March 13, 2017

Fogging is the #1 hazard when it comes to safety eyewear. This is largely due in part to the way that safety glasses fit; close to your head. The closer the fit, the less opportunity there is for dust, debris, and other hazards to get to your eye, which is clearly a winning characteristic for safety eyewear. Unfortunately, this close fit not only keeps hazards out, but traps moisture inside, causing fogging issues.

A lot of safety eyewear brands have developed solutions for fogging that work well…until you clean them. Where they fail is in the longevity of the anti-fog performance. Because anti-fog coatings are detergent-based, they wash off after a handful of washes, making the eyewear ineffective and unusable.

HexArmor® set out to raise the bar in safety eyewear with a new mission: to deliver permanent anti-fog performance that would never wash off. 

Through our joint-venture with a German-based, European leader in safety lens technology, we produced four completely unique coatings: TruShield®, TruShield®S, TruShield®2F, and TruShield®2SF. These coatings outperform even the highest performing competitors in the industry. Their anti-fog properties stay true to their nature for the lifetime of the eyewear.

All HexArmor’s coatings have these four unique characteristics:

  1. They’re permanent. They will never wash off.
  2. They have hydrophilic properties
  3. They have scratch-resistant properties.
  4. They're flow-coated for specific protection on either side of the lens. 

How you choose which coating you need depends on the environment you’re in and the application you’ll be performing. 

Our signature coating, HexArmor TruShield®, is a multipurpose dual-coating that’s suitable for most applications and environments. TruShield flow-coated lenses have permanent anti-fog on the interior of the lens that will not wash off, and a scratch-resistant hard coat on the exterior of the lens.

The following three coatings are for very specific applications and environments that call for different formulations of protection.

HexArmor TruShield®2F

TruShield®2F dual-coated lenses are ideal for moderately dirty environments where workers transition from cold to hot or hot to cold. TruShield2F flow-coated lenses have permanent anti-fog on the interior and exterior of the lens that will not wash off over time. This coating also provides long-lasting scratch-resistant properties on both sides of the lens.

HexArmor TruShield®S

TruShieldS dual-coated lenses are ideal for environments where there’s a high degree of dirt or debris and more severe fogging factors. TruShield®S flow-coated lenses have dual-action permanent anti-fog on the interior of the lens and a scratch-resistant hard coat on the exterior of the lens.

HexArmor TruShield®2SF

TruShield®2SF is HexArmor’s dual-action anti-fog coating, ideal for applications where there is constant environmental fogging. TruShield®2SF flow-coated lenses have dual-action permanent anti-fog on the interior and exterior of the lens.

For long-lasting permanent anti-fog performance, HexArmor TruShield® coatings are fundamentally different than anything else on the market.

Unsure about which coating is right for your application or environment? Reach out to one of our Safety Solutions Specialists at 1-616-459-4144 or info@hexarmor.com.