Our Companies

Silvue, SDC Technologies Group, Inc.

In September 2004, Compass Diversified Holdings (CODI) formed and capitalized Silvue Technologies Group, Inc. by acquiring a majority interest in SDC Technologies, Inc. (“SDC”), a developer and manufacturer of proprietary, high-performance coating systems for polycarbonate, glass, acrylic, metals and other substrate materials used in the premium eyewear, aerospace, automotive and industrial markets.

SDC’s coatings, many of which are patent-protected in the U.S. and internationally, impart properties such as abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, UV protection, anti-fog, and tint and impact resistance.

Prior to its acquisition by Silvue, SDC was a joint venture between Dow Corning Corporation and Pilkington plc. SDC’s management team partnered with Compass to pursue a management-led buyout of the company from the two former joint venture partners. The transaction structured by Compass enabled management to become a significant minority shareholder in the company.

Compass Diversified Holdings sold its interest in Silvue in May 2008.

To learn more about SDC, please visit http://www.sdctech.com or http://www.silvue.com.

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