Optic Cleaning Supplies
Thorlabs offers the following line of lens care supplies to clean and maintain your optical components:
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Thorlabs' Smart Pack Initiative is aimed at waste minimization while still maintaining adequate protection for our products. By eliminating any unnecessary packaging, implementing packaging design changes, and utilizing eco-friendly packaging materials for our customers when possible, this initiative seeks to improve the environmental impact of our product packaging. Products listed above are now shipped in re-engineered packaging that minimizes the weight and the use of non-recyclable materials.b As we move through our product line, we will indicate re-engineered packages with our Smart Pack logo.
The Handi-Pads are plush non-woven cotton pads. Each 4" x 8" pad is folded in half (4" x 4") prior to packaging so that a pure, uncontaminated pad surface is available even if the package is opened in a non-cleanroom environment. The Handi-Pads are free from contaminants and adhesives, which make them ideal for use with optics cleaning solvents. The large plush pad allows the user to make a single continuous wipe across the entire surface of the optic being cleaned, even if the surface is curved such as with a lens. The pad can also be used to wrap optics before placing them in a storage container.
Lens Tissues (MC-5)
Bulk Lens Tissues (MC-50E)
Lens tissues are 4.9" x 2.9" (124 x 73 mm) organic fiber sheets free from contaminants and adhesives, which makes them ideal for cleaning high-grade optics with or without the use of optic-cleaning solvents. Lens tissue will not leave lint or fibers on the optic and can be used to wrap an optic before placing it in a storage container.
Please note that canned air is classified as a dangerous good in some countries. Depending on the delivery location, this item may need to be shipped separately from the rest of your order at an additional charge. Canned air is stocked within the USA and Germany. Please contact our sales department if there are questions or concerns when placing an order for canned air.
Please click here to view the German version of the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) associated with the CA3.
Cotton-Tipped Applicators (CTA10)
These plastic wash bottles are ideal for the storage and dispensing of common laboratory cleaning solvents. Each bottle is clearly labeled and color coded to help prevent misidentification of the solvents. The small dropper bottles are recommended for dispensing cleaning fluids for laser grade optics. The dropper bottle is glass and the dropper itself is plastic.
This one-touch pump dispenser bottle is great for minimizing evaporation of solvents when cleaning optics with a swab or brush. Simply flip up the cap and press down on the spring-loaded top to fill the shallow reservoir with solvent. The bottle has a capacity of 8 oz and is suitable for most solvents, including acetone, gasoline, propanol, MEK, toluene, turpentine, and water. Eighteen pre-labeled and two blank self-adhesive labels are included.