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KISCO Ltd. Acquires Specialty Coating Systems, Inc.

Jan 11, 2016

Today, KISCO Ltd., an international supplier of high-quality materials, products and services, has announced its acquisition of Specialty Coating Systems, Inc., a global leader in Parylene coating services and technologies. Both well-recognized brands, KISCO has been operating in the Parylene market for over 18 years with a strong background in materials science and development, and SCS has notable roots back to the origination of Parylene and has been a leading contributor in the expansion of the worldwide Parylene market.

Over the coming year, the merged Parylene organization will begin to operate globally as Specialty Coating Systems, a KISCO company, and will build upon the legacies and strengths that the companies have built over their cumulative 63 years of Parylene experience. The acquisition represents a significant milestone in the industry as it further positions the company as the industry leader with enhanced manufacturing capabilities around the world and unmatched research, development and applications experience.

President of KISCO Ltd. Takekazu Kishimoto said of the announcement, “We are pleased to welcome Specialty Coating Systems into the KISCO family. The management teams at KISCO and SCS are committed to continuing our strong leadership positions in the industry by providing high quality Parylene services and technologies to our customers through a combined 21 regionally positioned facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. We are also committed to expanding the market by developing and commercializing new, cutting-edge materials, processes and technologies, which will be made possible by the consolidation of our highly successful engineering teams.”

Terry Bush, SCS President & CEO, added, “This is an exciting time for our company and customers. I am proud of what Specialty Coating Systems has accomplished in the market throughout our company’s long history and am confident that the consolidation of our two companies will create an even stronger entity to better serve our customers in the future. SCS and KISCO remain committed to the highest level of quality products and customer service experiences, and we are excited about the opportunity to offer customers additional resources, locations and coating options to help make their innovations successful.”

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Since 1921, KISCO has been at the forefront of materials science and polymer materials, providing customers with innovative solutions throughout five divisions, including synthetic resins, chemical products, electronics materials, packaging materials, and diX Parylene coatings. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, KISCO operates trading companies, development, production and processing facilities around the world. For more information on KISCO Ltd., please visit

Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, SCS is the worldwide leader in Parylene conformal coating services and technologies. As the direct descendant of the companies that originally developed Parylene, SCS has 45 years of experience and expertise that it leverages for its customers through coating facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. The company also offers industry-leading liquid coating systems including spray, spin and dip coating systems and ionic contamination test systems. For more information on SCS, please visit

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