News Release

SDC Technologies Integration of LTI Coating Technologies

Irvine, CA – June 13, 2017

Expanding its UV-Cure Coating Portfolio

SDC Technologies, Inc. (SDC), the recognized global leader in premium, high performance abrasion resistant coating solutions today announced the completed acquisition and merger with LTI Coating Technologies, LLC (LTI) a leader of UV-cure coating technologies.  Together these companies offer innovative, premium abrasion, scratch, and chemical resistant coatings for thermal cure, as well as sustainable UV cure coatings suitable for plastics, glass, and metal substrates for a wide range of markets.  The integration will merge operations and align the CrystalCoat® branded coating products into a single corporate identity.

“We are proud to partner with LTI to broaden our portfolio of liquid hard coatings,” said Antonios Grigoriou, CEO and president of SDC.  “We believe the integration and complementary synergy of the two companies is a natural fit, unifying leaders in both thermal and UV cure coatings under one organization.  The partnership provides customers a single source solution for a breadth of abrasion resistant coating options backed up by SDC’s global technical support team,” he added.

Founded in 1986, SDC Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. SDC was acquired by Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. in 2008. SDC is the pioneer of innovative performance-based abrasion resistant coatings used in a variety of applications from aerospace and automotive parts to vision eyewear.

LTI was formed in 1986 to address the optical industry’s requirement for hard coatings and tintable coatings for plastic and polycarbonate lenses. LTI is a world leader in ophthalmic hard coatings with a major market share of the optical laboratory market and has received four Awards of Excellence from the Optical Laboratories Association for best in class coating equipment.