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Posted: Feb 09, 2011
DFI Forms Strategic Partnership with Canadian-Based Current Corporation to Expand into Marine Market
(Nanowerk News) Diamon-Fusion International, Inc. (DFI), global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, announced today it has entered into a strategic marketing partnership with Canadian-based Current Corporation, manufacturers of high-end day and night vision camera systems for commercial, private, high-speed, law enforcement and military marine vessels. Utilizing the award-winning, patented Diamon-Fusion® nanocoating on the Night Navigator camera glass protects the lens from harsh sea salt and environmental elements. In addition, the coating provides better visibility, reducing night glare as well as the corrosion and mineral buildup that can occur by ever-present saltwater. By entering into a strategic marketing alliance, DFI gains access to the marine marketplace to showcase its valuable coating products and the benefits it can provide to protect, restore and maintain any glass or silica-based surface exposed to such harsh maritime environment.
Current Corporation is the manufacturer of the Night Navigator™ series of camera systems for the global marine and coastal surveillance markets. Systems include High-Resolution Thermal Imagers, Gated Image-Intensified HD Night Vision, High-Definition Day Cameras and Laser-Gated Imaging. Night Navigators are installed worldwide on Superyachts, Workboats, High-Speed Craft, Coast Guard Ships and Fast Patrol Vessels. The Night Navigator 8540 is dual-certified by DNV for the HSC code 2000 and the MARed Wheelmark for European Union.
"Saltwater corrosion is a major problem for marine vessels that travel the ocean, requiring constant laborious wash downs to remove the harsh saltwater and elements," commented Douglas F. Houghton, President of Current Corporation. "By applying the Diamon-Fusion® nanocoating to our high-end cameras, we are able to offer our clients improved clarity, safety and an easier way to clean the lens of harsh elements. Diamon-Fusion® gives us a competitive advantage in our marketplace, ensuring the quality of our products are unmatched in the industry."
"Diamon-Fusion® coating's functional characteristics make the maritime application a perfect environment for us to expand into"" stated Guillermo Seta, corporate vice president and executive director of DFI International. "We are pleased to partner with a leader in this marketplace to showcase all the value-added benefits of utilizing our award-winning coating products."
About Current Corporation
Current Corporation's purpose is 'To Save Lives and Property at Sea'. Current Corporation is the manufacturer of the Night Navigator series of day and night vision camera systems installed worldwide on superyachts, workboats, high-speed craft, Coast Guard ships and fast patrol vessels. In addition, Night Navigators are deployed internationally for coastal surveillance. Incorporating High-Resolution Thermal Imaging, Gated Image-Intensified HD Night Vision, High-Definition Day Cameras and Laser-Gated Imaging, the Night Navigator series provides the best vision ever for all marine applications. Current Corporation continually invests in Night Navigator R&D for a diverse range of applications including whale and whale spout detection, extreme weather search and rescue, and oil spill detection. For more information visit: www.currentcorp.com
About Diamon-Fusion International (DFI)
For over a decade, Diamon-Fusion International (DFI Nanotechnology), a California-based and privately-held US company, along with its research team have produced and distributed variety of products designed for the restoration, protection and maintenance of silica-based surfaces, such as glass, granite, tile, porcelain and quartz. The breadth of DFI's product offering ranges from award-winning and patented, professional quality products only available through authorized distributors (licensees) to easy-to-use highly-effective, do-it-yourself products for consumers. Through consistently introducing innovative products and educating the industry on the benefits of surface coating technologies for glass and glass-like surfaces, DFI has become a worldwide leader in coating products and services. DFI has representation and distribution centers in North and South America, Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
Source: Diamon-Fusion International (press release)