High-quality coating materials (hard coating, anti-fog coating)
Coatings for adding properties such as abrasion resistance and anti-fogging to lens substrates
- Basic information
SDC Technologies, Inc. (SDC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui Chemicals with global headquarters in the US, specializes in hard coatings. FSI Coating Technologies, a subsidiary of SDC also headquartered in the US, is a global leader in high performance anti-fog coating systems. At SDC, we pursue extensive research and development on high-quality coating materials not only for eyeglass lenses, but also for innovative solutions for a wide range of industries including automotive and transportation, healthcare, safety, building and construction and consumer electronics. Our Crystal Coat™, Visgard®, Vistex® and FormGard® coatings are shipped worldwide and supported by our regional customer service centers in US, Europe and Asia.
Innovative Coating Solution Properties include:
- Abrasion, chemical, impact and scratch resistance
- Excellent steel wool resistance
- Refractive index matching to lens substrates
- Compatibility with high Refractive Index (RI) primers
- Tintable and non-tintable
- Solvent-Free (100% Solids) and solvent-based
- Primerless or primer-free options
- Compatibility with anti-reflective (AR) and metalizing lens treatments
- Exceptional optical clarity
- Hydrophilic, permanent water-washable anti-fog performance
- Flexible and thermoformable
- Thermal and Radiation cure
- Hydrophobic, oleophobic and anti-reflective coating materials
- Thin film quality tests systems and accessories
- Fast curing, hybrid cross-linking technology, environmentally sustainable
- Highly durable, excellent adhesion, low viscosity
- Excellent tintability and superior coverage
Optical (Ophthalmic) Lens
As the market leader in the field of premium abrasion-resistant coatings, SDC offers a complete suite of Crystal Coat™ coatings and primers suited for prescription Rx lenses and other applications. SDC manufactures tintable and non-tintable coatings in both thermal cure and radiation cure formulas, all of which can be applied to virtually any lens substrate. SDC has also developed high-performance RI matched coatings for high RI MR™ series lens substrates.
Sunglasses and Sports Eyewear
Compatible with both tinted and clear substrates made of lens materials such as MR™, polycarbonate, polyamide, ADC (CR-39®, RAV 7™), acrylic and Trivex®, SDC Crystal Coat™ products enhance the abrasion resistance and durability of sunglasses and sports eyewear. SDC sunlens coating products offer excellent tintability, anti-fog properties, and high abrasion resistance, essential qualities for sunglasses and sports eyewear.
Applications That Demand Superior Safety
SDC offers a lineup of Crystal Coat™ products for applications that demand high safety features. In response to current market trends in anti-fog coatings, SDC offers premium hydrophilic anti-fog and high abrasion resistance coatings for specific industries. These coatings meet high standards and pass various industry performance tests. SDC also provides a suite of primer-free coatings for thermal and UV curing applications.
Best-In-Class Anti-Fog Coatings
FSI Coating Technologies, Inc. (FSICT) offers a wide range of coatings under the Visgard® and Vistex® product brands. These coatings meet the market demand for highly durable coatings, including (EN-166 and EN-168) performance standards, permanent water-washable anti-fog coatings and standard/ customized anti-fog coated film and sheet products. FSICT also offers a range of hard coating systems and primer solutions that are compatible with AR, mirror and metalizing lens coating treatments. These anti-fog coatings are ideally suited to medical, safety and sports eyewear applications, as well as industrial-use sheets and PET films for commercial freezer display cases.
Outstanding Hydrophobic and Oleophobic Surface Treatments
COTEC® GmbH offers thin film coatings technology expertise, combined with continuous research and development to advance and improve product surface treatments under the DURALON® brand. An established innovator in the development and manufacture of high-quality PVD and MLD materials for hydrophobic, oleophobic and ant-reflective coatings in the ophthalmic, precision optics, automotive and display markets.
Fast-Curing, Sustainable Optical Coatings
Coburn Technologies offers fast curing optical lens coatings under the ProCoat, UVMAX, and DURA-UV brands. These hard coatings offer high durability, abrasion resistance, adhesion, and are low viscosity with no volatile solvents. Coburn coatings have a unique bonding chemical formation and UV/thermal hybrid chemistry for better performance and stability during lab production. ProCoat and UVMAX are Coburn’s tintable coating options.
ProCoat offers high adhesion and abrasion resistance across a broad range of lens materials while maintaining high tintability. UVMAX is a high performance tintable hard coating with Quick Tint (QT) formulation that produces Grey 3 in just 15 minutes, along with excellent adhesion, stability, and abrasion resistance with a low viscosity. DURA-UV is a durable and moderately tintable hard coating suitable for a wide range of lens materials, specifically formulated to adhere to all AR coatings.
About SDC Technologies, Inc.
A world-renowned company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui Chemicals, SDC develops and manufactures coating materials that add premium abrasion resistance and other valuable characteristics and functions to plastics, glass, and metals. SDC products add high performance, exceptional optical clarity and durability to eyeglasses, sunglasses, safety goggles, automotive and aerospace products, electronic devices, and other custom applications.
The SDC trusted advisor team has gained the confidence of its clients by providing optimal solutions that meet specific demands based on thorough case-by-case assessments. Our goal is to maintain and strengthen industrial productivity processes for our customers and to enhance the performance and quality of their products.
*CR-39® and Trivex® are registered trademarks of PPG Industries, Inc.
*Crystal Coat™ is a trademark of SDC Technologies, Inc.
*FormGard® is registered trademark of SDC Technologies, Inc.
*MR™ and RAV 7™ series are trademarks of Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
*Visgard® and Vistex® are registered trademarks of FSI Coating Technologies, Inc.
*DURALON® is a registered trademark of COTEC GmbH.