(Helsinki, Finland, May 6, 2015) – Carbodeon Ltd Oy, a market leader in high-performance additives for the metal plating industry, announced today that it has appointed industry specialist Mr. John Torr as Advisory Board Member. 

Mr. Torr who takes office as Advisory Board Member at Carbodeon today, has more than 45 years of experience in proprietary metal plating solutions, including process chemistry of copper, nickel, chrome, tin, silver and gold.  Mr. Torr has a deep understanding of the electroplating industry and has worked over the last 13 years as an independent consultant to global automotive, aerospace and electrolyte producers to help them achieve better performance coatings.

Mr. Torr is currently a Fellow and Chairman of the IMF (Institute of Material Finishing) and National Committee Member of the SEA (Surface Engineering Association), both in United Kingdom.

Mr. Torr commented on his appointment: “I am excited about this new opportunity and, based on the results that I have experienced with Carbodeon’s fully patented range of Single Digit Nano Diamonds, I believe the company has the opportunity to revolutionize significant parts of the electroplating industry.”

Joris Coppye, Chairman of Carbodeon, commented: "Mr. Torr brings a wealth of industrial knowledge and experience to the team which will allow us to accelerate growth in our target sectors and markets in the metal plating industry, and we are looking forward to working with him".

About Carbodeon:

Carbodeon Ltd Oy is a leading provider of mono-functionalized Single Digit Nano Diamonds (SDND), additives and chemistry for the electroplating industry.  The company offers solutions enabling customers to significantly improve the performance and efficiency based on its patented products and processes.  Carbodeon’s high-performance and market-proven additive supports standardized chemical processes that allows for fast trials and roll-outs.

Carbodeon’s product specialists offer clients a complete range of professional services including customized technology consulting, project implementation, training and after sales support.

Carbodeon’s patented uDiamond® product line is also referred to as SDND.  Part of the development work has been financially supported by Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation.

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