Contact: George Kim, V.P., Leybold Optics                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALLENTOWN OPTICAL PARTNERS WITH LEYBOLD OPTICS; ADD’S FULL SERVICE, ANTI-REFLECTIVE COATING LAB

Leybold Optics, USA announces that Allentown Optical has acquired state-of-the-art Anti-Reflective coating technology, specifically a CCSII A/R coating machine & premium A/R coating processes.  The acquisition of this equipment and technology from Leybold Optics will allow Allentown to better serve their customers by bringing their A/R coating production in-house. Allentown Optical underwent a significant facilities expansion to add this equipment coupled with intensive staff training.  Joe Felker, VP of Allentown Optical, stated, “In an effort to provide best in class service and products to our customers and in order to maintain our competitive edge, we needed to acquire the latest in Anti-Reflective Coating Equipment and Technology there was only one choice and that was Leybold.   With the acquisition of this technology, Allentown Optical will now offer the latest in extremely durable and long lasting A/R coatings to our customers from our in-house coating lab.”

“Joe and his team at Allentown Optical had stringent quality requirements so we were able to customize our equipment and process technology to give Allentown Optical and their customers the same level of quality coatings that typically had only been available to the leading lens manufacturers, while anticipating their future growth.  We are extremely excited to be working so closely with such a quality Rx Lab and look forward to a long term partnership.” said Kevin Cross, US Ophthalmic Manager for Leybold Optics.

Allentown Optical is based in Allentown, PA, and is a leading, full-service, independent wholesale Rx lab.

Leybold Optics USA is based in Cary, N.C, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leybold Optics GmbH, headquartered in Alzenau, Germany.  Leybold Optics is one of the world’s leading providers of vacuum technology.  Leybold Optics stands for innovation and quality.

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For more information please contact George Kim, VP at 919-657-7123 or email george.kim@leyboldoptics.com