In 1995 SBDC had entered into an exclusive rights agreement with GERS, the single largest manufacturer of down-hole tools and component parts in the former Soviet Union. SBDC had beaten out many Western companies, including Western Atlas, to obtain this license. The purpose of this license was to permit SBDC, through its subsidiary FlashPoint, to market and sell its products worldwide, thus offering a greater degree of market competition for quality products and lower cost.
In 1997 FlashPoint was sold to FlashPoint Innovations Ltd. and focused on "Innovation" within the down hole tool component part industry.
Following Perestroika (reconstruction) in the Soviet Union, GERS was dissolved into a number of small employee owned businesses. FlashPoint continued working with these newly formed entities until 2004 after which point it was decided to work with other Eastern European and Asian companies to help further the development of NaI(Tl) and Photomultiplier Tube construction.
Since 1997 FlashPoint has been working to improve the design and recycle potential of NaI(Tl) Scintillation Detectors and had in 2005 created the Worlds first fully recyclable scintillation detector unit.
In 2006 FlashPoint added Photomultiplier Tubes (PMT's) to its product line courtesy of Burle Industries Inc..
In 2007 FlashPoint Worlds first commercially available custom sized Optical Gel Pads to help absorb vibration and shock between PMT's and NaI(Tl) scintillation detector optical windows. For extreme environments FlashPoint also designed and manufactured interlocking optical window heads for both PMT's and NaI(Tl) scintillation detectors to help distribute violent shock and vibration.
In 2012 FlashPoint introduced pre-packaged PMT, optical pad and and NaI(Tl) scintillation detectors as a single hot swappable unit and introduced high voltage dividers and lead shielding for use logging PMT's including with Hamamatsu PMT's.
In 2013 FlashPoint introduced threaded head scintillation detectors to couple with Hamamatsu modified threaded sleeve PMT's
In 2014 FlashPoint introduced its new NaI(Tl) Poly-crystal unit designed specifically for harsh MWD environments.
In 2015 FlashPoint introduced its new LaBr3 crystal unit designed for spectral logging.
Currently, FlashPoint Crystals has been re-branded as "FlashPoint Components" and is working to add additional logging component parts to the logging sector.