NIST IR reflectance standard once again available from Epner Technology

Brooklyn, NY--Epner Technology announced that it will once again offer its "NIST Traceable Infrared Reflectance Standard" Laser Gold calibration mirror.  

Brooklyn, NY--Electro-plating company Epner Technology announced that it will once again offer its "NIST Traceable Infrared Reflectance Standard" calibration mirror. The relationship between the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and Epner began in the late 1970s when Epner's electrochemically deposited Laser Gold was chosen by the then National Bureau of Standards to replace their evaporated gold coated reference mirror. But even though Epner Technology's Laser Gold was the sole and single standard (#2011) for infrared (IR) reflective material for more than twenty years, the relationship ended some twenty-five years later due to a policy change at NIST.

However, Epner says that NIST again turned to Laser Gold's reflectance and ruggedness to be used in a nationwide "Star" Inter-Comparison of Infrared Reflectivity. This study was comprised of some 23 Department of Defense and private optical laboratories and the mirrors supplied by Epner for this study are the same NIST Traceable Standard mirrors that are again available around the world.

Founded in 1910 and still under third generation family management, Epner Technology is a high-tech engineering and specification plating company that specializes in plating difficult metal substrates including molybdenum, titanium, and beryllium, and plating engineering plastics such as Ultem, Teflon, Torlon and Ryton.

Since 1938, when founding partners Cohan and Epner were sought by Columbia University Radiation Labs to plate silver on the earliest microwave RADAR systems, Epner Technology says it has become synonymous with technological innovation, working with clients that include NASA, major defense sector and aerospace contractors, and the US military.

SOURCE: Epner Technology; http://epner.com

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