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Diamon-Fusion® nanocoating specified by US Military to improve safety
SAN CLEMENTE – (BUSINESS WIRE)--September 2005- Diamon-Fusion International, Inc. (DFI Nanotechnology), global developer and exclusive licensor of Diamon-Fusion® patented hydrophobic nanotechnology, has been tested and approved by a US Military (US Army) prime contractor, PAS Armored, Inc., to supply its nanocoating to US Army military vehicles, which will improve safety under the wide range of adverse weathering conditions that such vehicles drive through. “Sand-pitting and erosion under desert-like weather conditions have a very harsh impact on the visibility of military vehicles and Diamon-Fusion® substantially improves visibility, as tested by the US Army”, a Senior Official source reported. PAS Protective Armored Systems has recently acquired a DFI license to fulfill the US Army’s new order of heavily customized glass armored systems, which includes the application of the patented Diamon-Fusion® nanocoating.
DFI’s nanocoating was specified and will be applied on the US Army’s High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). The HMMWV's mission is to provide a light tactical vehicle for command and control, special purpose shelter carriers, and special purpose weapons platforms. The HMMWV is produced in several configurations to support weapons systems, command and control systems, field ambulances and general cargo transport. PAS produces customized protective glass systems for police patrol cruisers, fully armored vehicles, private vehicles and executive transportation. PAS is an industry leader in glass and polymer lamination and specializes in bullet-resistant and security glazing for government, military, institutional and commercial clients. PAS also custom-develops systems for a variety of ballistic, forced-entry and impact-resistant applications, including automobiles, aircraft, boats, and architect applications such as prisons, guardhouses, courthouses and law enforcement facilities.
Tom Briggs, Vice President of PAS, Inc., reported: "We are thrilled to have been awarded this new order by the US Military; the DFI nanocoating will add safety to the US Army ground combat vehicles, such as improved visibility during adverse weather conditions, which can potentially help save lives by reducing field accidents.”
Guillermo Seta, Vice President and Executive Director of DFI Global Operations, added: "We are proud to work with PAS Armored, a prime contractor for the US Army, to improve durability and overall performance to their ballistic glass systems”.
DFI’s 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. DFI’s 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.
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