10.23.2018

FAQs about HZO Inc. Acquisition of Semblant Ltd.

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Who is HZO?

HZO is revolutionizing manufacturing processes that protect electronic devices and components from the elements. Offering a combination of proprietary manufacturing processes, advanced chemical and materials science engineering and best-in-class manufacturing equipment capable of scaling to millions of devices, HZO delivers the ability to protect electronic components from water, sweat, dirt and other destructive compounds that shorten the life of electronic devices.

Learn more about HZO on our About page.

Why is HZO acquiring Semblant?

Semblant has long been a leader in delivering plasma-based waterproofing processes. HZO’s acquisition of Semblant provides three primary benefits:

  • HZO will add Semblant’s unique plasma applied coatings to its expanded solution portfolio, enabling HZO to further innovate and deliver unmatched protection, scale and flexibility to protect any electronic device or component.
  • The acquisition enables HZO to more quickly introduce additional protection solutions to current and future customers of both companies.
  • HZO’s new Spectrum of Protection™ will enable greater flexibility to manufacturers looking to protect electronic components using a more diverse range of processes and protective coating materials.

Learn more about the HZO Spectrum of Protection™ on our Solution page.

What is the plan to integrate Semblant technologies into HZO’s current solution offering?

HZO will add Semblant’s unique plasma applied coatings to its expanded solution portfolio, the HZO Spectrum of Protection™, enabling us to further innovate and deliver unmatched protection, scale and flexibility to protect any electronic device or component. Semblant CEO Simon McElrea will work on product integration and development with HZO.

Learn more about the HZO Spectrum of Protection™ on our Solution page.

What is Parylene and why is it important?

Parylene is a chemical polymer that is commonly used as a protective barrier coating for electronic devices that provides a robust barrier of protection to any surface it is applied to. This transparent, microns-thin protection layer has a legacy of supreme protection that protects electronic devices and components from water, dirt, dust, sweat and other harmful substances. HZO has developing industry-leading proprietary equipment and processes that harness the protective attributes of Parylene in a mass production environment.

Learn more about HZO Parylene Barrier Coatings and all of our solutions on our Solution page.

What are nano coatings?

Nano coatings are a thin layer of nanomaterials applied to electronic components to protect them from water and other potentially corrosive substances. Using Semblant technologies, the materials are applied in a rapid one-step high-volume process that is space-efficient, environmentally safe, and simple to operate in manufacturing facilities.

Learn more about HZO Nano Coatings and all of our solutions on our Solution page.

Why would a company that specializes in Parylene coating want to purchase a plasma coating company?

Although Parylene is the industry standard in delivering superior waterproofing and protection for electronic components, there are some situations where plasma nano coating solutions can deliver adequate protection in a cost-effective manner. By offering both Parylene and plasma waterproofing solutions, HZO has a scalable, robust and comprehensive solution set that can deliver the right nano coating solution for every conceivable manufacturer.

Where can I learn more about the acquisition?

Read HZO’s official press release on the acquisition of Semblant here.

Still more questions? Reach out at info@HZO.com and we’ll be in touch shortly.