New coating plant in the UK
Impreglon strengthens presence in the UK
Second plant with focus on optical coatings.
Effective January 1, 2014 Impreglon has further reinforced its worldwide coating network by acquiring Optical Coating Technologies (OCT) in Tamworth. 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.
OCT opens up two new fields: new applications for optically clear abrasion resistant, chemical resistant and anti-fog coatings on safety glasses, lenses, visors etc.; and the opportunity use Impreglon's own scratchproof coatings in the new plant in Tamworth.
OCT also applies metal coatings such as gold, silver, copper and aluminium on to plastics, metals and glass using vacuum deposition, which provides good synergy with the Woonsocket, USA, plant.
The third strand to the OCT business is the stockholding of ready coated polycarbonate sheet. As the UK and Ireland distributor for KRD of Germany, OCT can provide off the shelf sheets and profiles for the signage and digital display markets.
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.