2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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Research Partnership Leading to A Commercialized Nanocomposite Coating

T. Druffel, E. Grulke
Optical Dynamics, US

Keywords:
partnership, nanocomposite,

Abstract:
A research partnership headed by Optical Dynamics and including the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville has developed a UV curable nanocomposite for optical elements. The research effort led to a commercialized product, nanoCLEARâ„¢, which is an antireflective coating for plastic eyeglass lenses. The product allows individual retail stores to manufacture a pair of plastic eyeglass lenses to the finished prescription with a premium anti-reflective coating in an hour. The tools and expertise of the University researchers helped with the speed of the development process, while the students gained direct access to a commercial product development group.


Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract