Abrisa Articles

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. ClearViewTM 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.

  4. Strengthened Glass Terminology: MOR vs. DOL

    When working with strengthened glass, it is important to understand the terminology used to classify its characteristics. The terms MOR and DOL are used to describe a glass’s strength components. MOR, or Modulus of Rupture, refers to the surface compression or the bend/fracture strength of the glass substrate. DOL, or the Depth of Layer, describes the how deep the ion-exchange process has permeated the surface of the glass substrate, thereby reducing flaws and increasing resistance.

  5. Sight Glass Application Note

    A sight glass is a visual observation window used to view or monitor liquid levels and flow within a tank, pipeline, or other pressure vessel. This app note discusses the characteristics of sight glasses, as well as how to choose the best substrate based on application requirements.

  6. Can Machined Glass Be Strengthened?

    Download this brief application note to learn more about tempered and heat strengthened glass, chemically strengthened soda glass, and high ion-exchange chemically strengthened thin glass, and the potential risks and feasibility of strengthening said glass.

  7. SCHOTT Borofloat 33 Floated Borosilicate Glass Tech Note

    Abrisa Technologies provides custom fabrication and coating of SCHOTT Borofloat® 33; floated borosilicate glass.

  8. Specialty Glass And Optical Coatings: Trends And Technologies

    Blake Fennell comes to Abrisa Technologies following a 17+ year career at Melles Griot, a manufacturer and distributor of photonics-related components and subsystems, including lasers, optics, optical systems, and electro-optical components. He held multiple senior leadership roles, serving as VP and general manager, chief operating officer, and chief executive officer. A Q&A with Blake Fennell, President and CEO, Abrisa Technologies

  9. Application Note: UV Blocking Glass Benefits For Dental Curing Lights
    Dental curing lights utilize coated glass filters, such as a UV blocking glass, to selectively emit specific bands of light. These curing lights are used to polymerize dental composites, sealants and cements that are often used to help repair or replace tooth material. By Abrisa Technologies
  10. Application Note: How To Protect Museum Quality Artwork With UV Blocking Glass
    UV Blocking Glass acts as a mirror with regard to ultraviolet light wavelengths (400nm and shorter). UV rays are one of the most significant sources of degradation in museum artwork. As such it is a problem that has prompted much consideration. By Abrisa Technologies