Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Advanced Nano-Enabled Coatings for Vehicles in Corrosive Environments Could Save Department of Defense Billions of Dollars

Abstract:
Ecology Coatings Applies for $2 Million Department of Defense Earmark

Advanced Nano-Enabled Coatings for Vehicles in Corrosive Environments Could Save Department of Defense Billions of Dollars

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI | Posted on May 1st, 2008

Ecology Coatings, Inc. (OTCBB: ECOC), a leader in the discovery and development of ultra-violet curable, cleantechnology advanced materials, today announced that it has applied for a $2 million, fiscal year 2009 Department of Defense (DOD) appropriation to conduct life cycle testing on tactical vehicles at various locations and in varied weather conditions across the U.S.

Tactical vehicles that serve the U.S. Army and Marine Corps have significant problems with corrosion and, according to a recent DOD report, the total annual corrosion cost for the Army's ground vehicles is estimated to be at least $2 billion, and may be as high as $20 billion, throughout all the Armed Forces. The effects of corrosion on DOD vehicles has become more relevant with reduced funding for the purchase of new equipment and more reliance being placed on aging equipment and infrastructure. The corrosion on some vehicles is so extensive that the repair costs equal 65 percent of the average cost of a new vehicle, and some vehicles are being scrapped in as few as five years -- well short of their expected 15-year service life.

"We recently launched our energy efficient, cleantech family of EcoQuik™ coatings and are confident that our nano-enabled EcoQuik Pigmented Coating Formulation, which contains no organic or chemical solvents, will be a successful barrier against corrosion of the Army's vehicle fleets," noted Ecology Coatings Chairman and CEO Richard D. Stromback. "Most conventional coatings, which use chemical solvents or other liquids to enable blending and sprayability, are the primary catalyst for corrosion, flash rusting and film build degradation on metals.

"In addition to preventing corrosion, our EcoQuik Pigmented Coating Formulations, through the integration of nanomaterials, bonds to a wide variety of substrates, which include metal, aluminum, titanium and steel, and bestows high hardness and flexibility along with impact and abrasion resistance," added Stromback.

Ecology Coatings proposes to work with the NAC and TARDEC (the Army Material Command) researchers to conduct life cycle testing for a period of 18 months. The potential vehicles to be included in the pilot include HMMWVs, FMTVs or the Hemmit. Issues such as wear, resistance and the associated cost implications will be addressed. Upon a successful conclusion of the project, the Company expects to have an opportunity to have its proprietary technology applied to future platforms of Army and Marine ground vehicles.

####

About Ecology Coatings, Inc.
Ecology Coatings is a global leader in the development of nano-enabled, ultra-violet curable, clean technology coatings that are designed to drive efficiencies and clean processes in manufacturing. The company creates proprietary coatings with unique performance attributes by leveraging its platform of integrated nanomaterial technologies. Ecology Coatings collaborates with industry leaders to develop high-value, high-performance coatings for applications in the paper, automotive, general industrial, electronic, and medical sectors of the economy. Ecology Coatings was founded in March 1990 and is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The company maintains an R&D facility in Akron, Ohio. For additional information call 248.723.2223.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Investor and Media Relations
McCloud Communications, LLC
Marty Tullio
Managing Member
949.553.9748

Copyright © Marketwire

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Yale researchers’ technology turns wasted heat into power June 27th, 2016

FEI Launches Helios G4 DualBeam Series for Materials Science: The Helios G4 DualBeam Series features new capabilities to enable scientists and engineers to answer the most demanding and challenging scientific questions June 27th, 2016

Russian physicists create a high-precision 'quantum ruler': Physicists have devised a method for creating a special quantum entangled state June 25th, 2016

Nanoscientists develop the 'ultimate discovery tool': Rapid discovery power is similar to what gene chips offer biology June 25th, 2016

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Nanoscientists develop the 'ultimate discovery tool': Rapid discovery power is similar to what gene chips offer biology June 25th, 2016

Ultrathin, flat lens resolves chirality and color: Multifunctional lens could replace bulky, expensive machines June 25th, 2016

Particle zoo in a quantum computer: First experimental quantum simulation of particle physics phenomena June 23rd, 2016

Titan shines light on high-temperature superconductor pathway: Simulation demonstrates how superconductivity arises in cuprates' pseudogap phase June 22nd, 2016

Materials/Metamaterials

Superheroes are real: Ultrasensitive nonlinear metamaterials for data transfer June 25th, 2016

Coexistence of superconductivity and charge density waves observed June 23rd, 2016

GraphExeter illuminates bright new future for flexible lighting devices June 23rd, 2016

Soft decoupling of organic molecules on metal June 23rd, 2016

Announcements

Yale researchers’ technology turns wasted heat into power June 27th, 2016

FEI Launches Helios G4 DualBeam Series for Materials Science: The Helios G4 DualBeam Series features new capabilities to enable scientists and engineers to answer the most demanding and challenging scientific questions June 27th, 2016

Russian physicists create a high-precision 'quantum ruler': Physicists have devised a method for creating a special quantum entangled state June 25th, 2016

Nanoscientists develop the 'ultimate discovery tool': Rapid discovery power is similar to what gene chips offer biology June 25th, 2016

Military

Nanoscientists develop the 'ultimate discovery tool': Rapid discovery power is similar to what gene chips offer biology June 25th, 2016

Ultrathin, flat lens resolves chirality and color: Multifunctional lens could replace bulky, expensive machines June 25th, 2016

Scientists engineer tunable DNA for electronics applications June 21st, 2016

Marrying superconductors, lasers, and Bose-Einstein condensates: Chapman University Institute for Quantum Studies (IQS) member Yutaka Shikano, Ph.D., recently had research published in Scientific Reports June 20th, 2016

Automotive/Transportation

Artificial synapse rivals biological ones in energy consumption June 21st, 2016

Marrying superconductors, lasers, and Bose-Einstein condensates: Chapman University Institute for Quantum Studies (IQS) member Yutaka Shikano, Ph.D., recently had research published in Scientific Reports June 20th, 2016

Stanford researchers find new ways to make clean hydrogen and rechargable zinc batteries June 18th, 2016

Ensuring the future affordability of wind turbines, computers and electric cars June 2nd, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic