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Optical Filters Appointed As European Distributor By PPG

PPG appoints
Optical Filters
as European distributor for
PSS-3000 optical sheet material

Distribution agreement targets market opportunity for electronic displays

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THAME, U.K., 14th September, 2012 – Optical Filters, world leaders in the design and manufacture of display enhancement products for flat panel displays, are pleased to announce their recent appointment by PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG), the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company, as sole European distributor for PSS-3000 optical sheet material.

PPG Image The partnership gives Optical Filters another leading edge in the electronic display enhancement sector and enables its customers to benefit from the superior performance of PSS-3000 sheet material in optical quality, abrasion resistance and chemical resistance when compared to existing acrylic and polycarbonate products.

“The growth of flat panel displays is fuelling our business and we see an immediate market opportunity for the excellent optical properties, protection and longevity offered by PSS-3000 sheet material in a wide variety of applications from mobile and handheld devices to self-service checkouts, ATMs and ticketing machines, as well as military and avionic applications” commented Peter Fisher, Sales Director, Optical Filters Ltd.

He continued, “Military devices experience prolonged exposure to hazardous environments. PSS-3000 sheet material offers excellent optical properties, rugged durability and lightweight performance, making it the ideal choice. PSS-3000 sheet material also offers outstanding chemical resistance, mechanical properties and thermal stability, combining the optical quality and chemical resistance of glass with the lightweight performance of plastics.”

PPG ImageEric King, PPG sales director, optical products, said, “We are very pleased to have Optical Filters as our European distributor of PSS-3000 optical sheet material. They provide us with strong logistics capabilities, an experienced sales team and the highest standard of precision and quality in display enhancements and material conversion. We believe they are an ideal partner for expansion of PSS-3000 sheet material into the European market.”

Supporting a commitment to fast delivery and short lead times, PSS-3000 optical sheet material will be held in stock at Optical Filters’ base in Thame, UK for distribution directly or from its existing reseller network throughout Continental Europe.

In addition to selling full sheets for processing by the customer, Optical Filters provides a cut-to-order conversion service for those customers who wish to take advantage of the company’s extensive manufacturing capability and expertise in handling optical materials. Further services include optical lamination in clean room assembly conditions.

Optical Filters is a world leader in the design and manufacture of display enhancement for electronic displays. Improving the interface in-between customers’ equipment and the end user is at the core of Optical Filters’ business. With a proven ability to optimise displays, Optical Filters is known for its expertise in offering technically competent and cost effective display solutions for a wide range of applications including avionics, public interface, medical and military end-uses

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