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Optiguard™ AROL has been specially developed by Panel Graphic to enable more products to benefit from an affordable AR coating solution. Exceptional light transmission and anti-reflective properties combined with excellent durability makes Optiguard™ AROL the ideal solution for a broad range of applications.
Anti Reflection Optical Lamination coating will dramatically reduce scratching when applied to acrylic or polycarbonate sheet giving surface hardness approaching that of glass together with superior resistance to chemical attack.
It is suitable for internal and external use but it is recommended that UV stable substrates be used when exposed in direct sunlight.
|Evaluation Item||Measured Value|
|Total Light Transmittance (%)1||95.9|
1Measured with film laminated to glass
2The regular reflectance of 5° is measured by spectrophotometer (550nm)
(Adhesive film adhered to glass, back painted black)
|Coating Thickness (µm)||Micrometer||25|
|Adhesive strength for glass (N/25mm)3||For Glass||RT x 30min||15.0|
|23°C x 65% x 24h||18.2|
|65°C x 95% x 24h||23.5|
3Peeling angle: 180°. Peeling speed: 300mm/min
|Steel Wool Rubbing||No Scratches||# 000 Steel Wool: 250g/cm2 x 10 (Back and forth)|
|Surface Hardness4||4H||JIS k5400 (Value of the base film only)|
|Coating Layer Density||100/100||Cross-Cut Test|
|Contact Angle (°)||105||Water Contact Angle|
|Fingerprint Removing Property||⊚||–|
4JIS k5400 compliant
|Chemical List||Concentration||Immediately||1 minute||5 minute|
|Ammonia aqueous solution||2%||Ο||Ο||–|
|Weak alkaline detergent||10%||Ο||Ο||–|
|Acetic acid aqueous solution||2%||Ο||–||Ο|
Ο: No Change
×: Minor Change
Film type: AROL / ARTAC40 / ARTAC60Z / AGLR80-6K / AGLRPET80
Test sample: Leave the samples laminated on the soda glass at ambient room temperature for one day, then test.
OK = No change of appearance (No film lifting, peeling, bubbling or yellowing)
|Thickness Base Film||80 µm TAC||40 µm TAC||60 µm TAC||80 µm TAC||80 µm SRF-PET||–|
|Total Light Transmittance (%)||95.9||96.5||95.9||93.9||95.3||JIS K 7105|
|Haze (%)||0.4||0.4||0.5||5.8||7.5||JIS K 7105|
|Reflection (%)||1.2||0.4||0.19||1.2||0.94||5° Reflection (550nm)|
|Adhesive Strength (N/25mm)||≥ 10||≥ 10||≥ 10||≥ 10||≥ 10||To Glass (After 24 hours)|
|Pencil Hardness||4H||4H||4H||5H||4H||AR Film Itself (Without OCA)|
The Vacuum AR treatment is also available in a Marine grade. This gives the material excellent salt water Resistance and high performance. The anti-reflection coating on the material is applied to both sides and enables full readability – even in the brightest direct sunlight.
The Optiguard™ AROL treatment has great saltwater resistance. Current applications include use in naval aircraft carriers, for stopping unwanted internal reflections when helping guide approaching pilots to the vessel.
Panel Graphic is proud to have a long-sustained manufacturing partnership with Porsche; with production of instrument cluster lenses for the Panamera and Cayenne models being carried out at our Norfolk plant since 2016.
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