Norland Products, a leading provider of optical and electronic adhesives for applications ranging from commercial optics to LEDs, LCDs, waveguides, fiber optics and microfabrication globally, has selected Pixintelligent Technologies, a company specializing in nanomaterials for soild state lighting, optical coatings and optical films, as its partner in developing and releasing PixClear. This new adhesive uses high R.I. Zirconia Nanocrystal technology and cures in visible light.
According to a spokesperson, the product will improve design flexibility for makers of high performance optical components. The solvent-free adhesive has the highest refractive index, stability and transparency of any optical adhesive developed so far, and can be incorporated into the silicones, acrylics and epoxies commonly used in manufacturing processes. It was developed in cooperation with manufacturers of solid state lighting, display and optical components in order to meet the need for advanced materials for the commercial and military opticals industry.