Intercast Europe 

Started in Parma (Italy) in 1975 to develop new materials and technologies for the production of hard-resin optical filters, INTERCAST EUROPE, is now a worldwide leader in the production and supply of high-quality organic sunlenses designed to protect and enhance vision.


There are four fundamentals for its success:

  • a sound scientific and market research to identify the full range of solutions in order to satisfy customer and consumers' needs
  • the ability to create highly-technological products in fashion and sports
  • the ongoing attention to quality, delivering and service
  • the nurturing of the relationship with customers.


INTERCAST EUROPE actively represents Italy at the international standardization bodies CEN and ISO and participates in defining the standards to be applied to eye-protection equipment.


Driven by a philosophy founded in technological innovation and scientific research, Intercast has distinguished itself as a leader thanks to the advanced technological contents of its products and the stringent quality control of its production. Intercast is capable of providing the required support for designing as well as launching new products and operates cooperatively with its customers to develop custom lens programs.


The headquarters are located in Parma, Italy, where all the Research and Development activities are concentrated together with the production of special lenses. Thanks to a continuous process of globalization, Intercast Europe now covers all major international markets with production and sales units in Europe, USA, Japan and Hong Kong.


PPG acquired Intercast in April 2006 and is now a wholly owned subsidiary and part of the Optical Product business.