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Specialty Coating Systems Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation and Leadership

Sep 02, 2021

Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. (SCS) is proud to announce it is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

In August 1971, Nova Tran Corporation registered as a business located in the town of Clear Lake, WI. Nova Tran had received one of the first technology licenses for Parylene coating from Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) and is credited with making Parylene a commercial success. Nova Tran was later acquired by UCC and was combined with several other companies to formSpecialty Coating Systems in 1991.The original Nova Tran operation in Clear Lake remains one of SCS’ largest coating centers today.

Over the past50 years, SCS has established a legacy of innovation and leadership in the conformal coatings industry. It has been a key innovator, developing products and technologies such as halogen-free ParyFree® conformal coating, Parylene HT®and the AdPro family of adhesion technologies. The company has servedthousands of customers around the world, providing industry-leading coating services to the medical device, electronics, transportation, aerospace and defense industries.

“SCS has grown tremendously in the last 5 decades in terms of our global footprint and the products we offer our customers,” said Tim Bender, President and CEO. “This incredible milestone is a testament to our employees’commitment to delivering high quality products and services to our global customers. Building upon this legacy of innovation and leadership, SCS’ management team is anticipating continued growth in the months and years ahead as we continue to focus on our core vision: To be the world’s trusted coatings partner by helping our customers innovate and be successful.”

Today, SCS operates 20 state-of-the-art coating facilities around the world, 9 in the Americas, 7 in Asia and 4 in Europe.

For more information on SCS, please visit www.scscoatings.com.


Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, SCS is the worldwide leader in Parylene and liquid conformal coating services and technologies. As the direct descendant of the companies that originally developed Parylene, SCS has 50 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 www.scscoatings.com.

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