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Guernsey Coating Labs Now 100% Woman-Owned Small Business

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Guernsey Coating Laboratories, Inc
4464 McGrath St., Suite 106/107
Ventura, CA, 93003

Press release date: June 9, 2014

Ventura, CA – Guernsey Coating Laboratories (GCL - announces that Ty Guernsey, the co-founder since inception in 1982, has acquired the company, making GCL a 100 % woman-owned business. The company specializes in optical coatings covering the wavelength range from the ultraviolet (UV) to the near-infrared (NIR).

Owner Ty Guernsey, notes, “Over the years, I have been fortunate to work with a dedicated staff, most of whom have been with me for more than 20 years. Our objectives are to continue our current product line of quality thin films while improving performance, making technological advances, and anticipating industry needs. Of the utmost importance is to keep the lines of communication open between Guernsey Coating Laboratories and our customers.”

GCL uses thermal-resistance source and electron-beam deposition and ion-beam sputtering techniques. Optical thin films available include BBAR, V-coats, dielectric high reflectors, beam splitters, aluminum, silver and gold metallic mirrors, and neutral density and dichroic filters. The company’s adjustable fixtures allow for efficient handling of precision optics ranging from less than inch to 6 inches and up.

Guernsey Coating Laboratories has eight ion-beam sputtering and physical vapor deposition (PVD) chambers. The company provides a full range of optical thin film services from RD to high-volume runs including custom designs, evaluation and testing, to final production. GCL meets and often exceeds Mil-Spec requirements.

Industries served are medical, aerospace, defense, optical instrumentation, inspection equipment, telecommunications, imaging/displays, lighting and scanning, universities, lasers and semiconductors. For more information, please visit

Guernsey Coating Laboratories, Inc. ( - Ventura, California) is a 100% woman-owned small business specializing in optical thin-film coatings for a wide variety of applications and industries.
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