Evonics, Cristal Material created joint venture for manufacture of glass lenses for LEDs
Oct 12, 2009 Essen, Germany-based Evonik Industries AG and Taipei, Taiwan-based Cristal Material Corporation have formed a new joint venture to manufacture high-quality glass lenses for next-generation LEDs, which will marketed under the Savosil brand.
The LED lenses will be produced using Evonik's patented SiVARA™ Sol-Gel technology, which allows glass lenses of consistent quality to be manufactured in any desired shape. The process recently received the Frost and Sullivan European Technology Innovation Award.
Glass lens will help to expand LEDs utilization in various applications such as UV LEDs to sterilize water, LEDs in automobiles, and LEDs for general lighting. Glass lens provide outstanding protection against humidity and heat for phosphorous in LEDs which makes them ideal for outdoor lighting.
The lenses produced by the joint venture will be sold to LED manufacturers.
Author: Ray Andersson
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