John Crane Completes Acquisition of Advanced Diamond Technologies, Industrial Division
18 April 2019
CHICAGO (April 18, 2019) ― John Crane, a global leader in rotating equipment solutions, supplying engineered technologies and services to process industries, today announced that as of April 17, 2019, the company finalized its purchase of the Industrial Division of Advanced Diamond Technologies (ADT).
ADT, based in Romeoville, Illinois, is a leader in the development and application of diamond films for industrial, electronic, mechanical and medical applications.
“John Crane’s acquisition of the Industrial Division of ADT underscores our commitment to technology as a key driver of strategic growth,” said Jean Vernet, President and CEO of John Crane. “ADT has built an impressive business based on a unique and superior diamond facing process, making this acquisition a step in further enhancing our industry leadership. This technology will result in improved performance and reliability for mechanical seals under harsh conditions in pumps and other industrial applications, bringing important benefits to our customers.”
The Industrial Division of ADT developed unrivaled expertise in proprietary materials that capture the properties of natural diamond using chemical vapor deposition. Broadly referred to as ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD®) technology, this product is a thin-film diamond material grown through a proprietary chemical vapor deposition process.
UNCD® improves mechanical seal reliability and performance in difficult applications involving poor lubricating fluids, liquids above their atmospheric boiling point and abrasive slurries. In addition, UNCD® has a low coefficient of friction which results in lower heat generation and energy consumption.
For more information about John Crane’s expanded product line, please visit the company’s website.
About John Crane
John Crane is a global leader in rotating equipment solutions, supplying engineered technologies and services to process industries. The company designs and manufactures a variety of products including mechanical seals and systems, couplings, filtration systems and predictive digital monitoring technologies. John Crane customer service is accessed through a global network of more than 200 sales and service facilities in over 50 countries. Fiscal year 2018 revenue was greater than 1.1 Billion USD (£881m). John Crane is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications, and engineered components.