At a glance
SCHOTT MIROGARD® is an anti-reflective, completely transparent glass for use in glazing pictures. In addition it is available in two versions: MIROGARD® plus and MIROGARD® Protect, which also features enhanced UV-protection. It minimizes reflections to less than 1 % and provides artlovers with an experience of the work that is true to the original. The ideal invisible protection – for Old Masters and young talents alike.
Low in reflection, neutral in color, nearly invisible
Conventional glass reflects approximately 8 % of incident light, creating undesirable reflections. MIROGARD® anti-reflective glass reduces reflections to under 1 %, giving viewers an unobstructed view of the artwork. MIROGARD® anti-reflective glass is also completely neutral in color, which means the brilliance of the glazed artwork remains true to the original and is rendered in its natural colors.
UV-protection made to order
MIROGARD® anti-reflective glass also protects paintings, graphics and prints from the destructive effects of UV-radiation. 48 % of the UV-radiation in wavelengths from 300 to 380 nanometers is absorbed and reflected. This means MIROGARD® anti-reflective glass already offers better protection than other art glazing products, even in its standard version. Extremely sensitive artworks can be displayed with MIROGARD® plus and MIROGARD® Protect, giving them added protectionthat absorbs or reflects up to 99 % ofUV-radiation.
SCHOTT invest a great deal of effort to ensure that art lovers the world over are not distracted by the glazing. MIROGARD® anti-reflective glass is dip coated using the sol-gel process. The coating production process takes place under clean room conditions. Multiple titanium dioxide and silicon dioxide layers are applied one after another with nanometer accuracy and then burned in. The result is a high-tech, anti-reflective art glass of the highest quality with a surface that is extremely stable and easy to clean.
The anti-reflective specialty glass MIROGARD® has been constantly further developed since it was first introduced in the 1970s. For instance, SCHOTT recently optimized the color shade of its minimal residual reflection based on intensive research by its experts. The coating that the company has further developed improves the visual impression of the residual reflection that can be seen from certain viewing angles. Now, the color shade no longer distracts attention from the actual artwork.
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