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MesoCoat & University of Akron Sign Agreement for Advanced Inorganic Coatings

Published on 2011-03-28. Author : SpecialChem

MesoCoat, Inc. and The University of Akron (UA) announce a collaborative effort to develop and accelerate commercialization of advanced inorganic coatings directed at reducing the nation's $300 billion corrosion problem. Under this collaborative effort, financed through the recently awarded and highly competitive $2 million Ohio Third Frontier Award, The University of Akron's Corrosion and Reliability Engineering (CAREs) program and MesoCoat will perform development, testing and risk reduction of advanced inorganic coatings (including ceramer, metallic, and ceramic nanocomposite coatings) in a new joint-use facility to be built at the University.

MesoCoat will provide development engineers and technicians to supervise and train University interns as well as their award winning CermaClad™ high energy density, large area, high speed cladding technology to apply these advanced coatings to various metal surfaces. This collaborative effort will utilize the expertise of two leading corrosion solution organizations to develop new coating applications that will reduce corrosion costs and future emissions for several industry sectors including conventional and alternate energy production, infrastructure and transportation.

About MesoCoat

MesoCoat, the new Duracell of the coating industry, is a venture-backed nanotechnology materials science company fast becoming a world leader in metal protection and repair through their revolutionary "long life" coating and "high speed" cladding technologies. The company's transformational surface engineering technologies have already been the recipient of three prestigious R&D 100 awards, a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) award for '100 year life coatings for infrastructure', and the NorTech Innovation Award for environmentally friendly coatings. Through partnerships with the Departments of Defense and Energy, and leading Oil and Gas companies; MesoCoat has developed high strength, high toughness ceramic-metallic materials and high speed fusion cladding processes providing unparalleled wear and corrosion resistance; and has verified performance, productivity, and cost benefits with industry leaders in Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Energy Generation, and Maritime industries. MesoCoat is now commercializing several of their products and services that are a direct replacement for hard chrome plating, as well as weld cladding processes to address the needs of both Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Maintenance and Repair Organizations (MRO). MesoCoat, Inc.is a JumpStart, Inc. and Abakan, Inc. Portfolio Company.

About The University of Akron

The University of Akron is the public research University for Northeast Ohio. The Princeton Review listed UA among the "Best in the Midwest" in its 2010 edition of Best Colleges: Region-by-Region. Approximately 29,300 students are enrolled in UA's 300 associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral and law degree programs and 100 certificate programs at sites in Summit, Wayne, Medina and Holmes counties.

About The Third Frontier

The Third Frontier supports the Ohio supply chain in energy, wind, hydro, clean coal, and nuclear power generation, as well as Ohio's extensive steel and advanced metals value chains.

Source: MesoCoat

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