In addition AF coating allows easy removal of dirt from the glass surface.
Two technologies for anti-fingerprint coatings deposition were developed:
- liquid evaporation
- GIT® technology
AF coating deposition could be combined with AR coatings deposition in one cycle (AR+AF coating).
Coating machine that combine liquid evaporation technology with PECVD technology is presented below.
Another technology that is developed for anti-fingerprint coatings deposition is GIT®.
GIT® is a new IZOVAC created technology that is used for AF coatings mass production.
GIT® machine for AF coatings is represented below.
Advantages of AF coating:
- Long-term durability in resisting chemical and mechanical wear
- Repellent to fingerprints and water
- Easy-to-clean with a dry soft cloth
- Water contact angle > 110°
- Combination with anti-reflective coating
AF coating application
The multifunctional AR+AF coating is well suited for use in surface protection of optical glass from contamination, wear-resistant coatings for smartphones, industrial displays, touch screens, architectural glass, gaming and public displays, etc.
Difference between uncoated and coated with AF coatings glass is shown on this video.