DFI implements first industrial nano coating system in Brazil

Date: 17 July 2008
Source: Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.
Company certifies BRASVETRO in Porto Alegre, which marks DFI’s first step to expand its nanotechnology in South America’s largest country.

Diamon-Fusion International, Inc. (DFI Nanotechnology), global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, announced today the implementation of its proprietary nano-surface chemical vapor chamber coating system at BRASVETRO - Vidros de Segurança Ltda. This industrial implementation at BRASVETRO, DFI’s exclusive distributor in Brazil, sets DFI to further develop the MERCOSUR (Regional Trade Agreement among six countries: Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and Bolivia), along with providing positive impact throughout Latin America.

BRASVETRO Vidros de Segurança Ltda.., and VETROBRAS Vidrios, with their flagship product CURVETRO®, are both privately-held and highly reputable companies based in Porto Alegre, BRASIL. Both were established and continue to be managed by João Antonio Magdalena under GRUPO CURVETRO, providing over 30 years of performance in the Brazilian Glass sector. BRASVETRO serves theArchitectural (both Curved & Flat) Glass Sector, in addition to the Transportation, Refrigerationand other diverse markets of highly specialized glass products and venues. Brazil’s economy outweighs that of all other South American countries and is the world’s 9th largest economy by purchasing power.

João A. Magdalena, Managing Director of BRASVETRO and Vice President of ANDIV, Brazilian Flat Glass Association, stated: “The industrial flexibility that DFI’s nano surface chamber coating system offers is unmatched, in both production capabilities and overall efficiency. We are now set to grow the Brazilian market with multiple regional alliances we’ve established in order to have complete nationwide coverage, through the key partnerships in each respective market segment.”

Jorge L. Rico, Regional Sales Director of DFI South America, in charge of DFI’s patented system certification that took place in Brazil, explained: “The implementation of DFI’s first industrial CVD chamber system in Brazil sets an important milestone not only for the vast Brazilian market but throughout South America; our nano-coating surface treatment provides a superlative added-value coupled with an unparalleled production capability of treating large volumes, resulting in a very attractive element in today’s economy.”

Guillermo Seta, Executive Director of DFI Global Operations, added: “Brazil not only represents the largest market in South America but it also provides a dynamic market in many respects, with its own life and market culture - the ultimate diversification value we always look for.”

DFI Nanotechnology multi-functional characteristics include: water and oil repellency (hydrophobic and oleophobic,), impact and scratch resistance, protection against graffiti, dirt and stains, finger print protection, UV stability, additional electrical insulation, protection against calcium and sodium deposits and increased brilliance and lubricity. DFI’s nanocoating works at nanoscale levels to change the molecular composition of any silica-based surface. Diamon-Fusion® provides, in chemical terms, a ‘cross-linked’, ‘branched’ and ‘capped’ optically clear nano-film along with a strong and durable covalent bond.

For more information about DFI and BRASVETRO, visit their respective websites: www.DFInanotechnology.com and www.curvetro.com.br or www.brasvetro.com.br

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Date: 17 July 2008
Source: Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.

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