Southwall Technologies Acquires Crown Operations International
September 2, 2010
Southwall Technologies Inc. has acquired Crown Operations International, a Wisconsin-based processor of high-performance, heat-reflective interlayers made to improve the energy-efficiency of laminated glass in buildings, homes and cars. Such interlayers, according to the announcement, combine one or two sheets of polyvinyl butyral with Southwall’s XIR® infrared reflective film to create a transparent and heat-blocking “super interlayer” that can save energy, reduce carbon emissions and increase building and vehicle occupant comfort.
"Alignment with Southwall creates a great opportunity to bring new, energy-saving interlayer products to the market," says Curtis Liposcak, president of Crown Operations.
“Crown's proven technology enables Southwall to provide a complete interlayer solution from encapsulation through converting,” adds Dennis Capovilla, Southwall’s chief executive officer. “Our goal is to make it easy for manufacturers to integrate the performance of Southwall’s XIR heat-reflective film into their architectural and automotive laminated glass products.”
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