Technical Details - AcuraCoat® CVD coating system

Technical Details - AcuraCoat® CVD coating system

Benefits of AcuraCoat® Hard Coat Over Sputtered Soft Soat

Financial

  • 3X the production volume per capital dollar invested
  • Superior profit margins over soft-coat, often up to 10X the profit
  • Over 10,000 m2 reduction in footprint and civil construction cost
  • 50-60 fewer employees required
  • Lower overall capital and operating costs:
    • 80% reduction in equipment costs
    • 75% reduction in operating costs

Operational

  • Temperable and bendable without color change
  • No edge-deletion required, resulting in higher product reliability
  • On-line coating deposition, eliminates additional handling requirements
  • No desiccated special packaging required

Product Performance

  • Eliminates coating failure upon loss of double-pane insulated glass unit seal
  • Unlimited coating shelf-life
  • Flexibility to store custom cut-sizes because no special packaging is required
  • Can be installed monolithically (single pane, without seal)
  • Coating durability allows for international shipping
  • Suitable for high-temperature applications (e.g. oven doors, fireplace screens)
3D Render of AcuraCoat® Lehr Gap Coater and support steel
3D Render of AcuraCoat® Lehr Gap Coater and support steel

Coatings & Coating Descriptions

There is a superior CVD hard coating product for every climate.

Low-E

  • Appearance: Invisible, Color-Neutral
  • Applications: Residential, Commercial, Appliances
  • Cost: Half the manufacturing cost compared to sputter (includes glass)
  • Regional/Climate Use: In all climates, Low-E CVD hard coatings outperform sputter soft coatings in investment payback, durability, and reliability

Reflective

  • Appearance: Reflective silver or gold, and other colors are possible
  • Applications: Commercial, Appliance, Cosmetic
  • Cost: Half the manufacturing cost compared to sputter (includes glass)
  • Regional/Climate Use: In all climates, Reflective CVD hard coatings outperform sputter soft coatings in investment payback, durability, and reliability

SunLite Solar Control

  • Appearance: Blue-grey tinted glass
  • Applications: Commercial, Residential, Automotive, Appliance
  • Cost: Half the cost of standard tinted glass
  • Regional/Climate Use: In all climates, SunLite CVD hard coatings outperform standard tinted glass in investment payback, durability, and reliability

Transparent Conductive Oxides

  • Appearance: Color-neutral, high-transmission with haze control as needed
  • Applications: Photovoltaic, Commercial refrigerator reach-in-doors (RID), touch screens, displays, tempest control, defrosting of bulletproof windows
  • Cost: One-tenth the manufacturing cost compared to sputter (includes glass)
  • Regional/Climate Use: In all climates, TCO hard coatings outperform sputter soft coatings in investment payback, durability, and reliability

Self-Cleaning

  • Appearance: Ranges from color-neutral to reflective silver
  • Applications: Airport Installations, Lighting, Commercial, Automotive
  • Regional/Climate Use: In all climates, Self-Cleaning CVD hard coatings result in the best investment payback, durability, and reliability

Anti-Reflective

  • Appearance: Color-neutral
  • Applications: Solar, Displays, Touch-Screens, Lighting, Commercial
  • Regional/Climate Use: In all climates, Anti-Reflective CVD hard coatings outperform sputter soft coatings in investment payback, durability, and reliability

AcuraCoat® Specialty Technology

Stewart Engineers can install the AcuraCoat® CVD hard coating system without process downtime in tin baths that were not originally designed for CVD.

Customized Design Process

Stewart Engineers utilizes 3D CAD modeling of AcuraCoat® CVD Technology to achieve:

Operational Expertise

Over thirty-years of CVD hard coat experience has equipped Stewart Engineers with the knowledge to develop:

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AcuraCoat® Online CVD Glass Coating System

AcuraCoat® Online CVD Glass Coating System

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