TUCSON, AZ – Coatings manufacturer Duralar Technologies has established its U.S. headquarters in the Tucson region of Arizona. The company has leased a 5,000-square-foot building at 7620 North Hartman Lane and plans a $6 million capital investment. The new facility will be open by May 2014.

P&P Holding and Andrew Tudhope, a Silicon Valley engineer and entrepreneur, founded Duralar Technologies. P&P Holding is also the parent of two other coating companies, Protec Surface Technologies and ProtimLafer, both of Italy. Duralar coatings incorporate proprietary diamond-based nanotechnology that provides unprecedented hardness for numerous applications in industries such as oil and gas, automotive, pulp and paper, and aerospace.

Duralar Technologies’ European headquarters is located in Bedizzole, Italy, which is also home to the company’s research and development and equipment manufacturing operations. The company has additional facilities and offices in Brazil, Mexico and the United States.