SOUTH WINDSOR, CT – Coburn Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce that Visgard® UV Anti-Fog Coating is now available for use in their Velocity Spin Coater platform. Since Coburn’s acquisition by SDC Technologies, their development teams have been hard at work to enable Coburn’s award-winning lens coater to dispense SDC’s market leading coatings. Now, not only can labs apply high performance hard coatings like ProCoat, UVMAX, and DURA-UV, but also a permanent anti-fog coating that delivers best-in-class abrasion, chemical, and UV resistance.

“Visgard UV Anti-Fog Coating by FSI Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of SDC Technologies, is specifically formulated for spin coating application with an easy-to-use single coat system,” said Alex Incera, President of Coburn Technologies, Inc. “This product performs extremely well within our Velocity platform. We are very pleased with the results, and incorporating Visgard UV with Velocity is just one of the many innovations to come from our partnership with SDC Technologies.”

Coburn’s latest generation of the Velocity technology, Velocity 2D, allows labs to apply two different coatings in one comprehensive, inline system. As a result of this development, one of those coatings can be Visgard UV which will be automatically applied if the job calls for it. The demand for anti-fog lenses is higher than ever, and Visgard UV offers a permanent solution with durability that withstands numerous environmental factors. Today’s market calls for dynamic, flexible, and automated technology that allows for various functional coating application, such as the opportunity to apply anti-fog coating.

Visgard UV delivers premium anti-fog performance with superior chemical, abrasion, and UV resistance. It is highly stable with excellent long-term adhesion under extreme temperature and high humidity conditions and prevents fogging even after repeated cleaning.

FSI Coating Technologies (FSI) based in Irvine, California was founded in 1986. In 2010, FSICT was acquired by SDC Technologies Inc. FSICT is a globally recognized developer and manufacturer of innovative commercial industrial coatings and film products. FSICT offers a wide variety of premium, high performance anti-fog solutions. Applications include medical, military, safety, and sports eyewear, as well as industrial sheet and PET film for commercial freezer display doors.

Founded in 1986, SDC Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. SDC was acquired by Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. in 2008. SDC is a recognized global leader in the development and manufacturing of high-performance specialty coatings used in a variety of applications from aerospace and automotive parts to vision eyewear. In 2020 SDC acquired COTEC GmbH thin film and coatings technology company. Founded in 1997 in Germany, COTEC® is an innovative developer of quality PVD finishing materials and CVD thin film applications. COTEC also provides anti-reflective, hydrophobic, oleophobic coatings for automotive, ophthalmic, precision optics, and photonic displays for industrial and consumer markets.

Coburn will be introducing and demonstrating Visgard UV with their Velocity Coater at booth F2435 at Vision Expo East this month in New York, New York. The expo takes place at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center from March 17-19, 2023.

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