Diamond Coatings UK recently launched a new ITO coated glass slides range featuring a layer of silicon oxide. Here is why.
Diamond Coatings’ AR1617 anti reflective coating film is a highly cost-effective and incredibly useful solution for large digital signage and display applications.
A pliable, lightweight and transparent substrate with outstanding heat & impact resistance, polycarbonate is unfortunately comparatively soft and subsequently somewhat lacking in scratch resistance. Applying our anti scratch coating remedies this lack and makes polycarbonate almost equal to glass in terms of hardness.
Internal testing against products supplied by leading copper tape UK manufacturers revealed that Diamond Coatings (DC) copper tape is the most conducting (both along itself and to metal surfaces) tape currently on the market.
Lightweight, pliable, transparent and boasting outstanding impact and heat resistance, polycarbonate makes an excellent alternative to glass in many ‘robust’ applications. Unfortunately, it somewhat lacks in scratch resistance. This can, however, be easily remedied with Diamond Coatings’ polycarbonate scratch resistant coating.
ITO acts as an integral feature on most robust capacitive touch solutions, due to its conductivity and high transparency being desired for most display or optically critical products.
The first, and simplest, type of AR coating was discovered in 1886 by British Physicist and Nobel Prize Winner (physics, 1904) John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (Lord Rayleigh). Upon testing some old, tarnished glass pieces (chemical reactions between the environment and the optical glass of his time tended to cause surface tarnishing on glass as it aged), Lord Raleigh found that – to his surprise – these tarnished pieces transmitted more light than clean, new pieces.
ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) consists of an In2O3 (Indium Oxide) and SnO2 (Tin Oxide) solution that is vacuum deposited as a thin film onto substrates including glass, acrylic, polycarbonate and polyester. Diamox ITO coatings boast properties that are beneficial for a wide range of applications.
With continued investment in our processing capabilities Diamond Coatings are proud to announce the introduction of ITO Laser Etching & Patterning services to our ever growing portfolio of product offerings and process capabilities.
Diamond Coatings is now registered with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and ITAR certified. The Diamond Coatings vacuum deposition plants are designed and built to our own custom specifications. Operating from modern factory premises located in the Midlands, United Kingdom and in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, these state-of-the-art vacuum coating facilities are equipped with our custom technology and operate in clean room environments.