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micro-optics

Epimesh films

Epimesh film has been developed as an alternative to Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) for applications requiring an electrode (anode/cathode) with very low sheet resistance combined with high optical transparency. The film comprises an ultra-fine metal mesh embedded into a polymer coating which is adhesively bonded onto one side of a flexible carrier film. Surface resistivity is typically in the range 0.4 to 1.5 ohm/square, depending on the mesh pitch. Transmission of the metal grid is typically above 90%. The standard carrier film is heat stabilised PET. Alternative carriers (e.g. PEN, glass) are available. The mesh can be patterned to suit a particular end use requirement. Different versions of Epimesh are available for different end applications.

Micro optics

Today’s market for optical components and systems calls for innovative products that are small, light, more powerful, faster and cheaper to produce. Polymer micro-optics is ideally suited to meet these demands, especially where established polymer processing methods and technologies enable high-quality, high volume production at low cost.

Some examples of polymer micro-optical products that Epigem has been involved in developing for companies include flexible displays, brightness enhancement films, optical retarders, laser image scanners, beam steering arrays, optical biosensors, miniaturised spectrometers, computer generated holograms and optical position sensors.  New applications are emerging all the time, and we are at the forefront of the development in this kind of technology.

At Epigem, we want our customers to be sure that they are receiving the highest quality products, whilst receiving the best possible service. If you have any questions regarding our micro-optics and what they can do for your business, or any questions regarding any of our other products manufactured here at Epigem, including our high-resolution printed circuit boards, please do not hesitate to get in touch. To get in touch, simply call 01642 496300, or get in touch using are quick and easy contact form and we’ll get right back to you.

Epimesh 300s film

This grade of Epimesh film offers an excellent combination of high optical transparency (86%) and low surface resistance (1.2 Ohm/square).  It is based on a square packed metal mesh with 300 micron pitch. The metallisation is pure nickel. The carrier substrate is 125 micron thick, heat stabilised PET.

Applications

  • Touch screens
  • EMI shielding
  • Organic photovoltaics

Epimesh 300S Gold

This grade of Epimesh film offers an excellent combination of high optical transparency (86%) and low surface resistance (1.2 Ohm/square) with the added advantage of a gold surface finish.  The gold surface allows good ohmic contact to over-coated layers such as PEDOT. It is based on a square packed metal mesh with 300 micron pitch. The metallisation is gold over nickel.  The carrier substrate is 125 micron thick, heat stabilised PET.

Applications

  • Solid state lighting
  • Organic photovoltaics