About API

About Us

Precision. Passion. Innovation.

Established in 1960, American Polarizers’ (API) history of innovation in the field of optical technology has built the company into its present position as a major manufacturer of optical products, both polarized and non-polarized. Developing new applications and addressing our customer’s needs are our basic objectives.

API is known worldwide for products used in the aircraft, electronics, photographic, animated display, consumer, and general scientific industries. Our products are recognized by the trade names Eclipse®, Glare Bar™, Sun Bar®, and Polarmotion™.

At API, we take pride in providing the highest level of customer service, leading edge technical knowledge, and stringent quality control. In addition to competitive prices, we offer many value added services, such as inventorying custom products and just-in-time delivery. Quality is our culture — not just in product production, but the level of attention and care that customers can expect to receive. That quality is backed by industry-best quality certifications and standards, including ISO 9001:2015 designation.

When quality counts, count on API.

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Turn your product ideas into specialized solutions by partnering with API, a global leader in the field of optical technology. Our expertise in polarization is backed by nearly 60 years of experience and industry-leading product development standards, including ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality control.

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