Nanofilm, maker of ultra-thin nanocoatings for precision optics and the ophthalmic lens market, has entered into an agreement with the NASA Glenn Research Center of Cleveland, Ohio, to conduct research on improving the anti-reflective properties of ophthalmic and other precision lenses.
The project springs from the research work of Dr. Bruce A. Banks of NASA involving plastic materials done aboard the International Space Station. “Nanofilm was founded on the premise of bringing new technology to ophthalmics and precision lenses, commented Dr. Scott Rickert, Nanofilm co-founder and President. “This important research is an exciting next step for us and for our customers.”
Nanofilm develops patented and proprietary technology that utilizes selfassembled mono and multi-layered polymers (SAMs) which are applied to a variety of surfaces, producing extraordinary liquid-repellency and protection against chemicals, abrasion, heat and cold, or other properties. Nanofilm’s optical products include premium-quality lens care formulations, as well as surface treatments that add antifogging and other performance characteristics.