IRVINE, Calif., May 29, 2012- Diamon-Fusion International, Inc. (DFI), global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, announced today a new strategic alliance with GLASTON, an international glass technology company and a pioneer of glass processing technology. The agreement includes an exclusive distribution of DFI's entire product line in Brazil, Chile and Peru, under the Glaston South America umbrella, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Glaston is an international glass technology company and a pioneer of glass processing technology and service business for glass processing machines. Glaston's well-known brands are Bavelloni in pre-processing machines and tools, Tamglass and Uniglass in safety glass machines and Albat+Wirsam in software solutions. Through its quality products and services, Glaston aims to be its customers' most valued partner. As a globally operating company, Glaston serves its customers worldwide in over 20 locations. Glaston has production in four countries on three continents. At the end of 2011, Glaston had around 870 employees.
Business operations of Glaston are divided into three business segments: Machines, Services and Software Solutions. Glaston's head office is located in Helsinki, Finland. Glaston's share (GLA1V) is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Small Cap List.
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-Fusion® nano-coating is optically clear, and does not affect the natural reflection of the glass.
"We've been looking into glass protective coatings for some time and DFI has given us the best solutions to our market needs, with its unique capabilities at both ends, consumers and fabricators, with hand-applied products and DFI's 3D ultra-efficient chamber system that virtually eliminates all application labor, a key industrial flexibility that no other coating provides", shared Teodoro Baldassarre, Regional Manager of Tools Division, Glaston South America. "The launch of DFI at Glass South was a phenomenal success beyond our expectations, and we are now tackling all business opportunities that have risen from it."
Guillermo Seta, Corporate Vice President and Executive Director of DFI, added: "This strategic alliance provides a solid platform to expand our business in South America, with specific focus in Brazil, the world's 6th largest economy; we are thrilled to partner up with such a highly reputable glass technology company and offer an exclusive product distribution that will undoubtedly be mutually beneficial, with great potential for both companies."
For more information on the award-winning DFI restoration, protection and maintenance products available, please visit www.diamonfusion.com or call + 1 949 388-8000, toll-free (800) 213-0793.
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.