Archived News

Visit us at SID 2012

The SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, 5 – 7th June, 2012 - Booth: 173, Boston Conventions & Expositions Center, Boston, MA [read the full article]

Optical Filters at DSEi 2011 - Stand S200

Optical Filters will be showing the latest EMI/RFI windows and EMC shielded touch screens at the Defence & Security Equipment International show [read the full article]

Optical Filters USA wins prestigious Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

The Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence are presented each year by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to highlight the best in environmental innovation and expertise throughout the Commonwealth. The awards are the highest statewide honor bestowed upon businesses and organizations for environmental performance and innovation from cleaning up watersheds, saving energy, and eliminating pollution, to reducing waste and more.

The Optical Filters Technical & Engineering Team won their award for Reducing the Environmental Impact of Glass Processing.

Clare Dent (pictured above) receiving the Award on behalf of the Optical Filters Team
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Optical Filters USA Receives KIZ Micro Grant

Keystone LogoOptical Filters USA is a proud recipient of a KIZ (Keystone Innovation Zone) Micro Grant from the Northwest Commission, fiscal agent for the NWPA KIZ.

These monies will be invested in the first production line for Optical Filter’s unique and novel “Vizbond” wet bonding process.

Optical Filters is proud to be located and manufacture in NW PA creating jobs through innovative products with true competitive advantage.

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Optical Filters Exhibiting at SID 2011

Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, California, USA

15th - 20th May 2011

Booth: 1305

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Vikuiti™ 3M protective Anti-Reflection Matte Removable Film

Product End of Life Pre-Notification
Vikuiti™ 3M™ protective Anti-Reflection Matte Removable Film
3M ARMR200 will no longer be available for purchase as of August 31, 2011.

If you would like to make a final purchase please contact us on or before June 10,2011 for shipment no later than August 31, 2011.

Please click here for more information

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Optical Filters announce new General Manager for UK

Optical Filters are delighted to announce Robert Rickman has joined our UK Division as General Manager. During his career he has helped organisations grow and become recognised as global strategic partners. Robert joins the group at an exciting time. 

"We have recently completed considerable operational improvements to our UK plant and over the next few months we plan to introduce a unique process to further enhance our market positioning. Robert's appointment is vital to the success and delivery of these developments to all our customers "
Nicola Dent CEO

The facility in Thame Oxfordshire is modern and its capabilities and business activity levels continue to grow. Furthermore our USA operations continue to thrive and grow.

It is important we provide European markets with "best in class" quality products. Robert is a dedicated manufacturing professional and joins the group with considerable experience, including several years at Dewhurst plc managing a world class manufacturing facility delivering products and services to the ATM and Lift Controller Market.  

We wish Robert every success in these exciting times working for the Optical Filters Group.

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Optical Filters - Refurbish Production Facilities In Europe

Despite a slow economy, Optical Filters continues to thrive as a world leader in the design and manufacture of EMI-shielded and contrast enhancement windows.

In an effort to support the future growth of our company, Optical Filters has undertaken an expansion project to refurbish our production facilities in Europe.

Among the many new and exciting changes are, increases in floor space and upgrade to our Class 100 Clean Room. We have renovated our mesh blackening line and improved our inspection facilities.

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Optical Filters expands in Meadville

Why is tiny Meadville (Crawford County, pop 14,000) a perfect location for an advanced manufacturing firm with explosive international growth? To Optical Filters LLC, the answer’s clear.  Nicola Dent’s firm is a British transplant that has become one of Meadville’s fastest-growing businesses. The firm... [read the full article]

Program helps link education and industry

“Whenever a customer — commercial, industrial or military — wants to use an LCD display in an extreme environment, they come to see us,” says Nicola Dent, chief executive officer of Optical Filters. Working in both glass and plastic, the company creates windows designed to shield delicate equipment used under... [read the full article]

Radio Interview

Optical Filters Managing Director Nicola Dent and Senior Clean Room Operative Kim Rumbelow appeared on the radio recently. The pair answered questions about leading the world in glass manufacturing and how the company is still growing strong despite the current economic climate, amongst other things.

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