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Impreglon Acquires Optical Coating Technologies to Strengthen its Position in UK Market

Published on 2014-02-21. Author : SpecialChem

Impreglon has further reinforced its worldwide coating network by acquiring Optical Coating Technologies of Tamworth/UK, effective January 1, 2014. After the acquisition of TOP Oberflächen of Würzburg last year, which not only coats plastic components under clean room conditions but also has developed its own line of high performance top coats Impreglon was looking to expand these coating opportunities within the group.

OTC pens up two new fields: new applications on glasses, lenses, visors etc. with protective coatings for the Würzburg plant as well as the use of Impreglon's own scratchproof coatings in the new plant in Tamworth. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchasing price.

With 33 plants in 14 countries on 4 continents Impreglon is one of the global leaders in surface technology.

About Impreglon Group

Impreglon develops and applies high-grade surface coatings for industry and production. Coating combinations designed for specific applications, based on fluoropolymers, metals, plastics, ceramics, nanostructures and powder coatings, optimize traction properties, corrosion protection, nonstick properties and resistance to wear of the substrates. Impreglon has its own plants in over ten countries around the world. The expansion of international activities is essential to the company in order to be near its customers (right in your backyard) and to offer a consistently high standard of quality of industrial coatings around the world (worldwide quality coatings). In addition to developing and applying coatings, Impreglon handles all other services required by its customers, from procurement to warehousing and delivery of the finished components.

About Optical Coating Technologies

Optical Coating Technologies Ltd., founded in 1999, one of the highly regarded applicators of coatings onto plastics. Their speciality is in applying optically clear coatings that enhance the function, performance, durability and appearance of thermoplastic products. Such coatings can be found on protective eye wear such as goggles, visors and face masks. The purpose of the coatings being to give the eye wear anti-fog properties, abrasion resistance and chemical resistance for example. The abrasion resistance and chemical resistance also makes their coating services of enormous benefit to the automotive industry, whether it be on ambient lighting, external lighting and trim or on cabin interior switches.

Source: Impreglon Group

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