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Webinar: Meeting market requirements from fast coating solutions to premium processes

May 26, 2020
60 minutes

The current ophthalmic market demands specific coating solutions to meet sustainability requirements. In this webinar, several solutions will be presented to tackle that demand in different ways: process, energy management and digital solutions. 

Newly launched processes address sustainability in three different ways. Firstly, a very fast process allows for an unmatched batch time of less than 23 minutes in order to minimize the carbon footprint of each lens.


Secondly, a new benchmark for highly scratch resistant and durable coating solutions, allows for a longer lifetime of the eyeglasses. The end user can therefore keep his/her glasses for a longer period of time, hence saving energy by not having a new pair produced and avoiding unnecessary waste.

Finally, Umbra photochromic technology endows labs to convert almost any RX and stock lens to photochromic thus reducing the need of having a parallel stock of photochromic blanks.

Eco-mode functions on machines allow for a potential energy savings of up to 40%. Some machines can even benefit from an extra 25% energy saving using an intelligent control of the heater power, more energy efficient parts and effective insulations.

Digital solutions support sustainability. Using such services, customers can increase dynamically and instantly their yield, therefore minimizing wastes and energy consumption. A yield increase of 1% can help save several hundreds of kilos of plastic each year.

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Xavier Pérez

R&D Project Manager, Process Development and Applications, Bühler

Xavier Pérez holds a PhD in Chemistry by the IQS School of Engineering (Barcelona, Spain). With more than 10 years’ experience leading technical teams in the Pharma, Biotech and Coatings Industry, since 2013 he has been working in the ophthalmic field on R&D and Production. Currently, as part of the Optics R&D team at Bühler Leybold Optics, Xavier is responsible for the Ophthalmic Lab at the Application Center in Alzenau, leading new process developments, trainings, lab solutions and analysis testing services for the ophthalmic industry.

Amaury Laureau

Sales Manager Ophthalmics, Bühler

Amaury Laureau holds a master’s degree in engineering, specialized in material sciences, from the national institute for applied sciences (INSA) of Rennes, France. He has been working in the vacuum technology field for 5 years in R&D as well as Sales. He is now sales manager for the market segment Ophthalmics in Alzenau, coordinating all actions for customers in Europe, Africa and Middle East, and promoting new developments and innovations.

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