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ENCAP Technologies Revolutionizes the Coating Industry with a Moisture Barrier Polymer

Rusting Rebar A Major Discovery

Encap has made a major discovery of a resin-based organic coating, called CoForm, that would seem to defy Organic Chemistry 101. It is well-documented and commonly accepted in organic science communities by polymeric scientists and chemical engineers that all organic coatings (such as paints, varnishes, stains, industrial coatings, polyurethanes, polyurea, and epoxies) are permeable to oxygen and water\moisture - that these coatings, over time, permit the passage of oxygen and water through their surfaces. This makes these coatings poor protectors of metal against oxidation, which, as we all know, forms the basis for corrosion. At best, these organic coatings merely inhibit or stall corrosion - some better than others. CoFormchanges this paradigm forever.

Stopping Global Corrosion

Because CoFormis impermeable to oxygen and moisture\water it can stop corrosion globally. This scientific conclusion was made by Applied Technical Services, Inc. (ATS) during several Water Vapor Transmission Tests that it conducted for Encap. ATS is a certified independent testing lab known and respected around the globe (see: www.atslab.com). In its findings, ATS determined that only 1/one-billionth of a grain of water vapor was able to penetrate Encap's thin-films of CoForm.

Absolute Protection

Furthermore, ATS independently determined, through standard test methods1, that CoFormcan provide quality adherence to a metal substrate while affording the metal substrate absolute protection against oxygen, moisture\water, salt and ultraviolet (UV) rays. Encap has completed its proof-of-concept in this regard, and it has obtained 17 relevant patents.

Global Corrosion Cost: $2.2 Trillion Per Year

According to an independent corrosion analysis,2 U.S., state and local governments, and private and public corporations, spend $468 billion per year in direct costs fighting corrosion. Globally, we spend $2.2 trillion per year3 fighting and managing corrosion.

Encap sees its CoFormas being well-positioned to become the coating-of-choice for much of the $183 trillion of global infrastructure projects over the next 25 years.

(1) Accelerated Cyclic Salt Fog\UV Exposure Tests of panels coated with CoForminvolving 504 hours (or 21 days) of UV Exposure and 504 hours (21 days) of Cyclic Salt Spray Exposure and tested both adhesion and impermeability (or protective) qualities of CoForm.
(2) Conducted by Joshua E. Jackson, CEO of G2MT Labs.
(3) According to George F. Hays, Director General of the World Corrosion Organization, NACE International Corrosion Society Conference. Fall 2010.

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