Bye-bye fingerprints and dirt thanks to MIROGARD® DARO picture glazing

Proven permanent anti-reflective coating from SCHOTT with oleophobic properties now also available for the field of art  With its new product version MIROGARD® DARO, the specialty glass expert SCHOTT is now launching another innovative picture framing glass.

Thanks to its Durable Anti-Reflective coating with Oleophobic (DARO) properties, annoying fingerprints and smudges can now be removed from the glass very easily using a damp, soft cloth. The DARO version also features the extremely low residual reflection of less than 1% that the MIROGARD® product family typically offers.

The difference between anti-reflective picture glazing (right) and SCHOTT MIROGARD® DARO (left) can be seen immediately. Thanks to this durable, anti-reflective coating with oleophobic properties (DARO – left), fingerprints and smudges on picture glazing don’t have a chance compared to an antireflective coating without DARO. Photo: SCHOTT

The new MIROGRAD® DARO glass offers several advantages thanks to its high-tech coating: this picture framing glass is resistant to fingerprints and water and easy to clean with a soft, damp cloth. The anti-reflective coating has visual reflectance of less than 1% and a very high color rendering index of Ra = 100 that allows the colors in an artwork to be rendered very naturally.

SCHOTT initially developed the DARO coating for using CONTURAN® DARO glass in larger size displays in public spaces that are subjected to regular and frequent operation by their users. “This proven technology is now also available for the world of art. Our MIROGARD® DARO picture glazing product offers museums, art galleries, private art collections and exhibitions a new way to provide a flawless, undisturbed view of their beautiful paintings, graphics and prints,” explains Andreas Eschmann, Product Manager at SCHOTT Advanced Optics.

Bye-bye to fingerprints and dirt thanks to MIROGARD® DARO picture glazing from SCHOTT. Photo: SCHOTT


The product version SCHOTT MIROGARD® Protect Ultra that has been on the market since June 2015 is also available with the DARO coating and now even offers excellent protection against dirt and fingerprints besides splinter protection, UV protection and its light weight. Long-term durability is thus also achieved with chemical and mechanical stress.

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MIROGARD® is a registered trademark of SCHOTT AG.

SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 35 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,400 employees, sales of 1.87 billion euros were generated in fiscal year 2013/2014. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment.

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