Transparent ITO Heaters

Transparent ITO heaters are visually transparent substrates coated with electrically conductive indium tin oxide at different sheet resistances. As current passes through this coating, it generates the necessary heat required to extend operating temperatures of liquid crystal displays (LCDs) within cold environments, as well as serving to anti-fog, de-ice and anti-ice optical displays/optics.

Transparent ITO heaters are visually transparent substrates coated with electrically conductive indium tin oxide at different sheet resistances. As current passes through this coating, it generates the necessary heat required to extend operating temperatures of liquid crystal displays (LCDs) within cold environments, as well as serving to anti-fog, de-ice and anti-ice optical displays/optics.

Applications of Transparent ITO Heaters

Typical applications of Transparent ITO Heaters include, for example:

  • Cargo Area, Flight Deck and Hanger Lighting (Naval/Marine)
  • Command & Control Screens (Military)
  • Flight Deck Equipment (Naval)
  • Ground Vehicles (Military)
  • Industrial Control Screens
  • IVF Workstations
  • Military Periscopes

Diamond Coatings Transparent ITO Heaters

Diamond Coatings can manufacture Transparent ITO Heaters from a range of different types of glass, including BK7, standard float and toughened glass, as well as varying other substrates, like the sapphire or quartz primarily used on the smaller heaters for design and research organisations.

Polycarbonate Transparent ITO Heaters

We can also produce Polycarbonate Transparent ITO Heaters, which offer the perfect solution for heated display filters that provide ideal de-misting and de-icing capabilities within harsh environments. Additional benefits of Polycarbonate Transparent ITO Heaters include high impact resistance and savings in weight.

Additional Options for Transparent ITO Heaters

In addition to their primary heating functionality, all types of Transparent ITO Heaters can be combined to provide EMC Filters. Anti-Reflection Coatings and/or Index-Matching of the ITO in order to further reduce reflection and optimise optical performance are also available.

To meet customer design requirements, we can also provide Transparent ITO Heaters complete with dielectric inks, epoxy ink borders or screened graphics.

Glass Transparent ITO Heaters can be provided with silver-frit fired bus bars to enable stronger solder able connections with/to the bus bar.

Finally, we also offer a standard thermistor facilitating controlled activation/de-activation of the transparent heater within desired temperature parameters for specific applications.

 

 

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Why Indium Tin Oxide Coatings are so Versatile

So many things we use daily utilise the unique properties of Indium Tin Oxide Coatings (ITO), from touch screen tech to aircraft windshields, yet, the vast majority of people have never heard of it.

ITO Film

ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) is often used for coating glass, but due to modern developments, ITO can now also be used to coat plastic substrates such as acrylic, polycarbonate or polyester (PET) film. ITO film has since become an important component.

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Diamond Coatings operate a state-of-the-art magnetron sputtering plant, equipped with clean rooms, from modern factory premises located in the heart of England, the Midlands. We provide a variety of products, namely Indium Tin Oxide (ITO), Anti-reflection (AR) coatings on plastic or glass, monolithic RFI shielding filters on plastic or glass, Touchscreens, capacitive or resistive, glass supply, mesh windows.
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