January 28, 2015

First DFI FuseCube™ Installed on the East Coast to Enable Key Differentiator for the Original Frameless Shower Doors

Diamon-Fusion® International (DFI) and IGE Glass Technologies along with The Original Frameless Shower Doors announce the first FuseCube™ to be installed in the eastern US by a shower door manufacturer. In conjunction, The Original Frameless Shower Doors announces it will offer the Diamon-Fusion® hydrophobic coating as a standard feature on its complete inventory in order to differentiate its products in the marketplace. The application system, known as the FuseCube™, is fully automated to provide glass fabricators and manufacturers significant savings in both material and labor costs compared to the traditional spray-application coatings. With the smallest model having the ability to apply Diamon-Fusion® to both sides and edges of up to 75 standard size shower door panels – totaling 1,800 square feet of surface area – in approximately one hour, the FuseCube™ can coat fifteen times more surface area than manual spray-applied methods in the same factory footprint in a cleaner, safer and more reliable way and at a small fraction of the cost.


 


“We want to make a big statement with our new offering. We want consumers to see that The Original Frameless Shower Doors is adding a huge amount of value at very compelling price point. DFI, their FuseCube™ and Diamon-Fusion® coating are helping us deliver on our vision” commented Mike High, VP of Operations, The Original Frameless Shower Doors. “We’ve been buying coated glass, but it was just too costly to make the offer work. We also considered a spray-applying coating, but the required labor and slow production process didn’t make economic sense either. In the end, our analysis showed nothing offers the combination of quality and cost-effectiveness that the DFI’s FuseCube™ does. We believe customers are going to love our products with Diamon-Fusion® as a standard feature even more than they did before!”

“When an innovative customer like The Original Frameless Shower Doors recognizes their savings will pay for the FuseCube™ in under a year, and has the vision to see how it will differentiate them from their competition, the move to use our automated coating system is simple.” shared Russell Slaybaugh, Vice President and General Manager of DFI. “The automated system can cut time, material and labor costs up to 84% and takes up less space as volume grows. The FuseCube’s massive cost and operational advantages have made offering a hydrophobic coating- as a standard feature a very affordable product upgrade. We appreciate leaders like Original Frameless Shower Doors with the vision to see the future and capitalize on it. The race goes to the swift-of-foot.”

The new relationship between DFI and The Original Frameless Shower Doors was featured at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. “The time I spent in The Original Frameless Shower Doors booth talking with the attendees undoubtedly indicates that having Diamon-Fusion® as a standard feature is the differentiator they needed and will set them apart in the marketplace.” stated Syndi Sim, Marketing Director, DFI. “The addition of Diamon-Fusion® is clearly going to drive additional business to The Original Frameless Shower Doors.”

The Original Frameless Shower Doors, located in South Florida, is the nation’s only true buy direct frameless shower door manufacturer. It’s state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest glass fabrication machinery and tempering furnace, all designed to provide customers with a one-of-a-kind, American made, SGCC certified, custom frameless shower enclosure that conforms perfectly to a finished opening. For more than 25 years, the company has designed and fabricated custom all glass frameless shower enclosures for clients all over the globe.

The FuseCube’s core technology is operating in more than three dozen locations across ten countries in North America, Europe and Asia. IGE Glass Technologies is the exclusive distributor of the FuseCube in the US and Canada.

For more information on IGE Glass Technologies, Inc., please visit www.igesolutions.com or contact the company at: info@igesolutions.com, phone: 1.800.919.7181.

For more information on the FuseCube™ or Diamon-Fusion® International, please visit www.DFIsolutions.com, www.DFIFuseCube.com or contact the company at +1 949.388.8000. Contact: Syndi Sim, Director of Marketing at ssim@diamonfusion.com

About Diamon-Fusion International (DFI)

Since 1997, DFI has been making people's lives easier and more beautiful by developing, manufacturing and distributing protective coatings, application machinery and restoration products for architectural and transportation surfaces such as glass, granite, tile, porcelain and quartz. DFI's coatings significantly reduce maintenance costs, are impact, scratch and graffiti resistant, and can keep surfaces looking and performing like-new forever. DFI's product offering ranges from award-winning, patented, professional-quality products available through authorized applicators and distributors to easy-to-use highly-effective, do-it-yourself products for consumers. Headquartered in Southern California, DFI holds patents and patents-pending worldwide and has a global sales and distribution network spanning North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

January 9, 2015

DFI Continues to Drive Demand and Educate the Industry

Are you in the business of glass, granite, tile, porcelain or quartz?

Are you considering adding or switching surface protective coatings to satisfy your customer demand, become more competitive and increase your profit?

If you answered yes, then join the KBIS' Voices from the Industry conference session, Contact and Sliding Angles: Important Measurements of Protective Coating Performance. It will be presented by Russell Slaybaugh, General Manager and Vice President at Diamon-Fusion International on January 22 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am.




In this conference session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Identify and demonstrate the importance of the Sliding Angle and Contact Angle
  • Evaluate various hydrophobic protective coatings
  • Obtain the most accurate and critical data for determining an easy-to-clean protective coating

Watch this one minute conference session video below:


KBIS 2015 - Voices from the Industry

Russell Slaybaugh | Contact and Sliding Angles


December 4, 2014

DFI, In Association With USGBC’s LEED Rating System, Announces Diamon-Fusion LEED Points Exclusive Industry Evaluation 

Diamon-Fusion International(DFI) is the first hydrophobic protective coating company to have its products specifically reviewed for compliance in association with USGBC's LEED rating system to confirm how they can contribute in the following categories: Sustainable Sites, Energy and Atmosphere, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Materials and Resources.

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GreenCE, Inc., a USGBC Education Partner completed the review process. GreenCE educates design professionals about the advantages of designing a sustainable building and helps building product manufacturers develop tools to articulate the environmental, human health, and financial benefits of their products. 

DFI’s flagship product, Diamon-Fusion® is among the first protective coating on the market today to be analyzed in the rigorous evaluation process. Diamon-Fusion delivers unmatched industrial flexibility by offering both industrial, factory-based vapor deposition and field-friendly liquid application processes to protect silica-based products, most commonly glass. The processes create a hydrophobic coating to repeal damaging environmental elements while reducing the need for harsh cleaning products. In addition, the new FuseCube™ patented Diamon-Fusion application system has blanket approval from South Coast Air Quality Management District, one of the most stringent in the world, as a zero-emission process. 

“As a company concerned with environmental impact, we strive to create coatings which leave the planet in a better position for future generations,” shared Russell Slaybaugh, Vice President and General Manager of DFI. “Our coatings are designed to eliminate the use of harsh chemicals that eventually spill into our waterways, while making surfaces easier to clean, requiring less water in the process. For commercial buildings, our coatings require less cleaning, which in turn requires less water and chemicals, reducing the building owner’s costs and impact on the environment.” 

Syndi Sim, Director of Marketing added, “We are thrilled to be the first hydrophobic protective coating manufacturer reviewed for our LEED contributions. Our experience working with LEED projects such as the double Platinum certified California Academy of Sciences has proven to us that this review is critical to designers and architects. We will be adding this immediately to our industry-leading effort to educate architects and designers about the benefits and cost-savings a best-in-class hydrophobic coating can deliver for their clients.” 

For more information about how DFI’s protective coatings can help contribute to LEED points or Diamon-Fusion International, please visit www.DFIsolutions.com/architects/ or contact the company at +1 949.388.8000. 

About Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) 

Since 1997, Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) has been making people's lives easier and more beautiful by developing, manufacturing and distributing protective coatings, application machinery and restoration products for architectural and transportation surfaces such as glass, granite, tile, porcelain and quartz. DFI's coatings significantly reduce maintenance costs, are impact, scratch and graffiti resistant, and can keep surfaces looking and performing like-new forever. DFI's product offering ranges from award-winning, patented, professional-quality products available through authorized applicators and distributors to easy-to-use highly-effective, do-it-yourself products for consumers. Headquartered in Southern California, DFI holds patents and patents-pending worldwide and has a global sales and distribution network spanning North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Contact: Syndi Sim, Director of Marketing at ssim@diamonfusion.com

November 21, 2014

Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) thanks Glass Magazine for the opportunity at Glasstec to discuss our FuseCube™, the most efficient low-maintenance protective coating machine in the world that can reduce cost up to 84%.

Watch quick tour of FuseCube at http://youtu.be/BDpiU-enUGQ


Reasons Why DFI’s FuseCube Is So Super-Efficient and Unique:

FuseCube Reduces Costs Up To 84%

In labor and material versus spray-applied coatings

FuseCube Reduces Safety, Regulatory and Environmental Concerns

By eliminating risks of handling and spraying coating chemicals within facilities and a zero emission process approved by the most stringent air quality district

FuseCube Enhances Scalability and Flexibility

With no additional equipment investment

FuseCube Improves Quality

Automated process ensures a consistent high-quality coating every time

FuseCube Increases Annual Capacity Up To 1500%

Versus hand-applied coatings

FuseCube Reduces Transit & Handling Damage

By coating all sides and edges with the patented impact and scratch-resistant Diamon-Fusion easy-to-clean protective coating

FuseCube Is Extremely Easy To Use

Roll in the racks, drop in the Diamon-Fusion cartridges and press GO

Learn more about Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) FuseCube, visit www.DFIFuseCube.com, www.DFIsolutions.com, or contact Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) at info@diamonfusion.com or +1.949.388.8000.

November 14, 2014

Diamon-Fusion International(DFI), Aires and Mamparas Doccia jointly announced the first FuseCube™ to be installed in Europe. The patented Diamon-Fusion® protective nano-coating application chamber, known as the FuseCube, is a fully automated system that can provide glass fabricators and manufacturers significant savings in both material and labor costs compared to the traditional spray-application coatings, while adding an unmatched industrial flexibility and added-value. With the smallest model having the ability to apply Diamon-Fusion to both sides and all edges of up to 75 standard size shower panels – amounting to over 1800 square feet (167 m2) of surface area – in approximately one hour, the FuseCube can coat fifteen times more surface area than the manual spray-applied method in the same factory footprint for a fraction of the cost. 

Mamparas Doccia, a 17-year Sevilla-based and privately owned company, has become a leading shower door manufacturer in Europe with a monthly production capacity of 11,500 units under a 20,000 m2 manufacturing roof. Doccia has a sales and distribution network throughout Europe, Africa, The Caribbean region and South America. 

“The higher demand for our products has dictated that we look for a more efficient way, both from a cost-effectiveness standpoint and higher quality coating system to add more value to our customers worldwide; therefore, by replacing our traditional spray-application coating with the premium Diamon-Fusion coating, we've accomplished our goal while increasing productivity. We've done the first cycle with the FuseCube and I'm thrilled to report that we've treated in only two hours what would've taken us eleven hours with our previous manually-applied coating for the same exact amount of glass panels, while utilizing no labor at all, so complete savings on labor. I must say this was something very impressive to see." explained Alfonso Pérez Álvarez, Managing Director of Mamparas Doccia. 

According to Guillermo Seta, DFI’s Corporate Vice President, “Since DFI was founded in 1997, we’ve been working to perfect our patented Diamon-Fusion coating application chamber technology to add industrial flexibility to our customers while keeping up with a growing demand. With the FuseCube we’ve developed a system that is eco-friendly, easy-to-use, safe and cost-effective. When innovative customers like Mamparas Doccia see a savings payback on the FuseCube of under a year, and envision how it can help them expand their offering of our profitable and customer-pleasing protective coating, it is an easy choice.” 

“Doccia has made a great choice, enabling more added-value advantages and a higher quality coating system for their customers. The FuseCube makes perfect sense for all custom shower door and glass processors, and Doccia just realized that sooner than most,” stated Francisco Bono, DFI's Exclusive Agent for Spain and Portugal, and Managing Director of Aries. 

The FuseCube's core technology is operating in more than three dozen locations across ten countries in North America, Europe and Asia. 

For more information on the FuseCube or Diamon-Fusion International, please visit www.DFIsolutions.com or contact the company at +1 949.388.8000. 

For more information on Aires, please visit www.s-aries.com or contact the company at +34 961519830. 

For more information on Mamparas Doccia, please visit www.mamparasdoccia.es or contact the company at 902 120 038. 

About Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) 

Since 1997, Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) has been making people's lives easier and more beautiful by developing, manufacturing and distributing protective coatings, application machinery and restoration products for architectural and transportation surfaces such as glass, granite, tile, porcelain and quartz. DFI's coatings significantly reduce maintenance costs, are impact, scratch and graffiti resistant, and can keep surfaces looking and performing like-new forever. DFI's product offering ranges from award-winning, patented, professional-quality products available through authorized applicators and distributors to easy-to-use highly-effective, do-it-yourself products for consumers. Headquartered in Southern California, DFI holds patents and patents-pending worldwide and has a global sales and distribution network spanning North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Contact: Syndi Sim, DFI Marketing Director at ssim@DiamonFusion.com