For further information +44 (0) 1508 528028

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Technology Centre



The nature of our business often requires us to use technical terms to define materials and/or procedures. We take these terms for granted and we are comfortable with their usage, but we’re sometimes asked explain a technical term to our clients. With this in mind we thought it would be a good idea to build a glossary of terms that we use, so we can provide a full definition of each – and help to clarify any ambiguities, such as distinguishing between terms that share common abbreviations for example.

So this is the place where you can find out exactly what an industry term means. This Technology Centre is an on-going project for us and we’re aiming to build it into a complete resource to be referred to time after time.

It is presented in alphabetical order for ease of use – and it has a helpful search facility to help you to find the term you need explained quickly and easily.

If you need help in using this Technology Centre please email us.



Acrylic

Acrylic: Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) is a transparent thermoplastic, often used as a light or shatter-resistant alternative to glass. Chemically, it is the synthetic polymer of methyl methacrylate. The material was developed in 1928 in various laboratories, and was first brought to market in 1933 by Rohm and Haas Company, under the trademark Plexiglas. It has since been sold under many different names. PMMA is an economical alternative to polycarbonate (PC) when extreme strength is not necessary. It is often preferred because of its moderate properties, easy handling and processing but behaves in a brittle manner when loaded, especially under an impact force, and is more prone to scratching compared to glass, Acrylic Glass – Poly(methyl methacrylate).


Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Display (AMLCD)

Active-matrix liquid crystal display. These are the most popular type of monitors on the market today however there are many different active matrix displays and each display is associated with a specific physical display resolution, Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Display.


Anti

‘Anti’ is a word that is commonly used within the electronic display industry, please look for your specific terminology within our technology centre. We have listed a few examples: * Anti Finger Print / * Anti Glare / * Anti Newton / * Anti Reflective / * Anti Abrasion / * Anti Fog / * Anti Graffiti / * Anti Mist / * Anti Reflection / * Anti Scratch / * Anti Smudge / * Anti Static.


Anti Abrasion

An Anti Abrasion or scratch-resistant coating is applied to plastic display surfaces, The coating does not interfere with how the surface function and does not affect vision, although an anti-abrasion coating is not 100% scratch-proof, it helps to prevent minor scratches that can easily happen to a regular display.


Anti Fingerprint (AFP)

Anti-finger print. A wide range of uses will benefit from an Anti-fingerprint surface treatment including applications such as: electronic display screens (e.g., liquid crystal displays, CRT displays, plasma displays, projection TVs), consumer appliances, Surfaces that are routinely subjected to touch are commonly stained with fingerprints, skin oil, sweat, and cosmetics when used. Once the surface is contaminated, the stains are not easily removed, or cleaning materials are needed. Dirt and fingerprints on surfaces that have an anti-reflective coating are very sensitive to surface contamination and can be easily cleaned.


Anti Fog

Optiguard™AF coating can be applied to the rear surface of a display screen to prevent any Fog / Mist / Moisture vapour forming on the rear surface which can greatly reduce visibility of the display. Optiguard™AF is an Industry 1st transparent ‘UV Cured’ Anti-mist / Anti-fog, Abrasion resistant coating designed to provide an extremely effective, non-fogging surface to polycarbonate and other plastics, including Acrylic. Optiguard™AF exhibits superior, non-fogging properties under extreme environmental use. Optiguard AF™ can be applied by spray method to plastic sheets, display windows, light lenses, and any moulded device front screen. It has a hard surface, offering a permanent solution to misting or fogging. For a pdf copy of the technical data specifications please email: info@displaywindows.com.


Anti Glare

Anti-glare coatings are designed to cut down on the amount of light that reflects off a display. Reflected light or glare is very fatiguing to the eyes and reduces the contrast, colours and sharpness of the display. For example an anti-glare screen makes viewing a display more pleasant, reduces eyestrain, and sharpens the picture. An anti-glare screen is standard on most LCD monitors, this type of anti-glare screen works by using the rough ‘matte surface’ of the display to scatter light, rather than allowing it to reflect off a smooth surface.


Anti Graffiti

Optiguard™ Anti-graffiti – a Specially developed coating to repel inks, paints and other forms of fluids to protect electronic display screens from graffiti contamination, Optiguard™ also has additional abrasion resistance properties, http://www.displaywindows.com/pdfs/Specialist_Optiguard_Coatings-2.pdf.


Anti Mist

Optiguard™AF coating can be applied to the rear surface of a display screen to prevent any Mist / Fog / Moisture vapour forming on the rear surface which can greatly reduce visibility of the display. Optiguard™AF is an Industry 1st transparent ‘UV Cured’ Anti-mist / Anti-fog, Abrasion resistant coating designed to provide an extremely effective, non-fogging surface to polycarbonate and other plastics, including Acrylic. Optiguard™AF exhibits superior, non-fogging properties under extreme environmental use. Optiguard AF™ can be applied by spray method to plastic sheets, display windows, light lenses, and any moulded device front screen. It has a hard surface, offering a permanent solution to misting or fogging. For a pdf copy of the technical data specifications please email: info@displaywindows.com.


Anti Newton

The phenomenon of Newton’s rings named after Isaac Newton, it is an interference pattern caused by the reflection of light between two surfaces, light and dark rings interfere at different thicknesses of the air layer between the surfaces. By applying our Optiguard™ non-glare hard-coat to both sides of material surfaces that are in contact to one another we can eliminate the effect of Newton’s ring therefore creating an Anti-Newton solution, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton’s_rings.


Anti Reflection

An anti-reflection (AR) coating is a type of optical coating applied to the surface of lenses and other optical devices to reduce reflection. This improves the efficiency of the system since less light is lost. In complex systems such as a telescope, the reduction in reflections also improves the contrast of the image by elimination of stray light. Anti-reflection coatings are part of a larger family of “thin film” coatings which can be deposited onto a transparent media by a process of vacuum deposition, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-reflective_coating.


Anti Reflection Coated Acrylic

An anti-reflection (AR) coating is a type of optical coating applied to the surface of lenses and other optical devices to reduce reflection. This improves the efficiency of the system since less light is lost. In complex systems such as a telescope, the reduction in reflections also improves the contrast of the image by elimination of stray light. Anti-reflection coatings are part of a larger family of “thin film” coatings which can be deposited onto a transparent media by a process of vacuum deposition, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-reflective_coating.


Anti Reflective

An anti-reflection (AR) coating is a type of optical coating applied to the surface of lenses and other optical devices to reduce reflection. This improves the efficiency of the system since less light is lost. In complex systems such as a telescope, the reduction in reflections also improves the contrast of the image by elimination of stray light. Anti-reflection coatings are part of a larger family of “thin film” coatings which can be deposited onto a transparent media by a process of vacuum deposition, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-reflective_coating.


Anti Reflective Plastic

An anti-reflection (AR) coating is a type of optical coating applied to the surface of lenses and other optical devices to reduce reflection. This improves the efficiency of the system since less light is lost. In complex systems such as a telescope, the reduction in reflections also improves the contrast of the image by elimination of stray light. Anti-reflection coatings are part of a larger family of “thin film” coatings which can be deposited onto a transparent media by a process of vacuum deposition, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-reflective_coating.


Anti Salt Water and Marine Grade AR Coated Acrylic Sheet

Anti Salt Water, Marine Grade, AR Coated Acrylic (Marine AR2L+) is a specialised coating which is applied to both sides of Acrylic material, this coating has been designed to cope with harsh marine environments where salt water protection and longevity is required.


Anti Scratch

An Anti Scratch or scratch-resistant coating is applied to plastic display surfaces, The coating does not interfere with how the surface function and does not affect vision, although an anti-scratch coating is not 100% scratch-proof, it helps to prevent minor scratches that can easily happen to a regular display.


Anti Smudge

Anti-smudge sometimes referred as (Anti-finger print) A wide range of uses will benefit from an Anti-smudge surface treatment including applications such as: electronic display screens (e.g., liquid crystal displays, CRT displays, plasma displays, projection TVs), consumer appliances, Surfaces that are routinely subjected to touch are commonly stained with fingerprints, skin oil, sweat, and cosmetics when used. Once the surface is contaminated, the stains are not easily removed, or cleaning materials are needed. Dirt and fingerprints on surfaces that have an anti-reflective coating are very sensitive to surface contamination and can be easily cleaned.


Anti Static

Optiguard™ESD (Electro-Static Dissipative coating / Anti-Static) is another Industry 1st translucent liquid solution that cures to be virtually clear when exposed to thermal processing system. Optiguard ESD is a mar-resistant coating intended for application upon polycarbonate, PET, and other plastic substrates. An antistatic agent is a compound / coating used for treatment of materials or their surfaces in order to reduce or eliminate buildup of static electricity generally caused by the triboelectric effect. Its role is to make the surface or the material itself slightly conductive, either by being conductive itself, or by absorbing moisture from the air, so some humectants can be used. The molecules of an antistatic agent often have both hydrophilic and hydrophobic areas, similar to those of a surfactant; the hydrophobic side interacts with the surface of the material, while the hydrophilic side interacts with the air moisture and binds the water molecules, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-static.


AR

Anti-Reflection. An anti-reflection (AR) coating is a type of optical coating applied to the surface of lenses and other optical devices to reduce reflection. This improves the efficiency of the system since less light is lost. In complex systems such as a telescope, the reduction in reflections also improves the contrast of the image by elimination of stray light. Anti-reflection coatings are part of a larger family of “thin film” coatings which can be deposited onto a transparent media by a process of vacuum deposition, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-reflective_coating.


AR Coating

Anti-Reflection. An anti-reflection (AR) coating is a type of optical coating applied to the surface of lenses and other optical devices to reduce reflection. This improves the efficiency of the system since less light is lost. In complex systems such as a telescope, the reduction in reflections also improves the contrast of the image by elimination of stray light. Anti-reflection coatings are part of a larger family of “thin film” coatings which can be deposited onto a transparent media by a process of vacuum deposition, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-reflective_coating.


ARLS

Optiguard™ARLS Large format single & double sided Vacuum deposition Anti-reflective sheet. Standard sheet sizes: 8′x4′ / 10′x6′ and available in the following standard thicknesses: 1.5mm – 2.0mm – 3.0mm – 5.0mm – 6.0mm, other sheet sizes & thicknesses are available subject to requirement and minimum order quantities.


ARLS Sheet

Optiguard™ARLS Large format single & double sided Vacuum deposition Anti-reflective sheet. Standard sheet sizes: 8′x4′ / 10′x6′ and available in the following standard thicknesses: 1.5mm – 2.0mm – 3.0mm – 5.0mm – 6.0mm, other sheet sizes & thicknesses are available subject to requirement and minimum order quantities.


AROL

Optiguard™AROL, Anti Reflective Optical Lamination. Optiguard™AROL has been developed by Panel Graphic to enable more products to benefit from an affordable AR coating solution, this specialised Sputter coated Vacuum deposition Anti-Reflective film is complete with optical adhesive ready for lamination within our Class 10k clean room. For a pdf copy of the technical data specifications please email: info@displaywindows.com.


AROL Film

Optiguard™AROL, Anti Reflective Optical Lamination. Optiguard™AROL has been developed by Panel Graphic to enable more products to benefit from an affordable AR coating solution, this specialised Sputter coated Vaccum deposition Anti-Reflective film is complete with optical adhesive ready for lamination within our Class 10k clean room. For a pdf copy of the technical data specifications please email: info@displaywindows.com.


Next

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 
    Factory 2  
             
  Home | About Us | Our Clients | Our Products | Services | Technology Centre | News | Site Map | Contact Us | Terms & Conditions
© Copyright 2010 Panel Graphic Ltd. | Website design by GGS