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Siltint Industries is the UK’s leading independent ophthalmic coating company. Established in 1972, it supplies advanced lens coatings for the ophthalmic profession and industry and, since the late 1980′s, has specialised in thin film deposition processes for the precision optical and opto-electronic industries.
Siltint’s ophthalmic expertise is concentrated on supplying a wide range of anti-reflection and colour coating services to manufacturing and high street opticians. With its own research and development facilities, it is able to supply an extensive range of high quality products, designed to meet all ophthalmic coating requirements, complemented by a speedy and efficient service.
Siltint operates state-of-the-art equipment including several Leybold and Balzers vacuum box coaters including the unique Advanced Plasma Source deposition system, as well as a Leybold CCS250 and Satis diffusion pumped bell coaters. Lens cleaning is by an eight tank Kerry and other ultrasonic cleaning lines. Test equipment includes spectrophotometers measuring in the visible and infrared spectrum.
Siltint provides the most comprehensive range of coating products for the ophthalmic industry. This includes several type of Reflection Free coatings for plastic, polycarbonate and glass lenses, an unlimited Colour Tints range for plastic lenses, Sunglass Tints with UV filters, fashionable Silver, Gold, Blue and Gunmetal Mirrors for sunglasses with new Dark Brown and Dark Grey sunglass coatings for polycarbonate lenses, Special Filters for Ultra Violet protection, VDU and other specialist use and Thermal Toughening of glass lenses to standard and industrial specifications.
Precision Optical Coatings
As well as standard e-beam evaporation techniques, Siltint can offer the latest plasma ion-assisted deposition technology (APS). This low temperature technology offers coatings on substrates from plastic to glass with superior environmental resistance.