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DTC Polymer Solution

DTC Polymer was developed in response to anomalously high adhesion and surface staining with some First Contact™ Polymer products on strained and reactive surfaces like fresh diamond turned copper, brass, and Cu/Al alloys. This new and unique designer polymer blend and solvent formulation passed all internal and external testing and provides the excellent contamination control and removal customers expect from First Contact™ Polymer products. Hundreds of hours went into developing and testing this new formula to ensure it meets our, and our customer’s, strict quality control requirements. DTC Formula requires a longer drying time than other polymers. If the polymer film stretches or exhibits high adhesion when peeling allow to dry longer, or even overnight. Read more about DTC Formula on our SDS and Tech Data Page or click HERE

First Contact™ Polymer

Specially formulated to safely remove all contaminants from optical surfaces, First Contact is a proprietary blend of solvents designed to clean first surface mirrors, diffraction gratings, and diffractive optics to the molecular level. First Contact is low-adhesion, leaves no residue, and is carefully designed not to thermally shock or remove coatings – simply apply, dry, and peel to reveal an atomically clean, contaminant-free surface.

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Proven Results

Sequential progression First Contact cleaning BRDF test.
[LIGO / Caltech / MIT]

When your interferometer needs to measure movement thousands of times smaller than a proton, your system’s optical components must be completely free of contamination and residue in order to perform with unprecedented precision. Learn how First Contact outperforms traditional drag wipe cleaning methods, ensuring a pristinely clean, protected surface.

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Shipping Restrictions
We cannot ship to P.O. boxes. We must have a physical address in order to ship First Contact Polymers.

Coated Optics
Certain coatings have inherently poor adhesion, especially if manufactured without effective substrate preparation, particularly gold and silver coatings and replicated aluminum gratings. Always test on an inconspicuous or non-critical area first.