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Metal Improvement Company opens Parylene Coating facility in Galway, Ireland

24 March 2011

News Release

March 24, 2011

Metal Improvement Company (MIC) today held a grand opening ceremony for its newest coating facility in Galway, Ireland. The new facility will support Ireland’s medical device manufacturing infrastructure with specialized Parylene Coating services from its location in the Parkmore West Business Campus.

Officiating at the opening ceremony was John Perry TD, the Minister of State at Ireland’s Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation. Minister Perry said “I am delighted to open this facility for Metal Improvement Company, which is expanding its international business from Ireland to service customer demand in the European region.”

Parylene is used to provide lubricity and biocompatibility for medical devices, and it also provides moisture barrier and electrical insulation protection for printed circuit boards. MIC’s parylene coatings meet all current Military and IPC specifications for conformal coatings, including MIL-I-46058C, as well as having USP Class VI approvals for medical applications.

Persons interested in learning more about the benefits of Parylene coatings, and the specific capabilities of this facility should email or call the facility at +353 91-780-300.

Metal Improvement Company provides specialty metal finishing services, including shot peening, laser peening, coating services and heat treating, through its network of over 68 facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Metal Improvement Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation.

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) is a diversified company headquartered in Parsippany, NJ. The company designs and manufactures products for motion control and flow control applications, and provides a variety of specialized metal treatment services. The firm employs approximately 7,600 people worldwide. For more information, visit

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