The AcuraCoat® CVD system deposits thin film layers of metal oxides onto glass. The layers are deposited at high temperatures, above 600℃, and are therefore very durable, which is why CVD coatings are often referred to as "hard coating." Each coater deposits one layer and some applications require multiple layers, resulting in the need for several coaters. Stewart Engineers assists customers in selecting the CVD glass coating system tailored for their market. A two coater system often provides superior value as it has low capital cost while still producing a variety of products.
The AcuraCoat® system is much easier to operate than competing systems such as MSVD (soft coat sputtering system). AcuraCoat® system supervisors with basic technical skills and operations training are able to effectively operate the system. AcuraCoat® allows for reduced cost of equipment, installation, material, and overhead compared to any other glass coating technology.