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Posted: February 19, 2009
Integran Technologies Enters in Collaboration to Develop Nano-based In-Field Repair Process
(Nanowerk News) Integran Technologies Inc., a world leader in the development and commercialization of advanced metallurgical nano-technologies, has announced today that it has entered into a collaborative research agreement with TransCanada Corporation and NOVA Research and Technology Corporation (both of Calgary, Alberta, Canada) to develop an in-field repair process that utilizes nanocrystalline metals to structurally reinforce degraded gas pipeline steel. The concept is an extension of Integran's previous in-situ repair work carried out in the nuclear and petrochemical industries and is based upon the application of adherent high strength nanocrystalline metal sleeves or patches to cracked and/or corroded pipe.
In addition to the primary partners, the program will also benefit from the contributions of Dr. Fraser King of Integrity Corrosion Consulting Ltd.
About Integran Technologies Inc
Integran Technologies Inc. is a world leader in the development and commercialization of advanced metallurgical nano-technologies. Integran's affiliated companies include: Morph Technologies (Toronto, Canada) which is focused on advanced materials solutions for the automotive sector; Powermetal Technologies (Carlsbad, CA) which develops and manufactures products for the sports equipment and consumer product sectors; and Integran Defense Systems (Pittsburgh, PA) which develops leading-edge technologies for defense and homeland security.