Reflections on the inside of the windscreen can disturb the visual comfort and concentration of the driver. This is compounded by lighter IP top covers that may still exist. Anti-reflective glass, which is treated with a special coating, can reduce these reflections by up to 40% at a reflective angle of 60 degrees, and also helps reduce glare. Reduces exterior and interior visible light reflectance to less than 2%
- Transmits more than 90% visible light
- Superior safety, security and acoustic performance
- Blocks over 99% of UV transmittance
- Durable pyrolytic (hard coat) surface, bendable and temperable
In the field ofNanotechnology, hydrophobic coated glass is often used in automotive and applications. Hydrophobic glass is coated with a polymeric layer that repels water, causing rain or other water to run off the glass without leaving droplets and also greatly improving the effectiveness of windshield wipers in completely clearing water from the windscreen. This leads to significant increases in visibility under wet conditions due to less surface contact with the glass. The early claims from the suppliers were that it would eliminate the use for windshield wipers. This would never be proven successful.
Hydrophilic glass is characterized by a contact angle of ≥105°, whereas Hydrophobic is ≤90°