New White Paper Demonstrates How Abrasion Resistant Lenses Lower Maintenance Costs

Kopp Glass

In this two-part study, Taber abrasion and high-velocity particulate impact testing are used to evaluate the suitability of borosilicate glass, polycarbonate, and aviation grade acrylic in exterior jet aircraft lighting applications. In the aerospace industry, Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology promises to keep planes operating longer with reduced maintenance costs and lower power consumption. With…


New Blog, “Glass Transforming Light,” Responds to Lighting Industry Technical Needs

LEDs disrupt lighting industry

New blog bridges the gap between glass science and new lighting technologies in the interest of sharing knowledge to create a safer and more productive world. The introduction of new light-based technologies brings both exciting benefits and complex challenges to lighting engineers. Traditional designs and materials do not fully leverage the energy savings of these new…


An Interview with Grant M. Wirth, Kopp Glass President & CEO

Molded Glass Manufacturing

Kopp Glass President & CEO, Grant M. Wirth, shares his insights on the future of the company in the face of constant technological advancements in the segments in which the company operates. He explains what it is that makes the company one of Pittsburgh’s iconic and most successful private companies for nearly nine decades. Q:…