Smart Windows

Partnerships for Precision Coating of Window Films

As a leading innovator in simultaneous, precision multilayer coating technology, Carestream works with partners to develop window films featuring privacy, decoration, and energy and light management attributes for architectural windows, smart windows, sunroofs, rearview mirrors and beyond. Carestream partnerships deliver significant process development advantages by leveraging our established substrate and chemical supplier relationships to enhance partner-provided formulations with nanoparticles or other additives, which are evenly dispersed into the solution prior to coating.

Our clean room manufacturing practices and air filtration system minimize defects down to the micron level to meet the demanding optical requirements of the smart window market. On-line laser and camera inspection systems help us monitor coating quality and quickly react to waste issues. In addition, Carestream production coaters have dual coating stations that can either coat a second layer on the same side of the film, or apply a different solution on the back of the film. UV curing and lamination are available for applications requiring the application of an adhesive layer to the backside of the film.

Partnerships, whether joint development, manufacturing partnership or full joint venture, utilize Carestream’s process and product development expertise to bring new and improved products through commercialization quickly and efficiently at reduced manufacturing cost.

Window Film Coating Capabilities:

  • Precision, multilayer coating
  • Clean room to meet stringent optical and cosmetic requirements
  • 100% automated optical inspection
  • Thickness uniformity within ± 5%
  • Thermal and UV curing
  • In-line lamination
  • On-site mixing of the formulation(s)
  • Tandem coating of backside adhesives or optical clarity layers

Process Development Advantages:

  • Product development and commercialization expertise
  • Established relationships with substrate/chemical suppliers

Custom Coated Smart Window Expertise:

  • Thermochromic film
  • Electrochromic film
  • Photochromic film
  • Architectural windows
  • Privacy windows
  • Switchable rearview mirrors
  • Optically clear adhesives
  • Anti-glare, anti-reflection coatings

Carestream Window Coating Resources:

Carestream Window Film Coating Datasheet:

window film coating, multilayer coating

Carestream actively seeks growth partnerships, which combine customer product IP and market channels with our high-speed roll-to-roll processing, quality systems and worldwide presence to bring new window film products to market. For more information, contact Corinne Ladous.

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