Profile: Opt-Sciences Corp (OPST.PK)
11 Aug 2014
Opt-Sciences Corporation, incorporated in 1956, conducts its business through its wholly owned subsidiary, O and S Research, Inc. The Company deposits anti-glare and/or transparent conductive optical coatings on glass used primarily to cover instrument panels in aircraft cockpits. It also provides full glass cutting, grinding and painting operations, which augment its optical coating capabilities. Its products are designed to enable pilots to read aircraft instruments in direct sunlight or at night or in covert situations using appropriate night vision filters or to protect the instruments from electromagnetic interference. The Company’s business is dependent on a robust commercial, business, and regional aircraft market and to a lesser degree the military aircraft market. It generally has a four to twelve week delivery cycle depending on product complexity, available plant capacity and required lead time for specialty raw materials, such as polarizers or filter glass.
The Company’s offers incorporate an optical coating of some type. Its primary coatings are for aircraft cockpit display applications and consist of its anti-reflection coating used for glare reduction and its transparent conductive coating used for electromagnetic interference shielding. The Company applies either or both coatings to different types of glass face plates which are usually mounted on the front of liquid crystal displays (LCDs), cathode ray tubes (CRTs), light emitting diode displays (LEDs) and electromechanical displays (EMDs). In addition to coated glass described above, it also offers a full range of other specialty instrument glass, including night vision filter glass, circular polarizer’s, touchpad’s, glass sandwiches for LCDs, as well as other custom designed specialty glass components and assemblies. It uses its technology to apply a micro thin optical non-glare and/or conductive coating to the glass. Both processes utilize the deposit of a thin film of metal or metal oxide on the surface of the glass. The process takes place in a heated vacuum chamber. It heats the deposited material to over 1800 degrees Centigrade causing it to evaporate.
The Company also manufactures wedge glass lenses for electro-mechanical displays. These lenses are manufactured from large glass sheets. The Company cuts, grinds and polishes the glass lenses and coat them with a micro-thin optical coating.
The Company competes with JDSU, Dontech, Schott Glass, Quantum, TFD and Hoya Optics.
1912 Bannard St
CINNAMINSON NJ 08077-1901