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Collaboration Seeks Advanced Coatings for Corrosion Resistance

11:12 AM MDT | March 28, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

Nanotechnology materials firm MesoCoat (Euclid, OH) says it has signed an agreement with The University of Akron (UA; Akron, OH) to jointly develop advanced inorganic coatings that reduce corrosion. The collaboration will be funded by a $2 million grant from Ohio’s Third Frontier Award. Ceramer, metallic, and ceramic nanocomposite coatings will be developed and tested at a joint-use facility to be built at UA. MesoCoat will contribute its CermaClad high-energy density cladding technology to apply advanced coatings to various metal surfaces. Better coatings...

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