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  • Design & Development | Light Coatings Ltd

    Design & Development We strive to be known for our expertise, reliability, and customer-centric approach, building long-lasting partnerships with our clients based on trust, collaboration, and mutual respect. Our vision is to create a positive impact on the world by providing sustainable solutions that improve the performance, durability, and aesthetics of our clients' products, while maintaining the highest standards of safety and environmental responsibility. We aspire to be a company that is respected by our industry peers, admired by our clients, and valued by our employees and stakeholders and to make a meaningful contribution to the communities in which we operate. Optical Coatings Design We provide optical coating design services to a global range of customers from defence and aerospace to cutting edge ophthalmics and industrial displays. Utilising industry recognised software for the design, optimisation and reverse engineering, combined with the experience to ensure coatings perform in the environments required and within the manufacturability available at the client. Technology Assessment We provide a range of services dedicated to ensuring that clients specify, select and obtain the most applicable technologies suitable for their application and requirements. Our experts can provide insight to manufacturers, technologies and processes to provide the client with all the information required to make a fully informed decision whilst ensuring that we eliminate any of the acronyms and 'black box' views which can be associated with such technologies. Subcontract R&D We know that on occasion resource, capability or the requirements for discretion means that outsourcing R&D can be an effective tool. In these situations we can support activities from running large collaborative R&D projects to supporting small activities with academics, handling the supply chain, partners and outputs with clear reporting to the clients and key stakeholders. Project Management Where key technical knowledge is required to deliver a project Light Coatings provide key project management to our clients. This has been in the form of running government funded projects for clients to ensure delivery and reporting to the oversight body to delivering project management for the delivery and establishment of complete industrial coating facilities. Get in touch for a free consultation ITAC 5, Daresbury Laboratory, Keckwick Lane, WA4 4AD +44 (0)845 1549796 sales@lightcoatings.co.uk First Name Last Name Email Project Summary Send

  • Team | Light Coatings Ltd

    Staff Members DR STEVEN STANLEY GEORGE TITLEY

  • IR Coatings | Light Coatings Ltd

    IR Coatings We have undertaken a range of IR coating developments using our reactive sputtering process to further develop our capability in this area. We have worked with specific coating options to optimise existing products in the IR region, developed new materials and processes for specific needs in IR wavelengths and to develop the materials which can be used in these areas such electrochromic and thermochromic coatings. Want to discuss our R&D projects? Contact Us

  • Coatings for Polymers | Light Coatings Ltd

    Coatings for Polymers Optical Coatings for Polymers Our technology is specifically designed for the coating of polymers with optical coatings such as Antireflection coatings, filters and mirrors. Polymerised Silica Light Coatings have the capability to apply Polymerised Silica sealing/buffer layers to polymers through an insitu PACVD process. Barrier Coatings Light Coatings can undertake a range of coatings to act as barriers for moisture, air or chemicals, through the application of dense Al2O3 or custom designed layers and materials to suit your specific application. Coatings for 3D Printed Polymers Through our current research projects we are developing the capability to apply hard wearing, chemically resistant and in some cases decorative coatings to a range of 3D printed polymers. Vacuum Plasma Treatment Of critical importance for coatings for polymers is the use of vacuum plasma pretreatment. This is a routine aspect of the coating process depending on the polymer type but can also be performed as a stand alone treatment for specific applications for surface energy and activation. Ready to take the next step to a coating solution? Contact Us

  • Light Coatings Ltd | PVD Coatings

    WELCOME TO LIGHT COATINGS LTD Delivering Coating Solutions by Your Side Our Vision Our company's vision is to be a leading provider of PVD coatings and consultancy, offering innovative solutions that help our clients achieve their goals and create value for their customers. We strive to be known for our expertise, reliability, and customer-centric approach, building long-lasting partnerships with our clients based on trust, collaboration, and mutual respect. Our vision is to create a positive impact on the world by providing sustainable solutions that improve the performance, durability, and aesthetics of our clients' products, while maintaining the highest standards of safety and environmental responsibility. We aspire to be a company that is respected by our industry peers, admired by our clients, and valued by our employees and stakeholders and to make a meaningful contribution to the communities in which we operate. Services Component Manufacturing Light Coatings Ltd can provide a range of manufacturing services around the coatings industry. This can include component manufacturing, substrate sourcing, dicing, coating and mechanical component manufacturing. ​ We have internal 3D printing capability for rapid prototyping and functional component manufacture and in house design capability for mechanical components. Coatings (Optical, mechanical and elecrical) Using our state of the art reactive sputtering technology we specialise in precision optical coatings for UV - Vis- NIR - MIR -FIR optics for mirrors, antireflective coatings and complex filters. In addition our low temperature process is particularly suited for coatings on polymers and also for the reactive deposition of hard durable coatings. We also produce conductive coatings such as Copper and Silver as well as transparent conductors such as ITO. Consultancy We provide consultancy to a range of customers from optical coating design using our range of simulation, modelling and optimisation software to complete process development and troubleshooting. We also support customer new to the industry or with new product requirements with equipment specification, project management and technology assessment. Whatever your need for support with PVD Coatings we can support you or direct you to a partner that can. RESEARCH PROJECTS Our Current Focus Coatings for 3D Printed Plastics Feb, 2023 Low Temperature Diamond Like Coatings (DLC) July, 2023 Specialist IR Coatings June, 2022 Contact Us Campus Technology Hub Daresbury Laboratory, Keckwick Lane, United Kingdom WA4 4AD +44 (0)845 1549796 sales@lightcoatings.co.uk First Name Last Name Email Message Send

  • Coatings for 3D Printed Polymers | Light Coatings Ltd

    Coatings for 3D Printed Polymers Light Coatings started an Innovate UK funded project to develop a range of optical, durable and electrical functional coatings tackling the range of 3D printed polymer types and printing processes. 2023 Press Release - PVD Palm PVD Palm: Helping to put the North West at the forefront of technology Established tech business Light Coatings Ltd, based at Sci-Tech Daresbury, is delighted to announce it has received a cool £100,000 grant from Innovate UK as part of the Liverpool City Region Launchpad programme to develop its functional technology for 3D printed polymers. Light Coatings Ltd offers a range of manufacturing, consultancy and support services to the thin film and vacuum deposition industry and is hugely excited about being given the opportunity to further develop this innovative product. Over the next 12 months, the tech team from Light Coatings Ltd will develop the technology and collate the relevant technical data in order to prove the viability of PVD (physical vapour deposition) coatings on a range of commercially viable polymers. The key target is to identify the polymer materials that are compatible with the unique, low temperature PVD process, so that at the end of the project, Light Coatings hopes to be in a position to take this unique product to market. And what makes it all even more exciting is the fact that currently there is no one else in the industry offering such a service, helping to put Light Coatings in particular, and the North West tech industry in general, at the cutting edge of new technology. Directors Dr Steven Stanley and George Titley are both looking forward to moving forward with their ground-breaking product, Dr Stanley saying: “The funding from Innovate UK will greatly increase the pace at which Light Coatings can develop this exciting technology for a new market. The project builds upon new work and developments already undertaken by the innovation team at Light Coatings to bring this technology to a market first offering.” Want to discuss our R&D projects? Contact Us

  • Components | Light Coatings Ltd

    Component Manufacturing Optics We can source and provide coatings for precision optics utilising our network of suppliers for a wide range of optics. Polymer Optics We can source a wide range of polymer optics from micro lens arrays to large polymer lenses and specialist large format polymer components. We are able to combined this with fabrication, machining and a variety of coatings where required. Vacuum Coating Parts We supply a range of vacuum parts and consumables to custom designs to a range of customers. These can be from specific target materials to custom machine components. Wafer Components We use wafer substrates from Silicon and Germanium to Sapphire and can supply a range of coated wafers to custom shapes and requirements. Metal Components Through a range of suppliers we can supply a range of coated metallic parts with decorative, durable or other functional coating types. Optical Housings and Assemblies We can design custom optical housings and assemblies for custom requirements Ready to take the next step to a coating solution? Contact Us

  • News | Light Coatings Ltd

    NEWS Stay Informed About Light Coatings Ltd TOP DISCOVERIES OF THE DECADE April 12, 2025 EXCITING FINDINGS AT LIGHT COATINGS LTD April 12, 2025 A REVOLUTIONARY MATERIALS SCIENCE RESEARCH LAB April 12, 2025 Looking for further information? Contact Us

  • Manufacturing | Light Coatings Ltd

    Manufacturing Light Coatings supply coating solutions to our customers, from the design, specification and manufacture of coated components to providing custom coatings to customer supplied components. Our expertise in the technology and system level use of coatings ensure that the guidance provided at every step ensures the highest success for your product and end solution. ​ Light Coatings provide a range of services for a dynamic and flexible approach for thin film coatings. We specialise in small batch production with significant flexibility in terms of materials, coatings designs and substrate types to minimise setup time, costs and interruptions allowing us to focus on the value added activity of coating. We have internal capability for 3D printing tooling for use with our equipment to keep costs and lead times short and can also offer 3D printing to support our customers where this compliments the coating processes. ​ Precision Optical Coatings (UV - VIS - NIR - FIR) We can provide custom designed optical coatings for your application using industry standard simulation software to match a range of applications from Antireflection, edge filters, polarisers and other specialist filters. Coatings for Plastics Our low temperature process allows efficient coating of plastics for a range of applications, from optical to durable and wear performance. ​ ​ ​ Component Manufacturing We can provide a complete product from within our inhouse capabilities or within our established supply chain to meet requirements from large format polymer components to complete optical devices. SLA 3D Printing As part of our offering for coatings for plastics we can provide SLA printed components through our in house Formlabs printing capability, coating by our technicians and completed in a truly rapid timescale. Ready to take the next step to a coating solution? Contact Us

  • Optical Coatings | Light Coatings Ltd

    Precision Optical Coatings Antireflection Coatings Antireflection Coatings reduce the reflections present the interface between an optic and the air or other background medium. These can be single wavelength coatings for lasers or complex broad or multband coatings. Light Coatings can produce coatings from UV - FIR wavelengths. Metallic Mirrors A metallic mirror can be a 1st or 2nd surface coating of metal, typically Aluminium, SIlver or Gold to a produce a wide angle, high reflectivity surface. These coatings can be complemented with optical layers to improve reflectivity in select wavelengths or with layers to protect the metal from oxidation, abrasion and chemical degredation. Beam Splitters A beam splitter coating is used to split the incident light into 2 different paths, either for rejection purposes or the split a signal. These coating types typically work by; - Splitting the wavelengths of incident light - Splitting the light based on polarisation - Splitting the intensity with a partial mirror Dielectric Mirrors A dielectric mirror is a stack of high and low index optical materials which provide a very high reflection level. These coatings are generally give the highest reflectivity (>99.9% possible) but can be very thick and time consuming to produce compared to a metal mirror. Edge Filters Edge filters are typically versions of a high/low index stack and combined antireflection optimisations to provide a sharp transition from high reflection to high transmission. These can be in the form of long or short pass filters or other iterations to selectively filter incident light. Custom Optical Coatings Light Coatings regularly undertake custom coatings including transparent conductive oxides such as ITO, speciliased functional coatings such a thermochromics as well as a range of other optoelectronic coatings. Ready to take the next step to a coating solution? Contact Us

  • Research | Light Coatings Ltd

    RESEARCH PROJECTS Our Current Focus Coatings for 3D Printed Plastics Feb, 2023 Low Temperature Diamond Like Coatings (DLC) July, 2023 Specialist IR Coatings June, 2022 Want to discuss our R&D projects? Contact Us

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