SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
Ultra Optics’ New UV Lacquer Offers Superior Abrasion Resistance and Adhesion
Product: AST-1, a UV-curable, solvent-free, non-tintable, first generation AST (Advanced Silane Technology) coating developed for maximum performance.
Top Line: After much research, Ultra Optics has begun utilizing Advanced Silane Technology (AST) to create superior abrasion resistance and adhesion in a new category of UV solvent free coatings. This development has led to a new lacquer product, AST-1, which provides superior abrasion resistance, adhesion, film clarity and AR enhancement and complements premium lens technology, according to Ultra Optics (see photo).
Close Up: “With AST-1, labs are no longer forced to compromise performance in the UV systems due to limitations with tintable lacquers. AST-1 is non-tintable, allowing for increased film performance on their coating production not requiring dark tints,” said Scott Pennock, technical engineer, Ultra Optics. “The innovation of AST will allow Ultra Optics to continue bringing new and improved UV lacquer products to customers who desire coating film performance similar to thermal lacquers, but also want the application benefits of a UV system.”
Vital Stats: AST-1 provides superior scratch resistance, excellent adhesion to all lens materials, “water white” clarity (low yellow index), excellent AR hardcoat and optimal flow characteristic (viscosity). Product benefits for labs include reduced breakage from scratching, reduced returns on high-index lenses for delamination, improved optical clarity, enhanced AR durability and yield, enhanced application dynamics and lab-friendly coating and a non-tintable UV lacquer option is available. Product benefits for retailers include eyewear clarity, eyewear longevity, optical quality and AR durability.
EXAMS / DISPENSING
Wiley X Intros Vermillion Lens For Changeable Series Saber Advanced System
Product: Vermillion Polycarbonate Lens for Saber Advanced Eyewear System
Top Line: Wiley X is introducing a shatterproof, Selenite polycarbonate vermillion lens for its Saber Advanced eyewear system. The lens is engineered to improve visual contrast, sharpness and depth perception, particularly in flat light and hazy conditions. Wiley X recommends it for trap and skeet shooting and sporting clays because it enhances the shooter’s ability to acquire, track and hit a target in challenging conditions. Wiley X Saber Advanced provides a full field of view, wrap-around coverage and Wiley X’s High Velocity Protection (HVP) technology.
Close Up: The Wiley X Saber Advanced is available in a single lens version or a three-lens package that includes the vermillion lens together with a smoke grey and light rust lens. Comes complete with deluxe zippered tactical case with belt loops. The system lets shooters change lenses quickly for top performance in any environment or situation, according to Wiley X. The Wiley X Saber Advanced also offers an optional Rx plug-in that is ideal for shooters who require corrective lenses.
Vital Stats: Meets MIL-PRF-31013 military ballistic standards (U.S. Military Combat Eye Protection) as well as ANSI Z87.1-2003 high impact certification (OSHA Occupational Eye Protection). 100 percent UVA and UVB protection. 3.0 mm thickness.
Vision-Ease Lens Launches Spanish Language Website
Product: VEL Spanish Language Web Site
Top Line: Vision-Ease Lens (VEL) has launched a
Spanish language website. The site provides complete Vision-Ease Lens Web site content for Spanish speaking customers and consumers.
Close Up: “Building a site in Spanish is a key step in extending our excellent customer service specifically to our international customers,” said Nick LaManna, international associate marketing manager, Vision-Ease Lens. “The site eliminates the need for individuals to translate information on a case-by-case basis, making it easier to process orders and exchange information with our customers.”
Vital Stats: Geared toward VEL customers in Latin America, the site also offers content for Spanish-speaking consumers and offers the same marketing material ordering capabilities as the existing corporate site in English.
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
DAC Vision Introduces New Polish Technology for Digital Surfacing
Top Line: DAC Vision introduces DigiClear, featuring a new polish technology with high-purity alumina specifically formulated for digital processing delivering superior lens clarity.
Close Up: Precision formulation will not over-polish or under-polish backside progressive curves.
Vital Stats: Easy to mix and stays in suspension. Cleans easily off all lens substrates and equipment and its non-corrosive formula protects valuable equipment.
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