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Oleophobic Anti-Reflection Coatings

Non-reflective glass with anti-fingerprint coating

ARC-O Series

Special Properties

  • Highly efficient anti-reflection coating on both sides
  • Permanent oleophobic (oil-repellent) on the user side
  • Fingerprints are much less visible than on conventional anti-reflective glasses
  • Excellent light transmission
  • Oil, liquid, and dirt repellent
  • Extremely durable oleophobic effect
  • Contact angle of water > 110
  • High chemical resistance
  • Easy to clean
  • The exceptionally smooth surface of the oil-repellent side minimizes wear and friction
  • High abrasion-resistance and durability

Typical Applications

  • Touchscreens
  • Touch displays in public areas
  • Measuring instrument windows
  • Displays in medical technology
  • High-quality device windows
  • Water repellent camera windows
  • Automotive Touch Displays

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A multitude of unique properties characterizes the oleophobic optical anti-reflection coating of our ARC-O Das Bild zeigt einen mit einem teildurchlässigen Spiegel aufgeteilten Laserseries. Both sides of the high-quality substrate glass have an anti-reflection coating optimized for visible light. Also, there is a durable and resistant oleophobic coating on the operator side's surface with an anti-fingerprint effect, which also repels liquids and dirt.

Conventional anti-reflective coated display glasses increase the contrast of a display by minimizing the glass surfaces' reflection and maximizing the light transmission. However, as soon as a user touches a non-reflective screen, fingerprints leave visible marks on the anti-reflective coating. This disturbing effect on image reproduction and aesthetics is a well-known problem, especially with touch displays in public spaces. The single side oleophobic and double-sided anti-reflection coating of the ARC-O series offers an optimal solution for such applications because it reduces fingerprint visibility by up to 90%. The adhesion of dirt and liquids is also much less than with conventional anti-reflective coated glasses.

The oil and liquid repellent coating is highly durable and resists hundreds of thousands of friction cycles in the MIL-C 675C abrasion test. Hence, cleaning is easy with a soft, dry cloth. The broadband and high light transmission supported by the high-quality iron-reduced selected white float substrate glass of the ARC-O coating ensures an almost loss-free, excellent imaging quality.

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Typical transmission of the ARC-O
oleophobic anti-reflection coating

Uncoated window compared to ARC anti-reflection coating
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Standard thicknesses

(Please click on a glass thickness to request a quote)

Thickness (mm)


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2,00 ±0,20
3,00 ±0,20
4,00 ±0,20
Custom thicknesses on request
The thicknesses marked with "" are also available within 48–h Express Service.

Anti-Reflection Coating and Coating Structure

  • Ravg </= 1 % at 420-670 nm at i = 0° per side
  • Two sides with anti-reflection coating
  • One side with an additional oleophobic layer

Oleophobic Coating

  • Abrasion-resistant according to MIL-C 675C:
    450000 friction operations
  • Resistance to salt spray: > 90 days
  • Sweat-resistant, according to ABREX® test:
    Exceeds the requirements for painted and unpainted plastic parts in the automotive industry according to
    DIN EN 60068-2-70/IEC 68-2-70

Surface Quality

  • better than 80-50 scratch & dig (MIL-0-13830A)
  • Higher surface quality on request

Other Specifications

  • The anti-reflection coatings are adhesive according to MIL-C-675C (tape test) and abrasion-resistant, according to MIL-M-13508C.

Cleaning instructions

  • Suitable clean mechanical aids:
    • soft cloths, sponges, chamois leather, plenty of water
  • Suitable cleaning liquids for normal contamination:
    • Water
    • Surfactant-containing washing-up liquids
    • Ammonia-based glass cleaner
    • Mild alkaline detergents
  • Suitable solvents for heavy soiling:
    • Ethanol
    • Do not use acetone!
  • Avoid:
    • Strongly alkaline lyes
    • Acids
    • Cleaning agents containing fluoride
    • Coarse cleaning aids such as scouring agents, steel wool, blades, or other hard objects

Further information is available upon request.

All given details and specifications are mean reference values and are not guaranteed. Also, please consider our "Notes on specifications".

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