Santinelli Extends Its Consumables Product Line

By Andrew Karp: Group Editor, Lenses + Technology

 Grip-Tight Intermediate Film.
 Value-Edge Blocking Pads.
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—Santinelli International is extending its consumables product line to include all-new Value-Edge Blocking Pads and Grip-Tight Intermediate Film, two budget-friendly solutions designed to improve lens finishing quality.

The Santinelli Value-Edge Blocking Pads are made of a specially formulated foam and adhesive combination, designed to improve the edging performance of today’s coated and uncoated lenses. The foam material resists high rotational forces and prevents the pad from “wrinkling.” The adhesive is formulated to bond to all hard coated, standard AR coated and many hydrophobic AR coated lenses, making it an excellent “all-around” pad. These blocking pads are available in several different sizes and shapes.

The Grip-Tight Intermediate Film is a product which was developed as an added security measure against slippage, giving the lens clamp a more secure “grip.” The intermediate film comes in both Standard and High Curve versions. The Grip-Tight High Curve film is thinner and more flexible, and adheres to high curve lenses with better “wet-out” results and without wrinkles. Grip-Tight will work well with any block size and shape.

“We are proud to introduce innovative solutions which address the challenges of edging today’s lens coatings,” said Franco Aluigi, product manager. “The Value-Edge Blocking Pads and The Grip-Tight Intermediate Film will be great cost-efficient additions to any lab, maintaining the quality of lens finishing results,” he said. ■