Materials

CDA has developed procedures to replace materials such as fused silica or glass modified by plastic. If anything other than the polymers listed in the following table are required for the production of your product, please contact our customer service. We will inform you about the specific 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

Mike Glover
Executive Vice President Sales and Service
Phone: +1 765-994-7275
mike.glover@cda.us

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