Abrisa Articles

  1. “Dynamic” Deadfront Interface Panel Glass

    A “dynamic” deadfront panel is used to create a sleek, uncluttered user interface appearance, drawing attention to the “hidden” light up indicators as required. The icons or other alpha-numeric indicators are visible when backlit, and when unlit, a monochromatic streamlined look is achieved. Abrisa Technologies offers complete solutions for deadfront panel glass technologies including screen printed graphics, chemical strengthening or heat tempering, anti-scratch coatings, and more.

  2. Custom Glass Fabrication Capabilities Technical Reference Document

    Abrisa Technologies provides precision custom machined optical components from prototype to high volume and OEM production. We can apply a variety of precision processes, individually or in combination, to any glass substrate. 90% of Glass Fabrication requirements are unique, consequently when you require a specific transmission, size, edge, polish, cleanliness standard or more for your product, turn to Abrisa Technologies to produce your fabricated glass components.

  3. Technical Note: Guide To Glass

    Guide to Glass provides information about the types of glass and their associated thermal, optical, chemical, mechanical, and electrical properties; Understanding light & color; glare reduction; and glass Strengthening methods using heat and chemicals.

  4. Semi-Transparent Mirrors For Visually Dynamic Hospitality Displays

    Hotel, restaurant, and retail owners are increasingly using aesthetically pleasing high-performance semi-transparent mirrors to create a visually dynamic display/mirror combination. These mirrors are constructed with a display unit hidden behind the glass that is not visible until powered on. 

  5. Benefits Of Heat Tempering vs. Heat Strengthening Of Glass

    There are two types of heat-treated glass. Heat-strengthened glass is approximately two times stronger than annealed or untreated glass, while the tempered glass will be four times stronger and less likely to experience breakage through thermal shock. This application note presents the benefits and characteristics of each type of heat-treated glass.

  6. First Surface Mirrors

    Conventional mirrors are constructed with a glass protective surface and a “silvering” second surface. In high precision applications, these second surface mirrors have distinct disadvantages such as refracted or bent images, loss of energy, and a dim and distorted reflection.

  7. CleanVue™ PRO – Series Of Oleophobic And Hydrophobic Coatings For Tough Environments

    Abrisa Technologies' new CleanVue™ PRO series of anti-reflection coatings are designed to combine improved handling, cleaning, water shedding, and robust performance with anti-reflective properties. This makes the coatings ideal for displays and optical windows intended for use in “tough” outdoor, high traffic, or other challenging environments. This series is both oleophobic and hydrophobic providing easy fingerprint removal and a non-smudge surface, while repelling water and other liquids for a simpler “view-ability.” The hydrophobic coating properties also reduce friction on the glass which provides improved surface “slickness” and enhances scratch resistance.

  8. Using Beam Splitters For Teleprompters

    A teleprompter system is made up of a one-way mirror, a screen, and a camera. The coated glass mirror is placed at an angle in order to reflect the image text from below. This allows an individual to look directly at the camera, rather than looking at notes or a script when addressing an audience. Abrisa Technologies provides non-distortion, high definition compatible optical grade beam splitter mirrors for these teleprompter applications.

  9. Frit Inks For Screen Printed Glass Application Note

    Abrisa Technologies offers frit ink graphics for screen printed glass used in rigorous environmental conditions. This frit ink is not affected by moisture, oil, soaps, chemicals, or detergents, and is able to retain its original appearance throughout the life of the glass. It is an ideal choice for soda lime glass and SCHOTT Borofloat® due to its high melting point and ability to be used in high temperature environments.

  10. Tough Durable Coatings For Medical & Dental Markets & Applications

    Many types of imaging and endoscopic surgical instruments come in direct contact with the human body during medical and dental applications. Therefore, these devices need to be equipped with optical coatings that not only have superior optical performance, but also can survive the device assembly and its harsh sterilization processes. The ZC&R Coatings for Optics of Abrisa Technologies collaborates with customers in order to design and manufacture the optimal selection of optical substrates, mounting configurations, and coating materials that meet the high demands of these instruments.