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- August 2018 -

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Coburn Technologies Welcomes Marina Vaynberger


Coburn Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Marina Vaynberger as their new International Regional Sales Manager for the Russia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.

“We are very excited to have Marina on board with us. She has extensive experience in the optical industry, and I am confident that she will excel in this new position,” said Alex Incera, President of Coburn Technologies. “Even more, her experience in the markets she serves brings a fresh perspective to the team, and I know she will help us grow immensely in her territories.”

Ram Narayanan, Executive Director of International Sales added, “Marina has spent most of her career serving these markets, and is highly regarded by her customers for her exceptional level of service and responsiveness. At Coburn, she will focus her attention on further expanding our business in the Russian, Eastern European, Middle Eastern and African markets. We are excited for her to collaborate with our existing team already working in those areas.”

Vaynberger has more than 40 years of experience in the optical industry with a specific focus in international sales. Prior to joining Coburn, Vaynberger worked for DAC Technologies, where she was the International Sales Manager, and Rozin Optical Export Corp, where she was the Sales and Company Manager.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Coburn organization. Coburn is a premier company in the optical industry, and I am excited to bring my experience and expertise to the team. With Coburn, I will be able to offer my customers a complete range of products, from consumables and coatings to a full range of equipment, including the latest digital (free-form) technology and finishing systems.” Vaynberger stated. “This is a very exciting opportunity.”

Vaynberger will be representing Coburn at the upcoming SILMO Conference in Paris, September 28-30, 2018. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-COBURN1.and visit


New Products

HCoating-TH Scratch Resistant Coating

Arotek, an innovator and supplier of hard coating, has introduced HCoating-TH, their latest abrasion-resistant coating for ophthalmic lenses.

HCoating-TH is the hardest, and UV-curable hard coating among the tintable coatings that Arotek has supplied so far. HCoating-TH was formulated as a result of Arotek’s continued Intra-Molecular Altering (IMA) technology development. It offers superior adhesion, higher abrasion resistance, fast tinting, and excellent AR compatibility. By avoiding California Prop 65 chemicals, the new version of HCoating says no to cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Eye-DNA Updates 3DNA Eyewear System

Eye-DNA has updated its 3DNA Eyewear system, including an interactive retail kiosk with two new frame collections, an eighty-piece swatch book and eyewear design software v1.6.

The interactive touchscreen kiosk for retailer ECPs now includes integrated 3D scanning, and aswatch book holding physical swatches of all 80 material options.The kiosk runs the latest v1.6 design app, including new features such as: Swipe-to-Browse,Style Compare, Auto Fit, and Live Assist.The software ships with four frame collections with 12 styles per collection, includingClassic, Spring 2018 Collection, and two new guest designers, Niels Ravn and David Keith.

Niels Ravn is an eyewear entrepreneur operating his own design studio, EyeConcept, inAarhus, Denmark. His collection of shapes for 3DNA are a modern, understated take on thebest selling eyewear trending in the Nordics.

David Keith is the man behind San Diego's "Spexwax"--an eyewear design and productioncompany. David's 12 shapes are edgy and wild. Spexwax shapes translate into funky, thickstyles with an unmistakable look, combining boldness with a side order of fun.

All collections can be ordered in titanium, stainless steel, Mazzucchelli acetate, stone,mother-of-pearl, wood, buffalo horn, cork, carbon fiber and recycled vinyl made by Spexwax. For more information, visit



Brian Dunleavy, Editor, LabTalk/LabAdvisor

Brian is the Editor of LabTalk. He covers wholesale laboratories, lab systems, other ECP news and features/coverage. Contact Brian at [email protected].

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