Understanding Pyramex Anti-Fog Coatings

Written By Supertouch
Understanding Pyramex Anti-Fog Coatings
One of the biggest concerns for wearers of safety eyewear is the issue of fogging lenses, especially in dangerous and high-risk situations. For those who work with tools, machinery and hazardous chemicals, poor visibility or impaired sight could have catastrophic implications. Supertouch® has partnered with Pyramex® to stock and distribute Pyramex® Safety Eyewear across our network of UK distributors, including the innovative H2X and H2MAX choices.   Pyramex® safety glasses have three different anti-fog coatings available on selective eyewear:
  • Standard Anti-Fog
  • H2X Anti-Fog
  • H2MAX Anti-Fog
H2X and H2MAX were developed as a premium anti-fog offering. Following extensive customer research, Pyramex® discovered that clear, fog-free vision is vital in the workplace.

H2X Anti-Fog Coating:

H2X provides anti-fog, anti-scratch and anti-static protection. Even after repeated cleanings, H2X will continue to be effective because the coating is bonded to the lenses. The H2X anti-fog coating is made from non-hazardous environmental components. Additionally, H2X coating is waterproof and scratch resistant.

H2MAX Anti-Fog Coating:

The innovative technology behind the H2MAX created a high performing, superior anti-fog coating that is durable enough to withstand repeated cleaning without losing adhesion. Not only does this premium treatment ensure maximum clarity in the most extreme temperature and humidity conditions, but it also adds a layer to the lens that is abrasion and chemical resistant. The H2MAX anti-fog coating is made from non-hazardous environmental components. The coating also resists scratching from steel wool up to 100g weight and passes EN standards for K & N.  
How they compare H2MAX Anti-Fog Competing Anti-Fog
Steam - 40cm away from the nozzle of the heat steam No fogging after 1 hour 2 minutes before fogging
Water - Dip lens in water for one hour, then place it 10cm distance above water at 50c 60 seconds before fogging 5 seconds before fogging
Rinsing - with soap water Resists 10 times before fogging Cannot resist soap water rinsing
Cleaning - Wipe the lens with a Pyramex towelette on inner side and outer side. Then allow the lens to air dry before the next cleaning Resists 20 cleanings before fogging Resists 5 cleanings before fogging
  For more great information check out Pyramex's Anti-Fog Safety Glasses FAQ

Tips when browsing for Pyramex Anti-Fog eyewear on the Supertouch website:

  Use the 'Lens Option' filters to find the eyewear with H2X and H2MAX options:   Pyramex Filters   Check the product name for 'AF' 'H2X' and 'H2MAX' markings:     Click here to browse Pyramex Eyewear Struggling to decide on a lens colour? Check out our Safety Glasses Lens Colour Guide!