March 13, 2012 – Marketwire — Engineered films maker UniPixel Inc. (NASDAQ:UNXL) will have Carestream Tollcoating manufacture and distribute its Diamond Guard protective cover films for displays including finger print resistant (FPR), anti-glare (AG), and DGU (Diamond Guard Ultra) Hard Coat versions.
Diamond Guard film is based on UniPixel’s proprietary resins and Carestream Tollcoating’s manufacturing, coating, and converting processes.
Carestream Tollcoating provides high-precision contract coating services and optical grade PET film, specializing in the application of aqueous and solvent coatings on flexible substrates for imaging, printed electronics, display, electronic component, nanotechnology, battery, and other flexible advanced material markets. Unipixel praised its partner’s expertise in solutions preparation, film manufacturing, converting and packaging.
"Several dozen major electronic OEMs and ODMs are currently evaluating and testing Diamond Guard film using product produced both in-house and during the Carestream Tollcoating certification production runs," said UniPixel CEO Reed Killion, noting that some of these evaluation sites are now submitting purchase orders for test piloting purposes, with production-level shipments the next step.
With certification completed, Carestream Tollcoating can offer production capacity of more than 100 million square feet a year.
The premium-grade protective cover films boast visual transparency, scratch resistance, and bubble-free installation. They address a range of consumer markets and applications, from mobile and medical device protective covers to retail signage and the automotive aftermarket.
Carestream Tollcoating, a division of Carestream Health, Inc., is a premium contract coating services provider specializing in the application of aqueous and solvent coatings on flexible substrates for display component, battery component, membrane, medical devices, nanotechnology, imaging products and other flexible advanced materials. Internet: www.tollcoating.com or www.carestream.com.
UniPixel Inc. (NASDAQ:UNXL) delivers performance engineered films to the lighting, display and flexible electronics markets. UniPixel’s high-volume roll-to-roll or continuous flow manufacturing process offers high-fidelity replication of advanced micro-optic structures and surface characteristics over large areas. For further information, visit www.unipixel.com.