Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) Provides First Hydrophobic Protective Coating Reviewed For LEED Contributions.
DFI, In Association With USGBC’s LEED Rating System, Announces Diamon-Fusion LEED Points Exclusive Industry Evaluation
IRVINE, CALIF.—Wednesday, December 3, 2014—Diamon-Fusion International(DFI) is the first hydrophobic protective coating company to have its products specifically reviewed for compliance in association with USGBC’s LEED rating system to confirm how they can contribute in the following categories: Sustainable Sites, Energy and Atmosphere, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Materials and Resources.
GreenCE, Inc., a USGBC Education Partner completed the review process. GreenCE educates design professionals about the advantages of designing a sustainable building and helps building product manufacturers develop tools to articulate the environmental, human health, and financial benefits of their products.
DFI’s flagship product, Diamon-Fusion® is among the first protective coating on the market today to be analyzed in the rigorous evaluation process. Diamon-Fusion delivers unmatched industrial flexibility by offering both industrial, factory-based vapor deposition and field-friendly liquid application processes to protect silica-based products, most commonly glass. The processes create a hydrophobic coating to repeal damaging environmental elements while reducing the need for harsh cleaning products. In addition, the new FuseCube™ patented Diamon-Fusion application system has blanket approval from South Coast Air Quality Management District, one of the most stringent in the world, as a zero-emission process.
“As a company concerned with environmental impact, we strive to create coatings which leave the planet in a better position for future generations,” shared Russell Slaybaugh, Vice President and General Manager of DFI. “Our coatings are designed to eliminate the use of harsh chemicals that eventually spill into our waterways, while making surfaces easier to clean, requiring less water in the process. For commercial buildings, our coatings require less cleaning, which in turn requires less water and chemicals, reducing the building owner’s costs and impact on the environment.”
Syndi Sim, Director of Marketing added, “We are thrilled to be the first hydrophobic protective coating manufacturer reviewed for our LEED contributions. Our experience working with LEED projects such as the double Platinum certified California Academy of Sciences has proven to us that this review is critical to designers and architects. We will be adding this immediately to our industry-leading effort to educate architects and designers about the benefits and cost-savings a best-in-class hydrophobic coating can deliver for their clients.”
Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) Implements New Fully Automated FuseCube Nano-Coating System In Europe
DFI’s New Cartridge-Operated Ultra-Efficient Process Proves To Be A Big Success At Glasstec With Its First EU Installation At Mamparas Doccia In Spain.
IRVINE, CALIF.—Tuesday, November 11, 2014—Diamon-Fusion International(DFI), Aires and Mamparas Doccia jointly announced the first FuseCube™ to be installed in Europe. The patented Diamon-Fusion® protective nano-coating application chamber, known as the FuseCube, is a fully automated system that can provide glass fabricators and manufacturers significant savings in both material and labor costs compared to the traditional spray-application coatings, while adding an unmatched industrial flexibility and added-value. With the smallest model having the ability to apply Diamon-Fusion to both sides and all edges of up to 75 standard size shower panels – amounting to over 1800 square feet (167 m2) of surface area – in approximately one hour, the FuseCube can coat fifteen times more surface area than the manual spray-applied method in the same factory footprint for a fraction of the cost.
Mamparas Doccia, a 17-year Sevilla-based and privately owned company, has become a leading shower door manufacturer in Europe with a monthly production capacity of 11,500 units under a 20,000 m2 manufacturing roof. Doccia has a sales and distribution network throughout Europe, Africa, The Caribbean region and South America.
“The higher demand for our products has dictated that we look for a more efficient way, both from a cost-effectiveness standpoint and higher quality coating system to add more value to our customers worldwide; therefore, by replacing our traditional spray-application coating with the premium Diamon-Fusion coating, we’ve accomplished our goal while increasing productivity. We’ve done the first cycle with the FuseCube and I’m thrilled to report that we’ve treated in only two hours what would’ve taken us eleven hours with our previous manually-applied coating for the same exact amount of glass panels, while utilizing no labor at all, so complete savings on labor. I must say this was something very impressive to see.” explained Alfonso Pérez Álvarez, Managing Director of Mamparas Doccia.
According to Guillermo Seta, DFI’s Corporate Vice President, “Since DFI was founded in 1997, we’ve been working to perfect our patented Diamon-Fusion coating application chamber technology to add industrial flexibility to our customers while keeping up with a growing demand. With the FuseCube we’ve developed a system that iseco-friendly, easy-to-use, safe and cost-effective. When innovative customers like Mamparas Doccia see a savings payback on the FuseCube of under a year, and envision how it can help them expand their offering of our profitable and customer-pleasing protective coating, it is an easy choice.”
“Doccia has made a great choice, enabling more added-value advantages and a higher quality coating system for their customers. The FuseCube makes perfect sense for all custom shower door and glass processors, and Doccia just realized that sooner than most,” stated Francisco Bono, DFI’s Exclusive Agent for Spain and Portugal, and Managing Director of Aries.
The FuseCube’s core technology is operating in more than three dozen locations across ten countries in North America, Europe and Asia.
For more information on the FuseCube or Diamon-Fusion International, please visit www.DFIsolutions.com or contact the company at +1 949.388.8000.
For more information on Aires, please visit www.s-aries.com or contact the company at +34 961519830.
For more information on Mamparas Doccia, please visit www.mamparasdoccia.es or contact the company at 902 120 038.
About Diamon-Fusion International (DFI)
Since 1997, Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) has been making people’s lives easier and more beautiful by developing, manufacturing and distributing protective coatings, application machinery and restoration products for architectural and transportation surfaces such as glass, granite, tile, porcelain and quartz. DFI’s coatings significantly reduce maintenance costs, are impact, scratch and graffiti resistant, and can keep surfaces looking and performing like-new forever. DFI’s product offering ranges from award-winning, patented, professional-quality products available through authorized applicators and distributors to easy-to-use highly-effective, do-it-yourself products for consumers. Headquartered in Southern California, DFI holds patents and patents-pending worldwide and has a global sales and distribution network spanning North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Contact: Syndi Sim, DFI Marketing Director at ssim@DiamonFusion.com
Diamon-Fusion International Reveals The Benefit Of Sliding Angle When Evaluating “Easy-To-Clean” Protective Coatings
Diamon-Fusion International (DFI), Global Developer And Exclusive Licensor Of Patented Hydrophobic Nanotechnologies, Announced Today A New Program To Educate The Industry About The Significant Correlation Between Sliding Angle And Performance Of “Easy-To-Clean” Protective Coatings. Combining Sliding Angle With The Traditional Contact Angle Measurement Provides A Much More Reliable Picture Of How These Coatings Will Perform, According To Russell Slaybaugh, Vice President And General Manager Of DFI.
IRVINE, CALIF.,—Thursday, September 4, 2014—While both Contact Angle and Sliding Angle individually are informative measurements of the core benefits of “Easy-to-Clean” coatings, each alone is only half of the equation. When considered together they become much more powerful. A higher Contact Angle tells relatively how much less a surface will be stained, because the water that does stick will be repelled and will dry in smaller spots producing smaller stains. A lower Sliding Angle indicates how much less often you’ll need to clean, because the less water that sticks to the surface, the fewer stains will occur. Additionally, a lower Sliding Angle also indicates that any spots that do occur will be relatively easier to remove, because it is more difficult for things to stick. When evaluated together a complete measurement of how “easy to clean” the coating is revealed. Until now the glass industry as a whole has only considered half of the equation for hydrophobic protective coatings by evaluating only the Contact Angle, however Sliding Angle is just as, if not more, important in evaluating performance.
“Since the dawn of time, forward-thinking business managers around the world have known if you want to truly understand performance, you need to find an objective way to measure it,” shared Russell Slaybaugh, Vice President and General Manager of DFI. “The key to making proper comparisons is ensuring the measurements and testing methods are the same. It is often the case that as industries grow, it is necessary to introduce new measurements to properly evaluate and compare performance. We now know that historically the glass industry has only evaluated half of the equation. Now, by combining Contact Angle with Sliding Angle, the glass industry for the first time will see the whole equation and its significance when judging performance. By including Sliding Angle when describing the performance of their protective coating, manufacturers can now give potential customers a more accurate picture of the benefits their coatings provide.”
Did you know there are two important measurements for a low-maintenance hydrophobic protective coating? Watch the video tutorial below for a brief explanation of these two important measurements: Contact Angle and Sliding Angle. For a more detailed explanation on the Contact Angle and Sliding Angle, read the rest of this press release or our article on Evaluating The Performance Of Protective Coatings.
Contact Angle – Why It’s Important
In the late 1990’s, in an emerging field of coatings that made glass harder to stain and easier to clean, a few competitors started using Contact Angle measured in degrees to compare the water repellency of these coatings. This was because one of the main characteristics of these coatings is that they are all water-repellent or hydrophobic. It was believed that the more water-repellent a surface is the more water will bead off and so the minerals and contaminants (such as body oils, soap, etc.) that water carries cannot be deposited on the glass. Unfortunately, we’ve learned that this is not always true, so Contact Angle is not enough.
Sliding Angle – The Other Half of the Equation
In its simplest explanation, Sliding Angle measures the “slickness” of a surface – whether coated or not. A drop of water – the size of which is determined by the standard test – is placed at one end of the sample of coated glass. Then the sample is tilted until the drop of water begins sliding. The tilt of the glass at that very instant is the Sliding Angle. The lower the Sliding Angle the slicker the surface. The slicker the surface, the less things like water and contaminants can stick. As it measures how easy or difficult it is for things to stick to the surface, Sliding Angle therefore can be that credible proxy to measure “Easy-to-Clean” that the industry needs. So the lower the Sliding Angle of a surface, the easier it is to clean.
By providing both Contact Angle and Sliding Angle for several different coatings, consumers receive the whole picture of how Easy-to-Clean each coating is, ensuring consumers have the right information in order to make an informed decision.
For more information on the contact and sliding angle results, along with the award-winning DFI restoration, protection and maintenance products available, please visit www.DFIsolutions.com or call + 1 949 388-8000, toll-free (888) 344-4334.
About Diamon-Fusion International (DFI)
Since 1997, Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) has been making people’s lives easier and more beautiful by developing, manufacturing and distributing protective coatings, application machinery and restoration products for architectural and transportation surfaces such as glass, granite, tile, porcelain and quartz. DFI’s coatings significantly reduce maintenance costs, are impact, scratch and graffiti resistant, and can keep surfaces looking and performing like-new forever. DFI’s product offering ranges from award-winning, patented, professional-quality products available through authorized applicators and distributors to easy-to-use highly-effective, do-it-yourself products for consumers. Headquartered in Southern California, DFI holds patents and patents-pending worldwide and has a global sales and distribution network spanning North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
For more information about DFI, please visit www.DFIsolutions.com. Contact: Syndi Sim at email@example.com
Athena is now offering the option to have the long lasting protection of Diamond Fusion easyCLEAN treatment factory applied to their showers.
It is a common practise to have a glass protection treatment applied to new showers. This generally involves organising for a specialist to come in to your home to apply the treatment once the shower has been installed.
Why not eliminate the hassle and let Athena take care of it?
So what is Diamond Fusion?
Put simply, Diamond Fusion is a permanent treatment designed to seal and protect glass. Treated surfaces become water repellent as well as scratch, stain and impact resistant.
Glass is not as smooth as you might think – it is actually quite a porous surface which makes an ideal setting for soap residue, dirt and mineral build ups to reside which, over time can result in a cloudy or noticeably dull appearance.
Diamond Fusion Easy Clean works to protect your glass from these impurities – while you still need to maintain your Diamond Fusion coated surface, the time and effort required are significantly reduced.
Contact Athena to find out more about treating a new Athena shower;
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- DFI’s Patented Diamon-Fusion Nano-Coating Provided By T2G Technical Glass Group Is Applied On New FIFA Stadium Arena Corinthians To Be Showcased On June 12th At Opening Ceremony
- Arena Corinthians Is One Of 12 Green Stadiums For The 2014 FIFA World Cup Under FIFA’s Sustainability Strategy
IRVINE, CALIF.—Tuesday, June 3, 2014—Diamon-Fusion International, Inc. (DFI Nanotechnology), global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, announced today its flagship productDiamon-Fusion® has been applied to new glass sections of the FIFA World Cup 2014 host stadium Arena de Sao Paulo, also known as Arena Corinthians in Brazil. The project, awarded to Sao-Paulo based T2G Technical Glass Group, a DFI Licensee, has utilized the award-winning Diamon-Fusioncoating on glass units on the stadium structure glass panels, to protect the glass from harmful environmental elements, while helping to reduce the maintenance of the glass over time. Through DFI’s patented nano-coating process, the eco-friendly chemical treatment creates a highly water repellent and anti-soiling effect which enables ease of cleaning and protection against scratches, impacts, abrasion, and environmental elements, therefore considerably reducing the costs of maintenance to the facade. The Diamon-Fusion nano-coating is optically clear, 20% more brilliant, UV stable and does not affect the natural reflection of the glass exterior. The 12 stadiums are the flagships of the FIFA World Cup2014 in Brazil. In an effort to leave a positive legacy in the host country, FIFA has offered a training program on sustainable operations of stadiums. A number of measures have been introduced, including solar panels, efficient lighting, reduced fresh water use or recycling of waste.
The Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil is the stadium of Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, with a seating capacity of 65,807. The glass of the stadium has been designed with a curvature intended to simulate the visual effect of a ball hitting the net. Special 26 meter seamless beams were developed to support the structure. The paneling solutions rationalizes the 5,400 square meters (58,125 square feet) double curved freeform glass surface into 855 planar and cylindrical panels, all in hot tent toughened glass. This solutions allowed for minimizing the number of shapes necessary by 93% reducing costs considerably, while the photo-voltaic glass powers the air conditioning.
T2G Technical Glass Group is a Brazilian privately-held company with extensive experience in the architectural glass manufacturing and is a leading provider of a wide-range of glass products with an emphasis on solutions for structural glazing, roofing, canopies and special facades. T2G invests in state of the art technology, engineering and professional development in specialty glass solutions, tailored to the needs of each architectural project and market requirements.
“Every piece of glass on the stadium is a unique size to fit a unique aperture in the façade and rooftop,” statedMauricio Margaritelli, President of T2G Technical Glass Group. “By treating the glass façade with Diamon-Fusion® coating, we are reducing the cleaning cycles and protecting the glass from harsh elements while saving in chemical cleaning supplies’ costs and reducing water usage. This is one of several hi-end architectural projects we have worked on this year, and we are pleased to see the word is spreading among the leading designers and architects alike, about the value-added benefits of utilizing our licensed Diamon-Fusion® nano- coating on these exceptional and truly state-of the art green projects.”
Guillermo Seta, Corporate Vice President of DFI, added: “The Arena Corinthians project is a treat of architecture design excellence and eco-friendly functional solutions; I truly cannot think of a more universal venue than a new soccer (football) stadium to be showcased at a world cup’s opening ceremony. We are thrilled to be a part of these ground-breaking designs and influential projects that reinforce the quality and true innovation of our green products. We see an enormous potential for the Diamon-Fusion nano-coating to address the needs of architects, building owners, and property managers around the globe.”
The Arena Corinthians application, along with several other high-profile commercial projects, prompted DFI to develop a suite of products and services to help commercial property owners and developers, on a global basis, keep their buildings beautified while providing an easy-to-clean (E2C) surface, reducing harmful chemical usage, water consumption and improving sustainability.
- Successful Architectural Project Utilizes Glass Treated With Vitro’s 3D Chamber System For Architectural Flat Glass
- Hydrophobic Coating Adds Environmental Energy Savings Benefit To Building, By Requiring Less Cleaning And Water Usage
IRVINE, CALIF—Friday, May 16, 2014—Diamon-Fusion International, Inc. (DFI Nanotechnology), global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, announced today Vitro, its partner in Mexico, has fashioned a hydrophobic coating treatment, utilizing the 3D Chamber System designed by Diamon-Fusion International (DFI). The skyscraper project, known as the Altreca Tower in Monterrey Mexico consisted of treating curtain wall glass approximately 86,110 square-feet (8,000m2) in size with HydroClean™ by DFI.
The project consists of 22 levels of offices and Penthouse with double height. Plants from 514.35 m² for a total of approximately 15,526.66 square meters of office space area.
The selected materials are of the highest quality, which include, granite and marble floors and walls. Thinking about energy consumption and maintenance costs reduction, double tempered Low-e glass facade was contemplated in the west facade, which generates an air of 6mm which helps decrease by 20% the thermal load of the building by the action of the sun, resulting in significant energy savings.
Vitro’s HydroClean DFI nano-coating was applied adding a “green” eco-friendly feature to the exterior glass facade to keep the building looking like new for years to come, with an easy-to-clean feature, added brilliance to the glass, added scratch and impact resistance, added electrical insulation, as well as providing a significant reduction in cleaning cycles and associated maintenance costs while savings both water and chemical (cleaners) consumption.
Utilizing DFI’s 3D Chamber System with HydroClean, Vitro coats thousands of square feet of glass on both sides in less than an hour, all while reducing costs up to 75% versus hand-applied coatings. Each piece of glass is entirely coated with the patented HydroClean by DFI coating, making them highly water and oil repellent, harder to stain, easier to clean, impact and scratch resistant (reducing transportation and handling damage), and more brilliant. The DFI 3D Chamber System offers the most cost-effective, high-quality application process in the world. Founded in 1909, Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: VITROA), is the leading glass manufacturer in Mexico, and one of the largest in the world, backed by more than 100 years of experience in the industry. Headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, the Company has subsidiaries in the Americas, through which it offers high quality products and reliable services that address the needs of two distinct businesses: glass containers and flat glass. Vitro provides excellent solutions to a variety of industries, including: food, beverages, wines & spirits, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical, as well as the automotive and architectural markets. Vitro is one of the leading companies in the world serving the automotive and construction industries. Vitro’s flat glass products and services are present in North, Central, and South American markets, as well as those of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Federico Sada Melo, Director of PVA – Vitro Flat Glass Business, stated: “DFI’s CVD coating system allows us to fashion large-scale projects in a fraction of the time it would take utilizing a hand-applied method. The ability for us to coat a jumbo-size glass sheet, coupled with the overall cost-effectiveness of DFI’s CVD process gives us a competitive advantage when bidding on projects similar to Altreca. We are pleased to see these positive results while adding all the benefits of DFI-coated glass, of significant value to Architects and Developers, and look forward to adding HydroClean to many more projects.”
Guillermo Seta, Corporate Vice President and Executive Director of DFI, added: “It is so pleasing to see Vitro successfully utilizing its 3D Chamber to be awarded these well-known, large-scale projects as a direct result of its application methods and efficient processes. The 3D Chamber by DFI provides Vitro with the most ample industrial flexibility and scalability, unmatched in the glass industry and we look forward to many more successful projects on Vitro’s behalf.”
About Diamon-Fusion International (DFI)
Since 1997, Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) has been making people’s lives easier and more beautiful by developing, manufacturing and distributing protective coatings, application machinery and restoration products for architectural and transportation surfaces such as glass, granite, tile, porcelain and quartz. DFI’s coatings significantly reduce maintenance costs, are impact, scratch and graffiti resistant and can keep surfaces looking and performing like-new forever. The breadth of DFI’s product offering ranges from award-winning and patented, professional quality products available through authorized applicators and distributors 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 protective coating technologies for glass and glass-like surfaces, DFI is a worldwide leader in easy-to-clean coating products and services. Headquartered in Southern California, DFI holds patents and patents-pending worldwide and has a sales and distribution global network in North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
‘Maranello Made In Red’, The Official And Original Licensed Trademark By The City Of Maranello, Hometown Of Ferrari, adds DFI To Its NEW Business Nanotech Product Line Driven By Consumer Loyalty Program. A Three-Way Supply And Licensing Partnership Between DFI, HC NanoTec And Maranello Made In Red Is Launched Successfully In Italy.
IRVINE, CALIF.—Monday, April 28, 2014—Diamon-Fusion International, Inc. (DFI Nanotechnology), global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, announced today a new distribution partnership with Milan-based privately held HC NanoTec S.r.l., which includes the release of the ‘Maranello Made in Red’ by DFI Pro Line Windshield Defender product for professional automotive and other markets. The Maranello Windshield Defender is being marketed in Italy and Scandinavia through the Maranello loyalty program reaching thousands of end-users and offering everything a consumer would need to treat a windshield with the same effectiveness of a professional application. The product is sold in both a single application and professional kit for up to 25 applications.
The ‘Maranello Made in Red’ by DFI high water repellency, protective nanocoatings have been scientifically proven to deliver a safer driving experience. DFI has applied the protective coatings to passenger, military, commercial and recreational vehicles since the company received independent confirmation of Diamon-Fusion’s impact and scratch resistance back in 1996. Customers quickly discovered better visibility in rain, and sleet as the water just beads off. It also reduces windshield damage with fewer pits, chips and cracks. The properties of the Maranello Made in Red Professional Kit also provide improved night vision, significantly reducing glare, while improving driver reaction time.
“The introduction of this new Maranello Made in Red Professional Kit for consumers opens up a new automotive segment for us in Europe while adding valuable brand recognition given the association of Maranello with Ferrari; it also clearly gives our new partner HC Nanotec a significant competition advantage in the marketplace while satisfying clients’ needs,” said Guillermo Seta, Corporate Vice President and Executive Director of Diamon-Fusion International. “We are pleased to provide the highest level of protective coatings on the market and are proud to be associated with a world-renowned brand which is synonymous with the utmost in quality and satisfaction.”
Massimiliano Langs, Managing Director of HC Nanotec, added: “We’ve been researching for over two years to find the very best protective coating in the world that could match brand recognition with market expectations and opportunities, not only for our natural automotive segment but to organically grow into all other transportation and architectural markets we’re also reaching out to.” Mr. Langs added: “DFI has exceeded our expectations in every regard and we are extremely proud to expand the DFI brand, along with Maranello, into Italy and beyond EU markets as well.”
About Diamon-Fusion International (DFI)
Since 1997, 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 multiple surfaces, such as glass, granite, ceramic tile, porcelain, as well as plastics, aluminum and stainless steel. The breadth of DFI’s product offering ranges from award-winning and patented, professional quality products only available through authorized distributors (and 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 inNorth and South America, Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
IRVINE, Calif., March 7, 2014 – Diamon-Fusion International (DFI), global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, announced today the company is pleased to bring you its newest product, and anti-fog, anti-static product, StayClear™.
The water-soluble anti-fog and anti-static blockers work on any surface that experience condensation or static electricity. StayClear™ also prevents bathroom mirrors, glass doors and windshields from fogging up.
- Works on Glass and Plastics
- 100% Biodegradable and Non-Toxic
StayClear™ comes in a high-performance, soft gel, flip-top cup that cleans and coats glass and plastic surfaces with a protective coating to prevent fogging and static cling on surfaces, such as:
- Swimmers’ Goggles
- Snow Skier Goggles
- Helmet Shields
- Industrial Safety Glasses
- Scuba Divers’ Masks
- Bathroom Mirrors
- Automotive and Boat Windshields
Launching soon in the New Zealand market via Diamond Fusion New Zealand
IRVINE, Calif., February 5, 2014 – Diamon-Fusion International (DFI), global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, announced today the company has joined forces with Glass Machinery Solutions Ltd., a leading glass and stone machinery and service supplier based in the United Kingdom. Glass Machinery Solutions Ltd is the official distributor for Glaston Bavelloni, Forvet, Techni Waterjet, Abshot sandblasting machines, ForzaG water treatment products, Dip-Tech ceramic printing, Deltarack, & Elephant lifting and handling products.
Glass Machinery Solutions offers over 60 years of combined experience in the glass & stone industries covering every aspect of the business including engineering services, operator training, product development and sales. In this new agreement with DFI, Glass Machinery Solutions will offer the award-winning Diamon-Fusion® patented hydrophobic coating products for silica-based surfaces in the UK and Ireland markets, focusing on architectural glass market, both in hand-applied form as well as the newly launched FuseCube™, DFI’s ultra-efficient CVD protective coating machine can automatically treat both sides of the glass thus reducing costs up to 84% in labor and materials versus any other protective coating and with NO cure time all while generating ZERO emissions to the environment under an eco-friendly cartridge-system process. The superior DFI products restore, protect and help maintain a variety of surfaces, including glass, granite, tile, porcelain, stainless steel and others. This new distribution channel increases DFI’s network of partners in Europe, as the company continues its strategic expansion plans globally. Glass Machinery Solutions is also in the process of becoming a DFI Authorized Service Provider for its patent-pending FuseCube™ technology.
“Customer satisfaction is paramount to our success and we pride ourselves on offering a service that is unrivaled in the UK,” shared Richard Gerrard, Director of Glass Machinery Solutions. “By partnering with DFI and offering its award-winning products and unique FuseCube protective coating machine, we now have a competitive advantage in our marketplace and can stand firm in our claims of providing the best protective coating, and service, available today. The GMS team is committed to providing outstanding and professional solutions and we look forward to growing our business offerings, while helping DFI expand their position as the leading coating manufacturer globally.”
Guillermo Seta, Corporate Vice President and Executive Director of DFI, added: “This new agreement withGlass Machinery Solutions represents not only a very solid step toward our continued expansion in Europe but also, and more specifically, toward the broadening of our product line with our new offering of the FuseCube; we always strive to offer each and every customer the scalability that is required to cover all volumes, as well as the most ample industrial flexibility to ensure that every customer can grow and adapt the coating process under the most efficient system thus streamlining production flow while increasing profits.”
Diamon-Fusion International (DFI), the global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, announced today, Scott Wingate has joined the team as Acting Chief Financial Officer, according to Russell Slaybaugh, General Manager and Vice President of DFI. Wingate brings extensive cross functional experience in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, business development, strategic alliances, project management, corporate culture building, and contract negotiations. In his role, Wingate will be responsible for M&A advisory and post-acquisition integration, review/design of control and financial systems, budgets and projections.
With more than three decades of financial leadership experience, we are pleased to welcome Scott to the DFI executive team,” shared Slaybaugh. “Scott’s vast financial experience and his track record for success are a great addition to DFI. He is a dynamic, inspirational and results-oriented finance and accounting leader with a strong external network and we look forward to utilizing his many talents.”
“We’re glad to add Scott Wingate to the Diamon-Fusion International executive team,” said Adam Zax, President and CEO of DFI. “Scott brings deep expertise in finance and competencies in strategic financial planning, cost control, strategy/value chain analysis, and internal controls and compliance.”
Previously, Wingate served as the Chief Financial Officer for several companies, including EZE Trucking Holdings, Inc., a specialized nation-wide heavy hauling trucking company and Gardenburger, a Kellogg company.
Wingate holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Applied Economics/Finance from University of San Francisco and Masters in Business Administration degree in Functional and Corporate Strategy from University of Southern California. He is also Chairman Emeritus at USC Marshall Alumni Association, President Emeritus at Institute of Management Accountants, OC Chapter and a member of Financial Executives International, OC Chapter.