Ecology Coatings awarded fifth U.S. patent for nanotechnology, application

February 19, 2008 — Nanomaterials developer Ecology Coatings Inc. has been awarded its fifth patent, this one covering processes and technologies for producing environmentally friendly nanotechnology-enabled coatings.

U.S. patent number 7,323,248, “Environmentally Friendly Coating Compositions for Coating Composites, Coated Composites Therefrom, and Methods, Processes and Assemblages for Coating Thereof,” covers nanocoatings that include fiberglass, fire retardant fiberglass, carbon fiber, fire retardant carbon fiber, Kevlar, and fire retardant Kevlar.

In addition, the patent covers certain applications, including composite architectural panels, which when incorporating Ecology’s coatings technology, resist yellowing and allow the removal of graffiti without harm to the panel surface.

“We intend to aggressively expand our IP portfolio of multifunctional Liquid Nanotechnology advanced materials, while pursuing licensing and business development programs with highly focused business partners,” said Richard Stromback, Ecology Coatings’ chief executive and chairman.


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