Flat panel displays, touch screen interfaces, electroluminescent lamps and lenses for mobile phones and PDAs could all benefit from a new moth-inspired film that eliminates the usual problems of iridescence and light flare.
The Autoflex MARAG (MothEye Anti-Reflective Anti-Glare) film was developed by UK manufacturers Autoflex and the Fraunholer Institute for Solar Energy, Germany, taking their cue from the compound nanostructures found in the eyes of moths. These structures collect as much light as possible without reflection, to prevent detection by night-time predators.
This is the first film of its kind to combine both anti-reflective and anti-glare properties, and has a hard coat finish that is resistant to scratches and fingerprints. It reflects less than 1% of visible light and has an exceptional level of optical clarity.