The agreement provides both companies ample co-marketing capabilities along with a distribution network in Canada and North Eastern United States.
Prelco Inc., a 50-year company with a commitment to research and technological development based in Rivere-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada, is a leading manufacturer of specialty glass for architectural design, industrial, and transportation applications. Prelco, an ISO-certified company that employs 450 people with nearly 300,000 SQFT Plant space, manufactures specialty glass products such as tempered, heat soaked, laminated, bent, ceramic frit, silkscreened glass and IG units. PRELCO consists of the following companies:
Prelco RDL, Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada
Prelco NB, Edmunston, New-Brunswick, Canada
Prelco MTL, (Thermalite division) Montréal, Québec, Canada
Veralex 2000, Princeville, Québec, Canada
Bill Marchitello, Director of Marketing and Business Development of PRELCO, reported: This agreement with DFI is in line with our market development strategies to stand among the leaders in the North American glass industry by incorporating innovative and state-of-the-art technologies.
Guillermo Seta, DFIs Vice President and Executive Director of DFI Global Operations, stated: Were delighted to introduce our unique technologies in the Canadian market with such a prestigious and well-established group of companies; this licensing partnership with Prelco represents an important step toward the development of the Canadian market.
DFIs nanocoating supplies a full range of enhanced hydrophobic properties to the treated glass surface along with an anti-microbial property by inhibiting or decreasing the growth of mold and bacteria on the treated surface, creating a healthier environment to live in.
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. DFIs nanocoating, a patented process, works at nanoscale levels to change the molecular composition of any silica-based surface. Diamon-Fusion® provides a cross-linked, branched, and capped coating along with a strong and durable covalent bond.