Abrisa Technologies: chemically strengthened thin glass

Abrisa Technologies chemically strengthens thin glass per ASTM 1422 standard specification and tests per ASTM C 158 standard specification. According to the company, the process does not affect the op…

Abrisa Technologies chemically strengthens thin glass per ASTM 1422 standard specification and tests per ASTM C 158 standard specification. According to the company, the process does not affect the optical quality of the glass, which is therefore an ideal solution for display panel and touch screen applications. Moreover, the chemical strengthening process can make the glass up to eight times stronger than annealed float glass. The strengthening process is carried out by means of an ion-exchange surface treatment, and works well for strengthening soda-lime or other thin glass material with high a high sodium oxide content and a thickness of less than 3mm, while Abrisa has the capability to chemically strengthen glass in sizes up to 28″ x 36″. Abrisa Technologies says that its chemically strengthened thin glass has improved transmission, reduced weight, and may also have reduced mounting costs, while providing improved impact resistance, scratch and abrasion resistance, and increased bending strength and temperature stability. Since optical clarity is of prime importance for display panel and touch screen applications, chemically strengthened glass is used versus heat tempered glass. Glass that has been chemically strengthened by Abrisa Technologies finds use in optical bonding, protective covers, viewports, and front surface optics in hostile environments including high temperatures, high pressure, and vacuum situations. Abrisa Technologies is headquartered in Santa Paula, California, and has three divisions that provide precision glass optics products and services: Abrisa Industrial Glass, Inc., Sycamore Glass Components, and ZC&R Coatings for Optics.