Materials

CDA has found possibilities to substitute materials such as fused silica or glass by modified plastics.

If your production requires other polymers that are not listed below, please check with our customer service regarding availability.


Material Properties** Pros / Cons Application
Polycarbonate* Temp. Range = 140°C
Transmittance >= 90%
Water Absorpt. = 0,2%

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Excellent replication behaviour
Soft (scratches),
biocompatibility questionable

Diffractive Optics Encoders

COC (TOPAS)

Temp. Range = 130°C
Transmittance >= 91%
Water Absorpt. = 0,01%

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Excellent biocompatibility,
low water absorption
Brittle

Micro-Fluidics

COP(ZEONEX)

Temp. Range = 140°C
Transmittance >= 92%
Water Absorpt. = 0,01%

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Excellent optical homogenity
Limited replication properties

Refractive Optics

(lenses)

PMMA

Temp. Range = 140°C
Transmittance >= 92%
Water Absorpt. = 0,6% - 1,7%

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Mechanical properties,
scratch resistant
Temperature stability,
water absorption

* APEC = 203°C
** Grades usable for replicating microstructures

CONTACT

Pia Harju
Manager Business Development
Phone: +49 (0) 3681 387 390
pia.harju@cda.de

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03.08.2015

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