Uvex®: Unparalleled lens coatings

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Uvex is the world leading brand in lens coating technology. In fact, Uvex lenses deliver among the longest lasting anti-fog and anti-scratch performance available. And because they are permanently bonded to the lens, Uvex coatings do not wash or wear off, even after extended wear or repeated cleanings. The value and protection of long-lasting fog-free, scratch-free vision are insurmountable in today’s industrial workplaces.

By outfitting workers in top-performing Uvex coated lenses, employers gain peace of mind knowing everyone is protected by the world’s most advanced safety eyewear. Workers gain the confidence to conduct tasks without the distraction and risk of obscured vision. Uvex – inspiring safety through our relentless commitment to innovation.
A Brief History of Uvex Lens Coatings Breakthroughs


Anti-fog Coatings

Fogging is the number one challenge faced by safety eyewear users. Lenses fog in nearly every application, wherever heat and humidity exist. Exposure to various environmental conditions, transitions between cool and warm workspaces, rising body temperature caused by exertion and daily lens cleaning all contribute to how quickly lenses fog.

Once fogging occurs, an individual must either remove his or her safety eyewear to wipe the lenses clear or continue to work with obscured vision. If eyewear is removed on site, the worker becomes vulnerable to injury from nearby hazards, which can lead to injury with potentially catastrophic results. If the worker exits the site to wipe lenses clear, productivity is undermined.

The best way to protect workers from fogging is to provide them with high-performance anti-fog safety glasses or anti-fog goggles. Uvex anti-fog coatings come in two levels of superior protection on a wide variety of safety eyewear styles to deliver a safe, clear view even in extreme heat and humidity.

Uvex Hypershock

Uvextreme®
anti-fog coating offers superior, dual-action performance under the most demanding hot and humid conditions for the longest lasting fog-free view.

Uvextreme® Plus
offers the superior anti-fog performance of Uvextreme, but with extended wear. Permanently bonded to the lens, Uvextreme Plus retains its anti-scratch, anti-static and UV protection properties.

View Uvex anti-fog glasses and anti-fog goggles:


Anti-scratch Coatings

Like fog, scratches on protective lenses directly impact worker safety and productivity. Not only can obscured vision among workplace hazards lead to potentially catastrophic injury, it can also cause headaches and fatigue. In high particulate environments, the value of selecting scratch-resistant safety glasses or goggles is significant: not only do they improve worker safety and performance, they also significantly extend the life of the lens.

Uvex offers two excellent anti-scratch coatings that outperform the competition. The result is the longest-lasting lens life, which delivers extreme value and performance to stand up even in the harshest conditions.

Ultra-dura®
hardcoat is one of the toughest anti-scratch coatings in the world. Permanently bonded to the lens, it offers unparalleled scratch and chemical resistance.

Supra-Dura®
advanced anti-scratch coating offers superior performance in high particulate environments where lens scratching is a severe problem. It lasts five times* longer than any other anti-scratch coating on the market today.

 

Combination coating

Uvex_Dura-streme_IllustrationDura-streme®dual anti-fog/anti-scratch coating
combines the benefits of industry-leading Uvextreme anti-fog and Ultra-dura anti-scratch coatings on one lens. While the advanced anti-fog properties of Uvextreme help keep the interior of the lens clear from fogging, the rugged properties of Ultra-dura protect the exterior of the lens from scuffs and scratches, adding up to three times* more life to lenses.

By selecting protective glasses with Uvex lens coatings, lenses - and clear vision - last longer to deliver greater safety, improved productivity and exceptional value in every pair.

Uvex brand safety eyewear is offered for sale by Honeywell Safety Products exclusively in the Americas.

Download the Dura-streme brochure (PDF)


Chemical Resistance Information

Different coatings offer different levels of resistance to certain chemicals. The chemical resistance chart below will help you determine the preferred coating for environments where workers are subject to chemical exposure.

Download the Chemical Resistance Chart (PDF)

Chemical Ultra-Dura®
Anti-scratch
Supra-Dura®
Anti-scratch
Uvextreme®/
Uvextreme plus
Anti-fog
Dura-Streme®/
(Ultra-Dura Lens Exterior)
Dual Coating (Uvextreme Lens Interior)
Acetone Resistant Resistant Not Resistant Resistant Not Resistant
Ammonia 10% Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant
Benzene Resistant Resistant Not Resistant Resistant Not Resistant
Butanol Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant
Butyl Acetate Resistant Resistant Not Resistant Resistant Not Resistant
Carbon Tetrachloride Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant
Cyclohexanol Resistant Resistant Not Resistant Resistant Not Resistant
Diethylether Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant
Ethanol Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant
Ethulene Glycol Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant
Formic Acid 30% Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant
Gasoline (Normal) Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant
Gasoline (Super) Resistant Resistant Not Resistant Resistant Not Resistant
Hydroflouric Acid Limited Resistance Limited Resistance Resistant Limited Resistance Resistant
Hydrochloric Acid 20% Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant
Isopropyl Alcohol Resistant Resistant Limited Resistance Resistant Limited Resistance
Methanol Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant
Methyene Chloride Resistant Resistant Not Resistant Resistant Not Resistant
Potassium Carbonate 30% Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant
Sodium Carbonate 30% Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant
Sulfuric Acid 50% Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant Resistant
Toluene Resistant Resistant Not Resistant Resistant Not Resistant
Trichloroethylene Resistant Resistant Not Resistant Resistant Not Resistant
Xylene Resistant Resistant Not Resistant Resistant Not Resistant

*Comparative lens life test performed using a Bayer Abrasion Test method and may vary between environment and application.