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Halma acquires SphereOptics

Halma, a leading safety, health and sensor technology group based in the UK, has acquired SphereOptics, a maker of custom light measurement technologies. SphereOptics will join Halma's global group of photonics businesses as it is merged with light metrology company, Labsphere.

SphereOptics, based in New Hampshire, US, manufactures and distributes precision products for use in light metrology applications. The company's standard and custom radiometric and photometric products address the specific needs of the aerospace, automotive, electronic imaging, laser diode, LED, lighting, medical imaging and optics industries.

Also based in New Hampshire, Labsphere has a strong worldwide presence in light testing and measurement and optical coatings. The company's products include LED, laser and traditional light source light measurement systems; uniform light sources for imaging device calibration; spectroscopy accessories; and high diffuse reflectance materials and coatings for applications in backlit panel displays, computed radiography, and system calibration.

'The reunion of two industry leaders, Labsphere and SphereOptics, will provide our customers with innovative, high quality products, world class technical expertise and unequalled customer service,' commented Labsphere president Kevin Chittim.

Halma is a holding company of almost 50 worldwide subsidiaries that develop and manufacture products to improve quality of life for people worldwide. The company's business groups focus on industrial safety, health and analysis and infrastructure sensors. SphereOptics joins Labsphere, Ocean Optics, Ocean Thin Films, Fiberguide, and Mikropack in the photonics sector of the health and analysis business group.

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