API Expands Laser Cutting Capabilities to Meet Demand for Intricately Shaped Optical Films and Filters
API has expanded its precision laser cutting capability with the addition of a high accuracy laser cutting machine. API can now provide customers with a broad range of optical films and filters in almost any shape or size, to meet virtually any application. All production is in-house at API which facilitates cost control and compresses the production cycle to help customers meet tight deadlines.
API has developed a new circular polarizer filter with a 50% transmission level. Whereas most circular polarizers have maximum transmission levels of around 42%, the API high transmission circular polarizers assure that more light is transmitted through the filter to the viewer resulting in a brighter display.
American Polarizers Names Jeffrey Snyder President as Company Expands Focus on New Product Innovation and Market-Leading Solutions for its Customers
Nicholas Bentley, CEO of American Polarizers, Inc. (API) announced that it has named Jeffrey Snyder as its new president. Mr. Snyder joined API in 2014 and has served as the company’s product engineering manager since that time.
American Polarizers has added 3M DBEF Dual Brightness Enhancement Films to its product line. Along with the 3M BEF Brightness Enhancement Films already being offered, API now provides a broad range of display brightening products to help optics and display manufacturers meet most application requirements for improving display illumination.
API has added to its 3M film offering with high efficiency backlight reflector films. 3M Enhanced Specular Reflector (ESR) Film reflects 98% of incident and generated light to dramatically improve the performance of backlit displays including those used in handheld and tablet devices.
API now offers 3M Vikuiti™ brand Display Protection Films which protect display screens against damage resulting from everyday use. Touch screen applications, stylus wands and other device usage practices can scratch and scuff display screens degrading the image quality and making devices less productive tools. 3M protective films prolong the life and function of displays helping to assure smooth running of business applications and reducing warranty and repair costs.
API has expanded its product offering with 3M Vikuiti™ Brightness Enhancement Films (3M BEF). A single 3M BEF sheet increases the brightness of backlit LCD displays by up to 60%. Placing two sheets at right angles to one another results in up to a 120% brightness increase. Additionally, 3M BEF films promote power savings and thermal management.
API has expanded its product offering with pre-cut sizes of acrylic and glass laminated linear polarizers, circular polarizers and wave retarders. API stock sizes now include 25mm (1 inch) and 50mm (2 inch) square or round which are ideal for industrial cameras, machine sensors, microscopes/optics and other devices with small light apertures.
API has announced the acquisition of a precision waterjet cutting machine to be used in the fabrication of the company's polarizing glass filters and other light filtering/polarizing products. Waterjet cutting enables high precision cutting and facilitates speed and accuracy on intricate shapes and details, tight radial corners and piercings.
Circular Polarized 3D Projection Filters Offer Optimized Transmission/Extinction Balance for Superior Viewing of 3D Images
API glass 3D circular polarizing filters are manufactured with careful attention given to polarized light transmission relative to extinction. An optimum balance between transmission and extinction results in a clear 3D image with low distortion and superior 3D separation of left and right-handed images.