Article - 25 Mar 2004
Cellulose acetate is a thermoplastic that has been around for 110 years. Until recently it had been overshadowed by more recently developed plastics. The reinvention of this material is described.
News - 23 Jul 2009
Smith Optics and Arkema unveil the new "Evolve" sunglasses collection using Rilsan Clear G830 Rnew at the Outdoor Retailer Summer fair in Salt Lake City, Utah from July 21st to 24th....
News - 29 Mar 2007
Imagine a single pair of glasses with lenses that can be transparent or dark, and in shades of yellow, green or purple, all on command. A new lens with chameleon powers promises to dramatically...
News - 1 May 2006
PPG Industries has acquired Intercast Europe, S.p.A. – the world’s leading manufacturer of nonprescription hard resin sunlenses – and related manufacturing operations in...
News - 11 Feb 2015
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, along with support from BASF, have developed a broad color palette of electrochromic polymer materials that can be used for tinting windows,...
News - 1 Aug 2012
A new film has been released as part of the BASF’s “Creating Chemistry” series featuring superior materials that will enable frames and lenses of high-quality sunglasses to be robust...
News - 6 May 2005
PPG Industries has reached agreement to acquire the business of International Polarizer Holdings Trust, a privately held polarized film manufacturer for sun lens applications.
Though terms of the...
News - 29 Jan 2015
A group of Georgia Tech researchers have designed eyeglasses which can change from clear to shaded under the wearer's control, rather than based on ambient light conditions.
The results of...
News - 4 Mar 2014
Now available for purchase from Ellsworth Adhesives, OC-3021 is the latest product to be developed by the Dymax Corporation. OC-3021 is a UV Curable, optically clear, hard coating offering superior...
News - 16 Dec 2005
The Boeing Company has selected PPG Aerospace, a business unit of PPG Industries, to provide electrochromic windows for the passenger cabin of the all-new 787 Dreamliner.
The 787 will be the first...