HEERLEN, The Netherlands - DSM Functional Coatings B.V., part of Royal DSM N.V., and Berliner Glas KGaA, a European supplier of refined technical glass, have agreed to the terms of a licensing deal for DSM’s anti-reflective coating system, KhepriCoat™. Berliner Glas intends to use KhepriCoat to improve the performance of its glass in lighting-cover applications. The deal is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2010.
Anti-reflective glass plays an important role in lighting applications, as it increases the light produced while at the same time reduces energy consumption. With DSM’s high-efficiency KhepriCoat anti-reflective coating system, light transmission of lighting-cover glass can be increased by up to eight percent, while durability and flexibility are also improved.
The Khepricoat coating system was developed as part of DSM’s Functional Coatings program that focuses on finding and testing new and diverse applications for DSM’s proprietary coatings technology platform. It has been developed for a broad range of sustainability-related applications, where the increased light transmission leads to higher efficiency and reduced energy consumption.