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Nanotechnology Company Looking to Grow to Meet Market and Partner Demand for
Efficient Industrial Coatings
Nanotech Rising Star Ecology Coatings Scouts New Location for Headquarters,
R&D, Manufacturing Facility
Akron, OH | Posted on March 12, 2006
Ecology Coatings Inc., a leading provider of
ultra-violet (UV) curable industrial nano-engineered coatings technologies,
today announced plans to relocate from its Akron, Ohio headquarters into a
larger facility. Expecting to add staff and expand output capabilities in
the next year, the company is scouting a new site for its growing
operations. With more than 200 clean, efficient coating products, Ecology
Coatings currently serves the automotive, electronics, medical device and
industrial manufacturing markets.
"In addition to the licenses we have already secured in automotive and
metals markets, we're currently working with more than 80 major companies
that are testing our nanocoatings for electronics, plastics, paper, and
other applications. Ecology Coatings needs to grow in order to meet demand
for our products, and we're pursuing various site options to help us meet
those ends," said Rich Stromback, CEO of Ecology Coatings. "We are looking
to relocate to a site that offers strong regional support for new materials
and the synergy of a vibrant local technology community."
The company's current Akron headquarters includes a laboratory facility for
research and development as well as capabilities for manufacturing
commercial quantities of its high-performance coatings. The company expects
to relocate in early 2007.
Unlike conventional industrial coatings, Ecology Coatings' proprietary
nano-engineered products contain no water, toxic solvents or other liquid
components that need to evaporate for the coating to set. Instead the
coatings require only a few seconds of UV light exposure to form a durable
barrier, a characteristic that drives time, energy and EPA reporting
efficiencies for the manufacturer and enables entirely new coatings
In 2005 Ecology Coatings received numerous accolades for its technical and
business achievements, including: the prestigious Tech Pioneer distinction
from the World Economic Forum, a Wall Street Journal Technology Innovator
Award, TIME Magazine's Best Inventions, Red Herringšs Top 10 Clean Tech
Companies to Watch, and one of five finalists in Small Times Magazine's Best
of Small Tech Innovator Awards.
About Ecology Coatings:
Ecology Coatings is a world leader in the development of nano-engineered,
ultra-violet curable coatings. Using a platform of integrated nanomaterial
technologies, the company creates proprietary coatings with unique
performance attributes. Ecology collaborates with industry leaders to
develop revolutionary high-value, high-performance coatings for automotive,
industrial, electronic, packaging and medical device applications. Ecology
Coatings is a privately held company based in Akron, Ohio.
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