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Calumet, Mich.-based D.A. Glass America Inc. has announced that IIWS Inc. has agreed in principle to acquire 100 percent of the company and has changed the name to OcuGlass LLC. The change is effective immediately. Current management will continue to operate the new business as the corporate structure moves forward under the new ownership, according to the company.

“Our vision and standards have come into focus, as has our product line,” says chief operating officer Brad Aldrich. “This new name and structure will better suit our company as we continue to progress.”

OcuGlass will continue to produce OcuMatte, its acid-etched glass product, and has announced the launch of OcuWrite, a writable surface acid-etched product. Company officials say they plan to also unveil chemically etched glass for electronics and horticulture, as well as a high-transmittance, low-reflectance product, which is intended for solar panel and window manufacturers.