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Gillinder Glass 2018 NVIS Compatible Filter Catalog is Now Available


Media Contact: Dave Fox, VP – Sales and Engineering: (845) 856-5375;

PORT JERVIS, N.Y. — Gillinder Glass, a leading provider of night vision imaging system (NVIS) compatible filter glass, is pleased to announce the release of its first comprehensive catalog for NVIS-compatible monolithic filter glass. The catalog provides a listing of Gillinder’s continually growing line of Green A, Green B, Intruder Green and Yellow B compositions.

Since 1942, Gillinder has pioneered the development of these night vision goggle products. Following the failed 1979 rescue attempt during the Iranian hostage crisis, the 1980s and 1990s saw increased demand for the development of night vision compatible glass rings, cap filters and flat filters for aircraft instrumentation and cockpit lighting. This NVIS glass became a necessity for military, aerospace and mission critical applications.

Demand Increasing for NVIS Products in Aviation

Demand continues to grow as NVIS compatible products, more and more, have become part of the cockpits in commercial airplanes, cargo airline fleets and EMS aircraft. Pilots are trained using night vision goggles and systems in the military and prefer to use them in their civilian careers as pilots, particularly as they frequently encounter bad weather and fly at night. Recognizing this trend, military and civilian airfields are equipping runways and other ground equipment with NVIS- friendly lighting solutions.

Gillinder’s broad range of monolithic glass NVIS filters are in compliance with U.S. military specifications MIL-STD-3009, MIL-L-85762A, and humidity resistivity test of MIL-STD-810E. Each composition offers color consistency, high transmission, low NVIS radiance, excellent internal quality and third-party certified environmental durability. We have engineered our product line to provide a superior filter product with consistent and uniform spectral properties.

Gillinder’s complete listing of NVIS products for aircraft interior and exterior lighting includes:

  • Secure Blue-Green
  • NVIS Green A
  • NVIS Green A (Intruder)
  • NVIS Green B
  • NVIS Yellow B
  • NVIS Friendly compositions
  • Covert (IR Transmitting) glass

The Gillinder team can also meet the challenges associated with the adoption of light emitting diode (LED) technology and customization for unique aerospace applications. Gillinder can modify or develop NVIS glass colors to accommodate various lamp sources and/or optimize specific factors of particular importance to our customers. We offer comprehensive glass solutions — from design and glass formulation through manufacture. Our technical team, consisting of glass scientists and optical engineers, is available and prepared to meet the most difficult challenges:

  • Standard blank forms are 6.5” square with a 6.0” square of guaranteed usable area. Thicknesses start at .275” (7mm).

  • Finished parts can be provided as flat filters, polished and/or diffused and cut to size for a particular application.

  • Our NVIS compatible glass is easier and faster to machine work, which reduces customer finishing times and promotes generally higher yields.

  • We also stock many standard colors.

 About Gillinder Glass

Gillinder Glass is a custom glass manufacturer based in Port Jervis, New York. The company specializes in custom-molded, hand-pressed, clear, colored, UV, and IR glasses as well as custom/specialty compositions. Airfield and aircraft products comply with ICAO, MIL and FAA specifications and regulations. For more information, visit the Gillinder Glass website, or call (845) 856-5375. Find us on Facebook and LinkedIn by searching for “Gillinder Glass.”


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