The VueGuard® 901AG anti-glare various gloss levels hardcoat is one of PCI Lab’s families of solvent based UV cured coatings for plastics. Anti-glare coatings are used where glare reduction, abrasion and chemical resistance are required, while retaining high resolution for optoelectronic displays, gauges, CRT’s or for attractive cosmetic applications of all types especially where a textured or glare reduced finish is called for. This is an excellent topcoat with a wide range of uses well known for its durability in high demand applications.

Range of Uses

VueGuard® 901AG is most often used in gauges, lenses, control panels and readout windows for all types of optoelectronic displays. Highly abused products have used this coating for years. Examples are automotive test equipment, medical equipment, computer keyboards and scales.

Anti-Glare Various Gloss Levels Hardcoat Application Methods

The VueGuard® 901AG may be applied via spray (hand or automated), roll or flow coating.

Glare Reduction Levels

Various levels of glare reduction are available to enhance readability. They range from 0°-gloss level to 95° gloss level with the most popular being 32°, 54°and 75° gloss units are available. Selection of a specific gloss level is dependent upon the type of display being used.

Chemical Resistance

VueGuard® 901AG coated products have an excellent resistance to many chemicals. They will resist diluted sulfuric acid, alcohols, aromatic solvents such as toluene and xylene, trichloroethylene and gasoline.

Scratch and Abrasion Resistance

VueGuard® 901AG coatings deliver an extended service life when compared to uncoated substrates while maintaining an attractive appearance. Test conducted using both Performance Coatings International Laboratories, LLC’s steel wool scratch tester and the Taber Abrasion Tester show no attack in either case.
PC Substrate Haze Change (ASTM D-1003)
Uncoated Coated
Steel Wool Scratch #0000 steel wool pad at 24 psi for 100 rotations 28.1 0.4
Abrasion ASTM D-1044 100 cycles 32.0 3-4

Surface Printing

Surface printing over VueGuard® 901AG coated products is feasible by using our proprietary surface treatment PST-1126.

Cleaning Instructions

VueGuard® 901AG coated sheets and fabricated parts may be cleaned using ordinary liquid window cleaners and a soft cloth.

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