Heraeus Noblelight, a business group of the Germany-based precious metal and technology group Heraeus, recently announced it is acquiring the Fusion UV business group from British manufacturer Spectris.
“We believe the activities of the two companies complement each other superbly,” said Rainer Küchler, managing director of Heraeus Noblelight. “The new combined technology portfolio covers distinct methods for producing UV light, enabling us to now offer new areas of application.”
While Heraeus Noblelight has focused on the printing industry and on the UV disinfection of packaging materials, drinking water, and industrial water, Fusion UV has applied UV technology in the production of optical fibers and screens for smartphones and other applications. The companies have also focused on different regions, so the combination reportedly yields broad market coverage with direct access to all key industrial markets in the U.S., Europe and Asia.