Intercast Europe, the Italian company that claims to be the world's largest manufacturer of hard resin cast sun lenses, has signed a longterm strategic licensing agreement to utilize Simula's high-impact resistant and transparent polyurethane materials in sun and sports lenses. To implement the deal, Intercast will add an initial annual manufacturing capacity for about 1 million pairs of lenses. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Simula has developed polymers that have been used in a variety of applications for the military and commercial markets, including transparent armor for vehicles, bullet-resistant window glazing and eye and face protective shields.