Ceres Holographics in St Andrews, Scotland is working with German polymer maker Covestro on the production of volume holograms. Ceres will use Bayfol HX photopolymer films from Covestro for transparent automotive display applications.
These films will enable specialty products to be created with customized holographic optical elements (HOEs), enabling a new generation of transparent display applications for automobiles and commercial vehicles.
Bayfol HX film is a transparent thin film featuring a light-sensitive, self-developing photopolymer, that can be used for line-of-sight applications in automobiles and commercial vehicles. Ceres holographic transparent display technology has already been successfully demonstrated in OEM prototypes, enabling full-color display of information on front, side and rear car windows.
"Ceres Holographics has been testing how to harness the unique properties of our Bayfol HX film for holographic transparent display applications for years, and has produced outstanding results," said Yuen-Ling Lok, of Covestro.
"Our digitally-mastered HOEs feature full color and a wide vision field, yielding precision-engineered optical performance and functionality in windscreens and windows at prices that the market demands," said Andy Travers, CEO of Ceres Holographics, in a statement.