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SCHOTT Introduced Anti-fingerprint Oleophobic DARO Coating at Exponatec

Published on 2013-12-03. Author : SpecialChem

MAINZ & COLOGNE, Germany -- The international technology group SCHOTT exhibited its proven anti-reflective glass product AMIRAN® at Exponatec in Cologne (Hall 3.2, Booth B59). This glass eliminates annoying reflections and is thus ideal for use in constructing display cases and glazing important works of art. SCHOTT has further developed its oleophobic DARO coating especially for use with its anti-reflective AMIRAN® glass. The panes come coated to permanently reduce annoying fingerprints and achieve significantly better cleaning results.

"We are convinced that DARO-coated AMIRAN® glass will be of particular interest to museums and art dealers. That is why we are presenting an example of it at Exponatec," says Jürgen Fortenbacher, Strategic Marketing Manager at SCHOTT Advanced Optics. The tabletop display case on exhibit consisted of two panes of AMIRAN® glass, one of which featured the DARO coating while the other did not. "Visitors will be able to convince themselves of the functionality and quality of this material and see a direct comparison," he adds.

The oil-repellent effect of the DARO coating makes it impossible for fingerprints to leave significant traces on glass panes. The coated glass also offers long-term resistance to chemical and mechanical wear and can be cleaned very easily using a dry, soft towel.

SCHOTT is developing new application possibilities for its highly resistant, oleophobic coating. The company looks on its excellent experience with DARO-coated CONTURAN® panes that are used to produce large, high resolution displays and touch applications.

AMIRAN® is a registered trademark of SCHOTT AG. DARO stands for "durable, anti-reflective, oleophobic."


SCHOTT is an international technology group with more than 125 years of experience in the areas of specialty glasses and materials and advanced technologies. Its core markets are the household appliance, solar power, pharmaceuticals, electronics, optics, transportation and architecture industries. The company is strongly committed to contributing to its customers' success and making SCHOTT an important part of people's lives with high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is committed to managing its business in a sustainable manner and supporting its employees, society and the environment. The SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales units in 35 countries. Its workforce of around 16,000 employees generated worldwide sales of approximately 2 billion euros for the 2011/2012 fiscal year. 

Source: SCHOTT

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