Intermolecular and Guardian Industries are extending their collaborative development programme and strategic IP licensing agreement.

Guardian has been working with Intermolecular since 2010 on the development of innovative coated glass products targeting a variety of end applications.

The contract extension provides for an immediate increase in resources to be deployed at Intermolecular by both companies.

The parties expect to be able to significantly increase the number of new products that will be developed and commercialised resulting from the collaboration through 2017.

Under the contract extension, an expanded Guardian and Intermolecular team will work full-time on both sputtered and liquid coatings at Intermolecular's technology development centre in San Jose, CA.