Morgan Technical Ceramics Highlights Their Diamondshield® and Scanshield® Scratch Resistant Coatings for Clear Displays at MD&M West

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Morgan Technical Ceramics exhibiting in booth #3264

Morgan Technical Ceramics will be showcasing clear display scratch resistance coatings produced by its MTC Diamonex division at the Medical Design & Manufacturing West (MD&M West) Conference and Exposition, booth #3264, on February 8-10, 2011, in Anaheim, CA.

MTC Diamonex will be highlighting its Diamondshield® scratch-resistant coating for plastics and Scanshield-UV® wear-resistant coated glass.

In response to the proliferation of touch screen displays and the requirement to prevent or eliminate scratches while retaining visual display clarity on high wear surfaces, MTC Diamonex has developed a coating technology that can be applied to both glass and plastic. This eliminates the need to buy expensive protective screen guards.

Diamondshield is a high wear, scratch-resistant coating for plastics and polymers used in a wide variety of applications, ranging from visual displays to aerospace applications. When applied to plastics using a low temperature, chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process, this water-clear coating increases surface hardness to that of glass, providing enhanced durability and increased abrasion/scratch-resistance and wear-resistance.

Diamondshield coating increases the durability and robustness of portable electronic devices by strengthening the surface hardness of the plastic used on these devices. Because the coating is scratch-resistant, screens on electronic devices maintain clarity over time, making them easier to read and eliminating the need for secondary screen protectors. The Diamondshield coating gives plastic a previously unattainable scratch-resistance while maintaining plastic’s low cost, low weight, impact resistance and formability. The coating has exceptional transparency, with a low index of refraction and virtually no absorption in the visible wavelengths. The increased surface hardness and durability extends product lifespan, as there is less wear on parts.

Also on display is Scanshield-UV, an economical, wear-resistant glass coating for capacitive touch screens, high resolution data capture screens, and bar code scanner windows. Standard glass and strengthened glass products are both susceptible to scratching and scuffing, resulting in poor cosmetics and misreading of data.

Diamonex’s Scanshield-UV coating technology provides a superior surface with high hardness, chemical resistance and excellent UV transmission capabilities, which gives products extended life and improved durability, thus maintaining product quality.

About Morgan Technical Ceramics
Morgan Technical Ceramics manufactures components and sub-assemblies using an extensive range of materials, including structural and piezoelectric ceramics, dielectrics, braze alloys, and specialist coatings. It works with manufacturers’ design and R&D teams at local, national and international level on projects from concept and feasibility studies through prototype development to full production. The business employs some 2,500 people and has 23 manufacturing sites worldwide across Europe, the US, Mexico, China and Australia.

Morgan Technical Ceramics is a business within the Morgan Ceramics Division of The Morgan Crucible Company plc, one of the world's leading advanced materials companies. The company specialises in the design, manufacture and marketing of ceramic and carbon products which are used in a wide range of applications, from transport and telecommunications to fire protection and medical instruments. Morgan Crucible is listed on the London Stock Exchange in the engineering sector.

For more information on Morgan Technical Ceramics visit http://www.morgantechnicalceramics.com or contact one of our sales offices below:

Europe
Morgan Technical Ceramics, Bewdley Road, Stourport, Worcestershire, DY13 8QR.
Tel +44 (0)1299 872210 Fax +44 (0)1299 872218
Email mtcuksales(at)morganplc(dot)com

North America
Morgan Technical Ceramics, 26 Madison Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004, USA
Tel +1 800 433 0638 Fax: +1 973 227 7135
Email mtcussales(at)morganplc(dot)com

Asia
Morgan Technical Ceramics, Dingshu Town, Yixing City 214221, Jiangsu Province, P.R. China
Tel +86 21 59 90 61 39 Fax +86 21 59 90 61 27
Email mtccnsales(at)morganplc(dot)com

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