Arizona, US-based AGM Container Controls, which makes container control products, has announced its acquisition of Duralar Technologies, a specialist in ultra-hard metal coatings and coating systems. Duralar will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of AGM.

In 2018, Duralar introduced its Emperion system for high-throughput deposition of ultra-hard coatings on metal parts. According to the company, the equipment coats both interior and exterior surfaces of parts at the same time. The Emperion also features twin deposition chambers for virtually continuous coating and high throughput, allowing one chamber to be loaded while the other chamber is processing. The system can apply different PECVD coatings, including diamond-like carbon (DLC) and Duralar's ArmorLube, which combines exceptional hardness with dry lubrication.

‘Duralar’s cutting-edge coating technology will enable AGM to deliver a whole new spectrum of solutions that will help our customers meet the exacting standards that define the aerospace and defense industries,’ said Howard Stewart, AGM president and CEO.

'Becoming part of AGM is going to significantly increase Duralar’s critical mass in the market and allow us to fully realize the vision the company was founded upon,’ added Andrew Tudhope, Duralar CEO. ‘AGM’s deep background and experience in high rigor manufacturing will allow us to bring new expertise and additional developmental resources to bear on both the product development process and market expansion efforts.’

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