UltraViolet Devices, Inc. (UVDI) announced June 8 that it had acquired Sparks Technology, Inc. (STI), the exclusive patented license holder of the Bonded Particulate Structure (BPS). BPS is the process in which activated carbon is bonded into a monolithic form that still maintains a significant level of open pore structure. This new structure provides major advantages over existing filtration technologies.
Combining the unique technologies of UVDI and STI enables both companies to freely develop and launch hybrid technology products envisioned for their customer's specific needs, while also opening up a number of new markets previously unavailable to either company. Development has already begun on products suited for the mold remediation, medical products and indoor air quality markets. The combined technical and engineering capabilities of each company are also expected to vastly enhance existing OEM branded product relationships.