06-05-2012, SCHOTT North America
SCHOTT and JDSU Introduce First Anti-Reflection Coating that Keeps Touch Display Devices Smudge Free
Currently, anti-reflective coatings are the best way to enhance display contrasts in bright environments. But used on touch screen devices, they cannot be touched without marking the coated surface with fingerprints, leading quickly to an undesired visual appearance. The combination of coating technologies from SCHOTT and JDSU provides a durable anti-reflective coating that helps to make glass touch screens more rugged. There are currently no other products on the market that provide manufacturers with a coating that can handle the combined stress of high volumes of touches and the chemical impact of finger prints, without rapidly degrading the surface or making it difficult to clean.
The availability of a super tough and super durable anti fingerprint coating, along with an anti-reflective coating has been requested for a long time and is now being offered by SCHOTT on its well-known CONTURAN® material, now available as CONTURAN® DARO glass.
“By combining our technology with JDSU’s expertise, we are able to provide a unique offering, that helps to set us apart,” says Marten Walther, Head of Application Engineering, plant Gruenenplan of SCHOTT Advanced Optics. “We are committed to provide a new high quality product, of which long term stress tests demonstrate clearly, that the new DARO coating will be very beneficial for our customers, especially for professional display applications.”
Currently SCHOTT has various customers worldwide who are already using CONTURAN® anti-reflective coatings in their display devices. The new DARO coating will create a seamless user experience for everyone and will extend the usage of anti-reflective products in high end touch displays.
Key features include:
The DARO coating will be available to JDSU and SCHOTT customers in North America, Europe and Asia. To learn more, please visit our SCHOTT booth # 443 at SID this week or visit our CONTURAN® DARO webpage: www.us.schott.com/daro
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