Anti-fog coating of headlamp lenses
Nowadays, all plastic headlamp lenses come with a protective coating. Thanks to the latest generation of robots, transparent micrometer-thin protective layers can be accurately applied under cleanroom conditions.
GfO (Gesellschaft für Oberflächentechnik AG) specializes in the technical and optical finishing of surfaces and in the coating of plastic moldings with metals, oxides and transparent lacquers. Approximately 75 percent of its customer base is in the automotive industry.
Almost all reputable OEMs and suppliers are currently exploiting the opportunities presented by Elamet and Sicralan, the coating processes developed by GfO, with new applications for plastic constantly being discovered. Weight savings, greater cost-efficiency and enhanced safety in the event of an accident as well as new freedoms in design are the main reasons for the growing use of composite materials in vehicle construction.
Robotic coating under cleanroom conditions