IRVINE, Calif., December 5, 2011 - Diamon-Fusion International, Inc. (DFI Nanotechnology), global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, announced today that one of its global strategic partners, and long-time European licensee, CRICURSA, based in Barcelona, is the recipient of the highly prestigious DESIGN OF THE YEAR AWARD 2011, the Spanish most sought-after award by Designers and Architects, granted by Spain's Ministry of Science and Innovation last month. Spain's King Juan Carlos will be presenting the Award in an upcoming official ceremony.
CRICURSA was founded in 1928 (Barcelona) with the intention of bringing form, material and processing into high technology glass bending, in order to explore the possibilities of bent glass as a decorative element. After more than 83 years of experience, CRICURSA now offers architectural glass, curved and flat interior and exterior glass, and is present in many of the most famous architectural works around the world. Currently with more than 12,500 square meters of manufacturing space, Production of laminated (2500 x 5800 mm) and multilayer (more than 40 mm) , Lamination with vacuum process , Toughening (tempering) for curved (5000 x 2440 mm) and flat (6000 x 2440 mm) glass with HST (Heat Soak Test), Annealed bending process (5800 x 2500 mm), Laminated bent (5800 x 2500 mm) , Bending ovens to curve coated glass , Silk-screen process, Double-glazing for curved glass and its Jumbo-size DFI chamber for the application of eco-friendly Diamon-Fusion® hydrophobic glass surface treatment, CRICURSA is a world's leader in architectural glass designs.
Juan Tomás Hernani, Spain's Secretary General of Innovation, stated: "Cricursa represents a new concept of design as a tool and indispensable service to make the development of leading-edge projects possible; the jury considered its research into materials which offers new construction options while enabling designs that, until recently, remained on paper."
"We are humbled by such Honor as this is an award that every Spanish Architect, Designer or Firm seeks as the ultimate achievement of excellence; this is an award toshare collectively with our entire company, all our suppliers, architects, designers, and customers since it truly represents the collective work of every individual working at and with Cricursa, as partners, throughout our 83-year history, so everyone should feel part of it, and we are grateful for each and every one that has taken part", said Ferran Figuerola, Managing Director of CRICURSA.
Guillermo Seta, Corporate Vice President and Executive Director of DFI, added: "We are delighted for our partner CRICURSA as it is truly a well-deserved Award for the many decades of hard work, vision and defiance to physics itself; it is an honor to have such a highly reputable company as our strategic partner in Europe, applying our eco-friendly Diamon-Fusion nano-coating for nearly 10 years, as every project Cricursa - has been part of - delivers architectural beauty at its best." Mr. Seta also said: "Cricursa is the modern Gaudi in architectural glass terms."
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.
For more information about DFI and CRICURSA you may visit:
www.DFInanotechnology.com and www.cricursa.com