It’s translucent, key to visual relationships, a protector of intimacy and provider of grandiose vistas. The requirements on this most traditional of materials are so varied that HY-TECH-GLASS has accepted the challenge of developing itself from a generalist to a specialist and transforming glass by applying anti-reflective and reflective coatings. A cutting-edge, high-vacuum procedure is used to apply several metal oxide coatings to a particular glass to alter its optical properties. The result is a broad spectrum of non-reflective glass and partially reflective glass, anti-reflective insulating glass and beamsplitter glass products.

Whether you are an architect, interior designer or manufacturer of technical products, our products’ optical thin-film coatings give you a new creative freedom.

Whether you are visiting an exhibition, at a point of sale, looking at a storefront or in your car, anti-reflective coated glass gives you the impression that there is no glass separating you and what you are looking at. Thanks to our optical thin-film coating, reflected light waves  are reduced – giving you the full benefit of a clear view.

Using our LUXAR and LUXAR Classic anti-reflective glass guarantees minimal residual reflection of up to a maximum of 0.5% and gives an optimal sense of color. Products and artworks suddenly appear to be within touching distance and instruments, such as in car dashboards, remain clearly visible at all times. By choosing anti-reflective glass you can intensify your own and your customers’ personal experience – you also maximize the safety and functionality of your technical equipment and devices.

Beamsplitter glass unites two optical phenomena: reflection and transmission. The color-neutral and low-absorption separation of light is used particularly in technical applications and has set milestones in the history of television making equipment such as teleprompters possible.

Beamsplitter glass also plays a key role in the manufacture of laser equipment, measuring instruments as well as driving and flight simulators.

Whether you choose a light transmission level of 70% or our 50/50 option, thanks to its dual effect, beamsplitter glass opens up a host of design options for you, both in terms of exterior architecture and interior design. One example is in the use of information displays and screens which attract to themselves when switched on, but which disappear behind a reflective surface when not in use.

These special characteristics make beamsplitter glass the perfect base material for transformable room settings.

You like to set your own optical limits? Then our range of one-way mirrored glass gives you the opportunity to select the finest of graduations with regard to transparency and reflection.

No matter which SPYMIRROR option you choose, the reflective properties of the coated side are always higher than those on the side facing the viewer. In general, the following rule applies: the more transparent our SPYMIRROR glass, the lower its reflective properties. Check to see what level of optical separation you require and then select the required glass from our range of mirrored glass sheets with their light transmission levels of 1%, 12% or 20%. We will also be pleased to satisfy any special requests for a light transmission level of 30% or 40%. You can choose from monolithic glass, laminated glass or toughened/tempered glass as base material.

Please note: a difference in illuminance levels is a prerequisite to ensure the functionality of our SPYMIRROR glass. The difference in light intensity levels between the rooms must be at least 1:5 lux - and at least 1:10 lux where our 20% SPYMIRROR is used.

The advantages of SPYMIRROR at a glance:

  • Strong mirror effect thanks to multilayer, optical thin-film magnetron coating
  • Light transmission levels of 1%, 12%,  20%, 30% and 40% available
  • True-to-source color reflection
  • Coatings offer high durability and abrasion resistance in accordance with ISO standards
  • UV transmission from low to zero
  • Supplied with protective film

SPYMIRROR glass is mainly used for observation purposes, as it allows the observer to monitor the situation while remaining hidden from view – an effect which is also increasingly being used in interior design and exterior architectural applications allowing you to deliberately control people’s ability to look out of or into a room. 20% SPYMIRROR is also often used to make monitors and displays disappear when switched off – when switched on, the bright monitor or display is visible behind the mirrored glass. Typical applications include:

  • Observation applications (supermarkets, security zones, conference rooms with cameras)
  • Exterior and interior design, particularly for display Integration