PSC has developed a range of very effective PMMA based AR coated solutions. Surface reflections are eliminated ensuring maximum light transmittance and readability, fulfilling even the most demanding requirements.
In some applications, such as medical equipment and navigation computers, display readability is extremely important. The spectral properties of anti reflective coatings for display applications are optimised for the wavelengths visible to the human eye. Displays in these applications must be easy to read from all angles and under all possible ambient light conditions.
Anti reflective coatings are made by applying series of very thin layers of metal and mineral oxides on top of each other in a vacuum deposition process. By careful design of these layers, light reaching the surface will not be reflected but transmitted through the material, resulting in a dramatic improvement of clarity and light transmittance, and almost complete elimination of unwanted reflections.
The AR coating provides you with the best reproduction of the original colours, and combined with Anti Finger Print (AFP) top coating, the AR coating is close to optical perfection. Moreover, it offers exceptional abrasion and wear resistance, and it makes it easy to clean and to remove any dirt or smudge deposited when used in challenging environments.
The Marine AR is a further advanced anti reflective coating specially developed for the harsh environment which is found in marine applications and offshore environments. The Marine AR coating reduces light reflections to an absolute minimum and has an exceptional UV and saltwater resistance. Typical applications are radars, fish finders, navigation and communication systems exposed to saltwater and sunlight. The Marine AR is also widely used in hospital environments because of its great resistance to disinfectants and cleaning agents used in this environment.
The WET AR anti reflective coating is a cost effective alternative to the exclusive vacuum deposited anti reflection solution. WET AR has a precise colour reproduction and is easy to clean. Furthermore, it has excellent chemical and wear and abrasion resistance. It is a highly recommendable choice for a wide range of applications e.g. large window applications such as information displays, and applications in public environments where irregular and rough cleaning is standard.
Depending on the application, PSC has developed AR coated acrylic solutions dramatically improve readability.