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Kopp Glass Develops Low-Weight NVIS Formulations

July 15, 2011
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Kopp Glass Inc. recently announced it has developed two low-weight, high-transmission, white LED-compatible NVIS glass formulations. The new formulations were designed for use in the aerospace market to be compatible with night vision imaging systems (NVIS). Products made from these compositions can be used in civilian or military aircraft to function as annunciators, indicators, and cockpit display light filters.

K0321 (0.5 mm application thickness) and K0323 (1.0 mm application thickness) were developed in response to customer demands for lower weight, LED-compatible, high-transmission, NVIS filter options. The newest designs reportedly allow for the wall thickness of historical LED-compatible filter products to be decreased by 33-67%.

“As there is so much focus in the aerospace industry on weight reduction efforts, Kopp was willing to accept the challenge of developing compositions that could provide thinner designs for filter material,” said Matt Bogart, senior glass scientist. “We welcomed the opportunity to develop formulations that, in addition to meeting civilian and military specifications, would meet our customers’ and their end users’ expectations.”

For more information, visit www.koppglass.com.

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