Understanding Common Glass Edge Treatments
Abrisa Technologies can fabricate many edge treatments for the various glass substrates we provide. The edge treatment selected can affect functionality and performance.
Annealing vs. Tempering – Glass Strengthening
This article by Abrisa Technologies describes the difference between annealing and tempering as a glass strengthening process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Application Of Frit Inks For Screen Printed Glass
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.
Solid Colored Glass Can Provide The Right Hue To Fit The Desired Mood
Abrisa Technologies offers a wide variety of solid colored glass for use in lighting and entertainment, architectural, and landscaping applications. Designed with soda lime glass that can be tempered for additional thermal shock resistance, the colored glass may be drilled, sandblasted, screen printed, and fabricated to any shape.
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.
ClearView Theater Projection Port Glass Windows
Today’s advanced optical technologies within projection port windows have become a necessity when using digital projectors. The purpose of projection port windows is to permit light, contrast, and color to be projected to the viewing screen with optimal quality. The ClearViewTM from Abrisa Technologies is a high-end projection port window glass designed to increase transmissivity and ensure a high quality, bright and sharp image. This application note discusses ClearView glass features, and the benefits of using it in IMAX Theaters, digital cinemas, 3D projection technology, home theaters, and museums.