Optiguard™ Anti-Fog hard coating for plastics

3rd April 2024

Anti-Mist or Anti-Fog hard coatings are specialised treatments that can be applied to the surface of plastics, typically Acrylic and Polycarbonate. The purpose of these coatings is to prevent condensation or fog.

Essentially the coating alters the materials surface energy, allowing moisture to spread out rather than forming water droplets that obstruct visibility.

Why would I need an Anti-Fog Coating?

Anti-Fog / Anti-Mist coatings serve several purposes, making it a valuable solution to many applications.

  • Clarity: Plastics used in environments with temperature differentials, such as automotive windows or eyewear, are prone to fogging. An anti-fog coating helps maintain clarity by preventing condensation build-up, ensuring clear visibility.
  • Enhanced Safety: In settings like safety goggles, face shields, or medical devices, fogging can compromise vision, leading to accidents or errors. Anti-mist coatings mitigate this risk, promoting safety by maintaining clear visibility.
  • Improved Durability: Fogging can result in frequent wiping or cleaning, which may degrade the surface of the plastic over time. Anti-fog coatings reduce the need for cleaning, thus prolonging the lifespan of the plastic.
  • Enhanced User Experience: Whether in sports eyewear, camera lenses, or greenhouse panels, anti-fog coatings enhance the user experience by providing uninterrupted clarity, reducing frustration, and improving overall satisfaction.
  • Increased Efficiency: In industrial or agricultural settings, such as greenhouse covers or machinery windows, fogging can hinder productivity. Anti-fog coatings optimize efficiency by ensuring continuous visibility, allowing operations to proceed smoothly.

Why choose Panel Graphic?

Optiguard™ Anti-Fog high performance UV coating; it is a protective hard coating that offers superior Anti-Fogging / Misting properties. It is the perfect solution for applications such as:

  • Eyewear; Safety goggles, eyeglasses, etc.
  • Automotive screens and windows.
  • Medical face shields and surgical lenses
  • Sporting Visors and masks
  • Consumer Electronics: Camera Lens, VR headsets
  • Industrial Windows and control panels.

We can also offer other surface coatings to enhance consumer experience. An example is applying a clear hard coat to the opposite face to have increased hardness.

Anti-fog hard coating applied to a visor

Why not take a look at other coatings we offer…

Author: Chloe
Author: Chloe
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