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Handling & Care

It is important to closely follow the recommended handling, storage, and cleaning instructions for optical filters, coatings and related products in order to ensure their proper performance. Dontech provides a range of product service bulletins to assist our customers in the handling, cleaning, and inspection of optical products.

The quality of optical filters can be compromised by improper storage, cleaning, or handling. Many types of contaminants such as residual oils, acids, or solvents can permanently damage coatings and substrates. Dontech cleans and packages our products to minimize the both possibility of damage during shipment and the need for ancillary cleaning. Custom packaging is available to address unique needs including clean room packaging and static sensitivity requirements.

From our more than 50 years of experience, Dontech can provide “hands on” training to instruct customers on proper methods for cleaning and handling filters. We also offer the following relevant literature and support:

  1. Product Service Bulletins – Instructions for the Handing, Cleaning and Storage of Optical Filters are available. There are specific instructions for different product families.
  2. Customer Tutorial – Inspection, Cleaning, and Handling of Optical Filters.
  3. Facility Review – As a service to our customers, Dontech can review customers’ assembly lines to help ensure success when onboarding new programs.


Note: Training can be conducted at Dontech or at the customer’s facility.

For additional information on handling and care of optical filters and components, please call us today at (215) 348-5010 or fill out our contact form.