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Nanotechnology Offers Better Way To Coat Steel
Posted by Rob Kinchler on July 8, 2010 at 3:15 PM.

A team of three American companies has been awarded $1.79 million from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to create a new way to coat steel faster, cheaper and greener.  Ohio-based MesoCoat Inc. has been chosen as lead on the project and is working with The Edison Materials Technology Center (EMTEC) and Seattle-based Polythermics LLC to create a new coating technology.  It will use a high-intensity infrared light source to bond nanocomposite metal-ceramic and polymer coatings onto steel surfaces for use in infrastructure projects. The research team is hoping that the process will replace the electroplating, chromate primers, hot-dip galvanizing and fusion-bonded epoxy technologies that are commonplace today.


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