Light source and system provider Heraeus Noblelight has acquired the Fusion UV Systems group, headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, US, from the British Spectris group.
While Heraeus Noblelight focuses on the UV sterilization of drinking and industrial water and in the printing industry, Fusion UV is involved in the use of UV technology in the production of glass fibers and displays, e.g. for smartphones.
It is hoped the merger will present high market coverage with a direct access to all industrial markets in the USA, Europe and Asia.
Rainer Küchler, managing director of the Heraeus Noblelight business group, said: "We are convinced that the activities of the two companies will excellently supplement each other. The new joint technology portfolio covers all known methods of UV light generation, e.g. microwave-excited UV lamps and innovative UV LED modules, which will open up new areas of application for us."