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Strong/MDI Screen Systems Introduces HGA ReAct Screens

Strong/MDI Screen Systems Introduces HGA ReAct Screens - High-performance laser-ready screens

August 23, 2021

Joliette, Quebec, Canada – August 23, 2021 – Strong/MDI Screen Systems, Inc., a Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE American: BTN) company, and a leader in projection screen manufacturing and optical coating development, announced today the release of its HGA ReAct screen, specially designed for adaption to the new generation of high-resolution laser projectors.

The HGA ReAct screen incorporates the benefits of our acclaimed Premium HGA screens now optimized for use with laser projection applications. HGA ReAct sets the new standard for laser projection. Engineered for high output projector systems that require superior light diffusion properties, the ReAct offers high quality results with both 2D and passive 3D projection with one of the highest 3D contrasts in the industry.

François Barrette, Strong/MDI’s General Manager, stated “The expertise and experience in our Research & Development team made it possible to develop a new projection screen specially designed to adapt to challenges presented by Full RGB laser projection. The new ReAct formulation, combined with Strong/MDI’s HP Micro Perforation, provides unprecedented image quality and sharpness which is far superior to existing screens currently on the market.”

“Strong/MDI's high-performance screens enjoy a solid reputation among major exhibitors in the industry who demand superior presentation. The HGA ReAct is no exception and will appeal to all our customers and exhibitors looking for a premium quality surface,” commented Ray Boegner, President at Strong/MDI Screen Systems.

Those looking for more information on HGA ReAct or any other product developed by Strong/MDI Screen Systems can contact the sales team by phone at +01 450 755-3795, via email or meet us at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, from August 24 to 26, 2021 at booth 2401A.

About Strong/MDI Screen Systems

Strong/MDI Screen Systems, Inc., a Ballantyne Strong, Inc. company, is a projection screen manufacturer located in Joliette, Canada. It manufactures 2D and 3D screens, specialty screens, motorized screen systems, custom structures and masking motors for clients worldwide. Strong/ MDI also manufactures and distributes curvilinear immersive screens to theme parks, museums, and schools, as well as for special events and military applications and is also known for the development of highly sophisticated coatings for projection surfaces.

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. Ballantyne Strong, Inc. is a diversified holding company with operations and investments across a broad range of industries. The Company’s Strong Entertainment business unit includes Strong/MDI Screen Systems (, the leading premium screen and projection coatings supplier in the world and Strong Technical Services (, which provides comprehensive managed service

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