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In-House Coating Facility at G-S Plastic Optics

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GSCoating_320w.jpgG-S Plastic Optics (G-SPO), a maker of precision plastic optics for sensing, scanning, imaging and detecting applications, announced today it has completed establishing an in-house coating facility at its Rochester, N.Y., facility. The company has installed a fully automated Citation ITM precision optical box coater built by Vacuum Process Technology Inc. The system includes electron beam and resistive evaporation with plasma ion assist to form low-stress, dense and durable coatings that will satisfy thin-film requirements of polymer optics, G-SPO said. Coating processes will include protected and enhanced gold, protected and enhanced aluminum, protected silver and antireflection (AR) coatings such as single layers, v-coats and multilayers for broadband AR performance. G-S Plastic Optics will have in-house film design capabilities for custom orders. It said the chamber configuration will also include flexible rotation systems to accommodate complex shapes that are increasingly prevalent in plastic optics design.
Jun 2006
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