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.