SDC Technologies, Inc (SDC) has acquired COTEC® GmbH, an innovator in the development and manufacture of high quality PVD (physical vapour deposition) and MLD (molecular layer deposition) materials for hydrophobic, oleophobic and anti-reflective coatings in the ophthalmic, precision optics, automotive and display markets.
“We are proud to partner with COTEC to broaden our range of liquid hard coatings,” said Antonios Grigoriou, CEO and President of SDC.
The synergy of these two companies is a perfect fit, delivering a larger range of coating products across ophthalmic, automotive displays and camera lenses, precision optics and aerospace.
This unique strategic integration of coating technologies allows us to support the ophthalmic market as a total solution lens fabricator, whilst also expanding into new markets.
“Together we can provide coating materials for all layers of a complete eyewear lens coating stack.
"From monomers developed by parent company Mitsui Chemicals’ innovative premium high refractive-index optical lens materials under the MR™ series brand name (MR-8™, MR-7™, MR-10™, MR-174™ ), to SDC’s CrystalCoat™ top layer best-in-class abrasion resistant hard coats, to COTEC®’s anti-reflective coating materials and the DURALON brand family of nanocoatings offering easy-to-clean finger-print resistance, anti-smudge and oil/water repellency.
"Finally, this is an opportunity to expand the ground-breaking patented coating technologies, support, sales, and distribution reach of COTEC coatings beyond Europe into the Americas and Asia,” he added.
Through the partnership with SDC the expertise of both companies in polymer chemistry and thin film coating technology is being combined.
This will strengthen the innovative power of both companies and enable SDC and COTEC to offer customers even more innovative products as a full-service provider.
With the acquisition by SDC, COTEC will gain access to the worldwide network of SDC for further global growth.
SDC’s existing distribution channels and application facilities will enable COTEC to strengthen its presence in Asia and the Americas.