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Posted: May 17, 2012

Leading Glass Manufacturer CURVET Signs Five-Year License Renewal with DFI

(Nanowerk News) Diamon-Fusion International, Inc. (DFI), global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, announced today the renewal of its license agreement with Italian glass manufacturer Curvet Group, one of the world's leaders in the fabrication of specialty bent and flat glass in the architectural field for its application license agreement for Diamon-FusionŽ glass nano-coating. This is the third renewal for Curvet Group and extends the partnership with DFI into 2017. For over a decade, Curvet has utilized DFI's industrial flexibility in its 3D ultra-efficient CVD chamber, a patented technology that showcases DFI's exclusive production capabilities.
Curvet Group produces glass for use in many different applications, incorporating modern stylish designs and a myriad different colors and effects, while maintaining and enhancing the inherent safety aspects and practical uses of this versatile product. Its wide-range of market segments include; home furnishings, bathroom furniture, automotive, transportation, marine, construction, architecture, urban furniture, household appliances, lighting and new technologies. In addition, the importance of renewable energy products today is an area in which glass plays a prominent part and where Curvet is an international leader in the field.
Curvet, a 30-year Italian privately-held holding group, is the only company in Europe that is able to produce bent glass of every type with unique and innovative solutions for every sector. The differentiation in equipment and the resulting flexibility are the key factors of Curvet's success. It is the only company to carry out the whole processing of flat glass into any kind of curved finished product. Curvet is also a manufacturer of tempered, laminated and security glass with strategic distribution and sales offices in Italy, Poland, Bulgaria, Russia, USA and Morocco.
Through DFI's patented nano-coating process, the treatment to the glass creates a water repellent effect which enables ease of cleaning and protection against scratches, abrasion, hard water, soap scum, mildew and environmental elements, therefore considerably reducing the overall costs of maintenance. The Diamon-FusionŽ nano-coating is optically clear, and does not affect the natural reflection of the glass.
"Diamon-Fusion has definitely given us a competitive advantage in our market while providing a clear value-add to our customers," shared Albino Calcinari, Managing Director of Curvet. "After 10 years working with Diamon-Fusion, we still find DFI's nano-coating to be the very best in the market place today from an overall value standpoint. There's truly no comparison."
Guillermo Seta, Corporate Vice President and Executive Director of DFI, added: "We are pleased to have long-term successful relationships with leading fabricators like Curvet who consistently deliver the highest level of quality products and see the value-added benefit to offering a protective coating to the manufacturing process. The renewal of Curvet's license is a solid testimony to an excellent partnership and the great results we've accomplished in working together."
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 multiple surfaces, such as glass, granite, ceramic tile, porcelain, as well as plastics, aluminum and stainless steel . The breadth of DFI's product offering ranges from award-winning and patented, professional quality products only available through authorized distributors (and 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: DFI (press release)
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