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Glass, Optics & Coatings


  • 测量材料刚度--作为温度、湿度、溶出介质和/或频率的函数,以便更好评估玻璃转化温度,结晶度和刚度行为。
  • 识别镜面反射,便于了解光与固体、折射率、薄膜和干涉图样、多层涂层和偏振之间的作用关系。
  • 分析玻璃的物理性质,一般用于玻璃制造和热处理过程中的质量控制。
  • 测量透射率、漫透射率和漫反射率,以便对视觉清晰度、偏振、颜色稳定性,抗划伤性,抗冲击性和紫外线防护性能进行评估。

Architectural Glass Analysis

The quality of architectural glass is extremely important. Does it let in the right amount of light and heat? Is it safe and secure? Does it insulate against noise and promote privacy? Does it complement the design of the building? For glass analyzers like you, all these questions can be answered through rigorous testing. A variety of samples and forms can be generated, and the appropriate accessories are required to ensure glass meets QA/QC standards. Conforming to these standards allows you to optimize development and production and troubleshoot during any process, from beginning to end. To determine color, light transmission, absorbance, thermal, and solar properties, glass is tested against ISO9050, CIE, EN410, EN673, Haze, and NFRC standards.


Automotive Glass

From windshields to mirrors to electronic screens, glass analysis in the automotive and transportation industry is crucial to ensure safety and security. With so many different types of optical properties that need to be analyzed, it’s important to have flexible, reliable technology for the most accurate results. To analyze a variety of sample types, forms, and sizes, you must use the appropriate accessory that tests to QA/QC standards. Our solutions allow for optimized development and production as well as the ability to troubleshoot at any stage. To determine color, light transmission, absorbance, thermal, and solar properties, glass is tested against ISO13837, CIE, EN410, EN673 standards.


Solar Panel & Photovoltaic

With the ever-growing need to source efficient renewable energy, it’s more important than ever to ensure products like solar glass are properly analyzed. Common applications for analyzing its properties include optical components, materials, and color measurements on specular substrates. Samples are typically tested to determine the following:

  • Bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) and bidirectional transmittance distribution function (BTDF), other scattering measurements on diffusers, patterned and diffused coatings, and materials for straylight suppression
  • Directional transmittance and reflectance properties on thin foils
  • Directional reflectance properties on front surface mirrors
  • Angular color measurements of samples and measurements of optical filters


Glass for Efficient Energy Storage

Light-diffusing glass – covered, patterned, textured, and coated – are widely used in solar panels, buildings, and greenhouses. This type of glass captures and traps light better within a structure, ensuring maximum thermal energy efficiency and an optimized distribution of light. The ability to accurately measure the transmission and reflection properties of these materials is a key requirement in the development and manufacturing of high-efficiency solar cells and light-diffusing glazing. To quantify high efficiency, these materials are tested and measured according to NFRC standards.



Measurements of optical components are some of the most challenging types of analytical methods. Optical components are used for a variety of applications: lenses, filters, lasers etc. Optical coatings composed of thin films of dielectric materials have long been commonplace in both the optics and glass industries. In the last two decades, the range of available optical coatings has broadened considerably as new materials have emerged to meet new applications. For the successful study of the properties of optical components and thin film structures the use of non-destructive methods as UV/Vis/NIR or FTIR spectroscopy are preferred.


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