Clear Hard Coatings
Coating DesignGroup stocks and applies many different types of optical grade coatings . This allows us to select the coating that best meets your performance or cost requirements. When a specific coating is requested, we often have it in our extensive inventory. If not we will make every effort to acquire it or we can tailor a formulation to meet your specific requirements. Some of the types that we apply are:
Primerless Clear Abrasion Resistant Coating
Primerless clear abrasion resistant coating is an economical general purpose coating
Primerless Weatherable Clear Abrasion Resistant Coating
Primerless weatherable clear abrasion resistant coating is generally used on polycarbonate with moderate outdoor exposure.
Weatherable Primer and Clear Abrasion Resistant Coating
Weatherable primer and clear abrasion resistant coatings are generally used on exterior polycarbonate substrates which require maximum UV protection.
Formable Hardcoat Coating
Formable hardcoat has less abrasion resistance than standard hardcoats but can be thermoformed. Formable hardcoats allow significant cost savings by pre-coating flat sheets, which can be later formed to unique desired configurations.
Anti Fog Coating
Anti-fog coating is a permeant hardcoat that works by causing moisture that condenses on the surface to spread invisibly, rather than formimg droplets, Ideal for goggles, visors, mirrors.
Anti Condensation Coating
Anti-condensation Coatings are generally used on the interior of lenses (gauges, marine, ATV, heavy equipment) and face shields that see the extreme temperature changes which cause fogging or condensation to form on the interior surface.
Matte Finish Coating
Matte finish coatings provide a light surface texture to reduce glare. The coating is custom formulated to provide gloss readings in the range of 10 to 120
Tintable Abrasion Resistant Coating
Tintable abrasion resistant coatings are coatings that can be tinted with standard dyes. By selecting the light transmittance we can select the coating with the best abrasion resistance.
Anti Static Coating
Anti Static coatings prevent dust contamination problems caused by static charges on parts. Anti Static Hard coats offer a compromise of abrasion resistance, color, and antistatic properties. Coating resistivity can be adjusted over a range of 10x10-8 to 10x10-13. As resistivity goes below 10x10-10 the abrasion resistance is reduced and a light tint become evident.
UV Blocking Coating
UV blocking coatings are formulated to provide maximum protection from exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Typical application includes parts that are located outdoors or to protect valuable artwork and documents.
Chemical Resistant Coating
Chemical resistant coatings protect substrates from enviromental chemicals such as solvents, cleaners and lubricants.
Elastomeric coatings provide a protective covering on brittle substrates that would be prone to shattering