Diamon-Fusion International, Inc. (DFI Nanotechnology), global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, announced today the exclusive application of its patented nano- coating product to a large-scale glass restoration project by one of the world's most famous historical auto museums, the Nicolis Museum of Cars, Technology and Mechanics, a spectacular and ultra-modern container of culture and ideas in Villafranca near Verona, Italy.
Through collaboration with DFI's strategic partner, AKTARUS GROUP and GRUPPO INDUSTRIALE TOSONI (GIT), Diamon-Fusion® has been specified to be fashioned at this project as a valuable low-maintenance, clean tech feature to reduce on-going cleaning costs. DFI's eco-friendly nano-coating also eliminates the need for harsh chemicals thus creating a greener environment. The oversized, curved and flat glass panels are treated and restored with the patented Diamon-Fusion® nano-coating, creating a water repellent effect which enables ease of cleaning and protection against scratches, abrasions, and environmental elements.
The museum housing the collection by creator Luciano Nicolis provides an impressive architectural structure with free sections: the rooms can be modified freely to the functional needs of the museum exhibition. The large glass facades bring the right amount of light into the inner spaces of this modern building, while the articulation of the building and its orientation allows a continuous change of perspective during the approach and the possibility of having the front façade from different vantage points. All of the glass facades are being restored and treated with the innovative protective nano-coating through DFI. The museum hosts autmotive works of arts that include world's reknown makers such as Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Bugatti, Lancia, BMW, Benz, among others.
“The Nicolis Museum restoration project is one of several DFI has currently underway around the globe,” stated Guillermo Seta, executive director of DFI Global Operations. “World-wide, organizations and companies are seeing the benefits of this value-added coating feature to restore, maintain and protect these amazing architectural works of art. We are pleased to partner with these leaders in this innovative field aimed at protecting and restoring these architectural masterpieces.”
"This project symbolizes both the great benefit of adding Diamon-Fusion® as a key low-maintenance feature to the glass facades of such an extraordinary 'container of automotive culture', as well as the great collaboration we have with Gruppo Industrialle Tosoni, which certainly goes beyond this single project", said Paolo Spinelli, Managing Director of Aktarus Group.
Aktarus Group, an innovative nanotech group with a far-reaching sales network throughout Europe, is fully dedicated to nanotechnology research and development, as well as the sales and distribution of the most innovative nano-coatings for the Construction, Automotive, Marine and Industrial markets. The company has associations with several EU nanotech forums including a strong collaboration with the most prestigious Italian Architects, Engineers and Designers. In addition, Aktarus Group offers consultation services in the nanotech industry and participates in presentations, seminars, and dissertations to promote nanotechnology within the most respected nanotech centers in Europe. With a strong R&D base involving academia and industry, Aktarus Group has a solid collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano (Polytechnic Institute of Milan) which is currently ranked as one of the most outstanding European universities in Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design, and in many disciplines is regarded as a leading research institution worldwide.
GRUPPO INDUSTRIALE TOSONI (GIT), controlled by FATOFIN (FAmigilia TOsoni FINanziaria) operates worldwide in the large construction and railway sectors and is a leader it in respective market with four industrial companies located in Verona, Trento and Avellino, specializing in steel construction, curtain walls for large buildings and railway interiors, electronic devices for transportation, environment and construction plants. In addition, GIT Holding leads three service companies: QPM-Quality Project Management Srl focused in project management for construction and HEIDI SpA specialized in integrated solutions (hardware and software) for technological net management and environmental monitoring. GIT has also established R&D Systems (Research and Development Systems) for innovative technological solutions for the group's companies and other subjects.
About Diamon Fusion® International (DFI)
For over a decade, Diamon Fusion® International (DFI Nanotechnology), a California-based and privately-held US company, along with its research team have produced and distributed variety of products designed for the restoration, protection and maintenance of silica-based surfaces, such as glass, granite, tile, porcelain and quartz. The breadth of DFI's product offering ranges from award-winning and patented, professional quality products only available through authorized distributors (licensees) to easy-to-use highly-effective, do-it-yourself products for consumers. Through consistently introducing innovative products and educating the industry on the benefits of surface coating technologies for glass and glass-like surfaces, DFI has become a worldwide leader in coating products and services. DFI has representation and distribution centers in North and South America, Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.