Liquidmetal ties up with Italian eyewear maker Safilo SpA
17 Aug '05
2 min read
Products marketer & maker Liquidmetal Technologies Inc announced that it establishes exclusive partnership with Italian Eyewear Maker Safilo SpA.
Liquidmetal(R) Technologies with the joint mission to launch a Liquidmetal line of eyewear and sunglasses, Liquidmetal Technologies and Safilo, worldwide leader in the manufacturer of Eyewear, have entered into an exclusive worldwide agreement to further develop and research and produce the Liquidmetal alloys for eyewear components.
With a number of designs already showcasing the material from the standpoint of flexibility and strength, plans are to expand into a variety of products focusing on extrusion and molding capabilities of Liquidmetal. Safilo supplies frames and sunglasses for most of the luxury brands and currently has operations in more than one hundred twenty countries reaching 130.000 customers worldwide.
In the meantime, Liquidmetal has established a long term multi-faceted European base in Padova, Italy to further support and develop the growing Italian and European interest in Liquidmetal's enabling technology.
With plans underway to work under the Veneto Nanotech initiative alongside the Italian Universities of Padova and Civen, Liquidmetal Technologies and its' partnership team are looking forward to continuing the research and development of the Liquidmetal alloys, specifically micro-replication and extrusion as part of a strategic partnership with The Galileo Science Park inPadova.