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New Environmentally Friendly Glass

LightPath Technologies has announced a new proprietary lead-free glass ECO550 used for precision molded aspheric lenses.

The European Parliament has established a specification, RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), for the elimination of certain hazardous substances used in electronic equipment, which takes effect July 2006. ECO550 glass is RoHS compliant and contains no lead or other restricted materials. LightPath is introducing a full line of standard aspheric lenses that now utilize EC0550 and the ability to produce custom lens designs. ECO550 also meets the Japanese Green guidelines established in 2003.

LightPath is recognized as a world leader in precision molded aspheric optics. With the introduction of ECO550, LightPath can now offer the same high-performance aspheric lens designs without the use of lead, enabling new applications requiring environmentally friendly materials worldwide.

Ken Brizel, LightPath Chief Executive Officer, stated, "ECO550 gives customers another choice when designing their applications. This new environmentally friendly glass will enable our customers to meet the upcoming global environmental legislation restricting hazardous substances."

Selected lens designs are available now and many more standard series 350XXX lenses using EC0550 will be available prior to September 2005, based on customer requirements. Please contact LightPath sales or authorized representatives and distributors for more information.

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