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What Industries are Optical Bonding Best Used for?

August 8, 2022

What is Optical Bonding?

Optical bonding involves bonding a cover glass or touch screen to an LCD cell. An adhesive, such as silicone gel, epoxy, or urethane, is applied to eliminate air gaps by inserting it between the cover glass and the LCD. Optical bonding is a necessary process for touch screens and display screens to ensure the touch capabilities are accurate and the screen stays strong and performs optimally in all conditions. 

Which Industries Would Benefit From Optical Bonding?

The optical bonding process was created to ensure that touch and display screens can continue to perform their best when working in extreme or harsh conditions. This is why optical bonding is recommended in applications where a higher-performing display is needed. 

When touch and display screens are used in harsh conditions, such as where there is moisture, dust, or high ambient light, optically bonding can help ensure the screens last long and work effectively at all times. Optical bonding is particularly suited for screens that will be used outdoors or in heavily lit areas. Some of the specific industries that benefit from optical bonding technology include: 

  • Military
  • Marine
  • Kiosk
  • Transportation
  • Medical
  • Restaurant
  • And more 

Optical Bonding with Fortec US

Fortec US’ original process, VacuBond®, is regarded as industry-leading and the most advanced form of dry optical bonding. This one-of-a-kind dry process allows for zero optical defect production and provides perfect material stability with no yellowing, as well as impeccable image clarity and incredible durability. Apollo has helped clients across all industries with their optical bonding needs.  

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Contact Us Today to Learn More About Our Custom Digital Screen Solutions!

As the global leader in optical bonding, Fortec US supports you in all project phases – from the construction of the metal housing and procurement of specific parts to the in-house development of controller boards and touchscreen integration. In need of a product, part, or have a project in mind? Contact us today at (631) 580-4360 or click here for more information.

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