Sono-Tek Corporation (OTC BB: SOTK), a worldwide precision ultrasonic coating equipment manufacturer, has expanded its customer services with new laboratory facilities in China, Korea, Germany and Taiwan.
The new testing facilities will enable customers to test small samples of their liquids in a controlled environment, simulating process conditions as much as possible in order to prove concept and ensure compatibility of liquids. Emerging applications such as advanced energy coatings and specialty medical device coatings often find these services particularly valuable.
Research and development professionals looking for a way to apply new coating formulations or improve functional coating characteristics are continually discovering Sono-Tek’s testing facilities to be an excellent means of finding the right solution to their coating challenges. Sono-Tek has offered laboratory testing services at its corporate headquarters in Milton, NY for years, taking much of the guesswork out of ensuring a successful process at the beginning of each customer relationship.
Sono-Tek’s laboratory equipment includes fully enclosed 3-axis programmable coating systems with a multitude of fixturing, heating and vacuum options, and a variety of different nozzle configurations.
Sono-Tek’s new labs in Asia and Europe will be staffed and managed by the local Sono-Tek distributors, with the added advantage of native language support and geographic proximity. The addition of the new laboratories extends Sono-Tek’s global reach and ability to provide superior customer service, while still offering a full range of testing services in the New York laboratory. The news labs will be up and running at all locations by mid-2011.
Sono-Tek is the world leader in the development and application of liquid ultrasonic atomization technology into nozzle systems and spraying and coating application systems. Compared to conventional pressure spraying methods, the company’s ultrasonic nozzles do not clog, reduce liquid usage, waste, and environmental impact while achieving much more precise, uniform, thin film coatings. Sono-Tek is continually developing new applications for its unique technology, replacing wasteful practices in a world that is growing ever more environmentally sensitive.