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Next generation highly efficient and versatile laser-ready cinema screen

STRONG/MDI Screen Systems Introduces the HGA ReAct 1.4 Screen

September 19, 2022

Next generation highly efficient and versatile laser-ready cinema screen

Joliette, Quebec, Canada – Tuesday, September 20, 2022 – STRONG/MDI Screen Systems, Inc. (“STRONG/MDI”) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (“Ballantyne Strong”) (NYSE American: BTN) and a leader in manufacturing state-of-the-art cinema screens announces the release of the HGA ReAct 1.4 screen, a highly efficient and versatile screen developed for the new generation of high-resolution laser projectors.

The new HGA ReAct 1.4 screen is engineered for high output laser projector systems that require superior light diffusion properties. It is ideal for exhibitors focused on the highest quality viewing experience with both 2D and 3D capabilities. The proprietary HGA coating at a 1.4 gain results in a crisp laser projection image with a brighter white background and an ultra-wide viewing angle. The immersive experience is heightened when HGA ReAct 1.4 is combined with STRONG/MDI’s micro-perforation pattern that ensures the optimal level of light reflectance and sound transmission.

“With the HGA ReAct 1.4, we provide a solution for our many loyal customers who have requested a screen with premium performance in both 2D and 3D. The efficiency of this screen not only meets, but exceeds their demand, ‘’ says François Barrette, Senior Vice President & General Manager for STRONG/MDI. “The new HGA 1.4 Laser ready screen complements STRONG/MDI’s comprehensive and unique portfolio, which has the capability to address any theater configuration.’’

“Next generation 3D movies will certainly deliver amazing immersive experiences and our HGA ReAct 1.4 screen can further enhance the in-theatre experience. We believe exhibitors will take advantage of this opportunity to offer their patrons the best quality using the right projector with the right screen,’’ says Ray Boegner, President of Strong Entertainment at Ballantyne Strong.

Those looking for more information on product developed by STRONG/MDI Screen Systems can contact the sales team by phone at +1 450 755-3795 or via email

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. and Strong/MDI Screen Systems, 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 offerings with 24/7/365 support nationwide to ensure solution uptime and availability. Ballantyne Strong also holds stakes in GreenFirst Forest Products Inc., Firefly, Inc, and FG Financial Group, Inc.

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Francois Barrette

General Manager


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