Non-glare, or anti-glare, coatings for reflection control.
Fine Mat is especially developed to produce a mat, exclusive looking surface for elimination of reflections and perfect optical performance. The gloss level can be adjusted to fit the specific requirements of the application.
The coating process creates a unique surface structure consisting of lens-shaped micro-particles. The structure scatters ambient light and greatly reduces glare. At the same time, haze is low and light emitted from the display is not blurred. Hence, the disturbing reflections are reduced with no loss of display readability.
When two plane surfaces are placed against each other, an undesirable phenomenon (Newton rings) can occur. However, by applying the finest grade of Fine Mat to one of such surfaces, this will act as a spacer, creating sufficient distance between the surfaces to prevent this occurrence. For solutions based on CleartechTM, this combination is named CleartechTM Touch.
Fine Mat can be applied to extruded, cast, injection-moulded, and laminated plastic parts. The only requirement is that the sheet has not already been surface treated.
Hard Mat is designed for applications where abrasion resistance and non-glare properties are important – with abrasion resistance as first priority. For instance in industrial equipment where rough cleaning with industrial cleaning agents and exposure to organic solvents frequently occur.
The Hard Mat coating adds a layer of clear hard coat containing almost invisible particles, which are referred to as a matting agent. The size and amount of particles are dominant factors of how matte or non glare the surface becomes.
The Hard Mat surface treatment is a UV-cured, non-glare hard coating characterised by extremely good physical and chemical properties. PSC offers Hard Mat surface treatments, which are suitable for both interior and exterior use.
The application of the Hard Mat surface treatment does not affect the possibility for later cutting and milling. However, later thermoforming and cold bending as well as gluing and silk screen printing on the coated side are not possible.
When anti glare and abrasion resistance goes hand in hand, Hard Mat non glare and hard coating is the optimal solution.