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KISCO acquires Specialty Coating Systems

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KISCO Ltd., an international supplier of high quality materials, products and services, has announced its acquisition of Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. (SCS), a global leader in Parylene coating services and technologies. Both well recognised brands, KISCO has been operating in the Parylene market for over 18 years with a strong background in materials science and development, and SCS has notable roots back to the origination of Parylene and has been a leading contributor in the expansion of the worldwide market.

Over the coming year, the merged organisation will begin to operate globally as Specialty Coating Systems, a KISCO company, and will build upon the legacies and strengths that the companies have built over their cumulative 63 years of experience. The acquisition represents a significant milestone in the industry as it further positions the company as the industry leader with enhanced manufacturing capabilities around the world and unmatched research, development and applications experience.

President of KISCO Ltd. Takekazu Kishimoto said, "We are pleased to welcome Specialty Coating Systems into the KISCO family. The management teams at KISCO and SCS are committed to continuing our strong leadership positions in the industry by providing high quality Parylene services and technologies to our customers through a combined 21 regionally positioned facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. We are also committed to expanding the market by developing and commercialising new, cutting edge materials, processes and technologies, which will be made possible by the consolidation of our highly successful engineering teams."

Terry Bush, SCS President and CEO, added, "This is an exciting time for our company and customers. I am proud of what Specialty Coating Systems has accomplished in the market throughout our company's long history and am confident that the consolidation of our two companies will create an even stronger entity to better serve our customers in the future. SCS and KISCO remain committed to the highest level of quality products and customer service experiences, and we are excited about the opportunity to offer customers additional resources, locations and coating options to help make their innovations successful."

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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