Universal Photonics snaps up Aquabond

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Universal Photonics, manufacturer and distributor of critical surface preparation materials, has announced the asset acquisition of California-based Aquabond Technologies.

The acquisition transfers the production, sale, and distribution of Aquabond's full product line of thermoplastic adhesives and cleaning agents to Universal Photonics.

Surfacing applications involve a variety of substrates, many with unique processing requirements. In addition to superior strength and structural stability, there is increasing pressure for processing materials to be free of chemicals and VOCs. Universal Photonics’ offers a full line of eco-safe, water-soluble, thermoplastic adhesives including the UniBond line, and now, Aquabond.

These non-hazardous, temporary adhesives resist thermal expansion, retain flexibility, and clean up without the use of chemicals.

'Being at the forefront of innovative polishing materials, as we have for more than 85 years, is only possible because of our commitment to the advancement of surfacing and polishing technology in all phases of fabrication,' said Neil Johnson, president and CEO of Universal Photonics. 'This is another example of our long-term commitment to providing the best in processing technology to our customers.'