Specialty Coating Systems' roots date back to the 1970's when Parylene conformal coatings were first commercialized due to William F. Gorham's work at Union Carbide Corporation (UCC). We are proud of our heritage, which has afforded us over 40 years of coating and applications expertise.
1971 - Nova Tran Corporation was established in Clear Lake, WI. Nova Tran purchased a license agreement from UCC to be one of the world's first Parylene service providers.
1984 - Union Carbide Corporation purchased Nova Tran. In 1991, Nova Tran, along with Integrated Technologies, Inc., PHOTOCURE Systems, and UCC Coatings Materials, were combined as a new company called Specialty Coating Systems (SCS). Union Carbide transferred all of the original information and patents regarding the development of Parylene to SCS.
1994 - Cookson Electronics purchased Specialty Coating Systems from Union Carbide.
2005 - Bunker Hill Capital L.P. purchased SCS from Cookson Electronics with the intention of developing SCS into a private, stand-alone company.
2008 - Berwind Corporation, a private, long-term investment management company, acquired SCS. Berwind's diversified portfolio is comprised of highly successful manufacturing and service companies which are all leaders in their respective market niche. Click here to see the full news release.
Today the SCS portfolio includes: