution will allow device manufacturers to see significant increases in
performance and a decrease in the cost of energy produced.
Eyeglasses – AR coatings are
applied to more than 99% of all lenses sold in areas like Japan. In the U.S., the high cost and poor
quality associated with older technologies have given consumers a poor
perception of the value of this very beneficial add-on. This has resulted in less than 25% of
U.S. lens purchasers choosing an AR coating. By providing a high quality, low-cost processing solution
to eyewear providers, a liquid AR coating will be able to capitalize on this
large segment of the market who have previously passed on AR.
Low-Temperature AR Coating
Product Sheet (For Plastics)
AR Coating Product Sheet (Glass)
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