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Posted: August 9, 2010
DFI's Largest Glass Chemical Vapor Deposition Chamber Implemented in Spain
(Nanowerk News) Diamon-Fusion International, Inc. (DFI Nanotechnology), global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, announced today the completion of its largest all-glass vapor chamber, certified and implemented by DFI in Spain for its licensee CRISTEC VIPLA S.L., a highly-reputable Cataluña-based company dedicated to the fabrication and processing of a wide-range of glass products reaching a diversity of market segments, including aluminum, PVC, furniture, and other industries. The chamber utilizes the patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies in a proprietary nano-surface chemical vapor deposition chamber coating system designed to maximize the large scale production capabilities to apply the patented Diamon Fusion® coatings.
Different from the hand-applied coatings, the chamber allows for multiple pieces to receive the uniform coating in a single application, providing a more efficient process for large scale coating projects. During the chemical vapor deposition process, the nano-coating is introduced into a process chamber through vapor source and reacted at a certain temperature and pressure. The desired thin coating film is deposited onto the glass panels inside the process chamber. The thickness and composition of the coating can be controlled by the vapor concentration, temperature, and pressure. DFI has a number of chemical vapor deposition chambers throughout the world, with this particular chamber being one of very few fashioned mostly as an all-glass modular.
CRISTEC VIPLA S.L. is a company dedicated to the world of glass, serving industrialists and manufacturers in the aluminum, wood and PVC carpentry sectors, among many others. In 1988, the company started to produce and distribute double-glazing, monolithic glass and laminated glass. CRISTEC VIPLA S.L. extended its range of products to manufactured, polished, beveled and acid-frosted glass, straight or in different shapes, anti-theft glass, bulletproof glass and fluting in various kinds of glass.
"The DFI chemical vapor deposition chamber system streamlines our coating capabilities, allowing us to significantly increase our production capabilities," said Josep Planes, managing director of CRISTEC VIPLA S.L.. "By adding this new chamber to our existing manufacturing process, we've given our company a competitive advantage, unmatched in our industry", added Josep Planes.
"The turn-key reliability and cutting edge solutions acquired from this chamber process translate into high-volume production, accelerating the go-to-market timeline, adding considerable value to our customer" stated Guillermo Seta, executive director of DFI Global Operations.
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.