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Posted: Mar 26, 2012
Pratt + Whitney Canada to Deploy Integran's Green Nanotechnology in the Aerospace Industry
(Nanowerk News) Toronto-based Integran Technologies, Inc. (Integran) today announced that it has licensed its nano Cobalt electroplating process (Nanovate™ CoP) to Montreal-based Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (PWCC) for deployment as an alternative to hard chromium electroplating in gas turbine power plant applications for aerospace use.
Integran's nanotechnology can be used to replace existing hard chromium plating processes known to cause adverse health effects ranging from lung cancer to skin ulcerations. The highly efficient Nanovate™ CoP coating process avoids these health issues and furthermore reduces greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution.
"The agreement with Pratt & Whintey is a major milestone in the continuing penetration of our Nanovate™ CoP plating technology into the aerospace and industrial sectors", said Dr. Gino Palumbo, Integran's President and CEO.
About Integran Technologies, Inc.
Integran is a world leader in advanced metallurgical nano-technologies, providing a broad international base of customers with advanced process & product design solutions through R&D, material sales, contract manufacturing and technology licensing. Integran and its predecessor organizations have been at the forefront of metallurgical nano-technology development for over twenty years. Integran has established an international reputation for excellence in materials technology development and commercialization. Integran owns the intellectual property rights for the cost-effective production of metallurgical nano-structures with over 250 patents dealing with the structure, composition, processing and application of its revolutionary materials.