Markets & Applications

Optics / Ophthalmics

One of the Leading Partners Worldwide for Materials in Optical and Ophthalmic Sectors

Thanks to more than fifty years of experience in the areas of thin film technology and vacuum technology, Umicore Thin Film Products is one of the leading partners worldwide for materials for optical and ophthalmic applications.

Umicore Thin Film Products offers a range of products unique in the industry. Umicore's in-depth technical know-how is based on over 50 years of experience in the development of coating materials for optical applications. Since the beginning we specialized in the making of well-defined blends tailored to specific refractive index values and color effects. Besides optimized refractive indices, our coating materials guarantee a well-defined transparency range and show chemical and environmental stability.

Anti-reflective (AR) coatings reduce reflections and ghost images while enhancing the transmission of light. This is especially important when a large number of surfaces are used, as in microscopes, camera lenses or endoscopes.

Umicore Thin Film Products, as an industry leader for optical coating materials, offers unmatched technical support capabilities, either online or on-site.