Telsa NanoCoatings Wins Ohio Innovation Award

Press Release
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Todd Hawkins, Managing Director Telsa

3rd Award this year for Corrosion Control Firm
 

An Ohio technology start-up fund, The Innovation Fund, has awarded Tesla NanoCoatings of Massillon, Ohio a $100,000 grant to help the new company develop and manufacture its line of corrosion control coatings. It is the third time this year the company has been honored for its groundbreaking technology.


Tesla NanoCoatings provides corrosion control coatings with fullerene carbon nanotubecathodic protection of metal to the aerospace/military, petrochemical, transportation, marine and industrial markets.

Earlier this year, the editors of R&D Magazine named Tesla NanoCoatings a recipient of its R&D 100 Award as one of the most technically significant products in 2011. NorTech, in partnership with Crain's Cleveland Business, announced Tesla Nanocoatings Ltd. as winner of its 2012 NorTech Innovation Award.

Additionally, The U.S. Army identified Tesla’s revolutionary corrosion technology as a “Technical Solution.”

“Corrosion is a major problem is US industry today. The U.S. Government Accounting Office estimates that corrosion costs the U.S. $400 billion a year," said Todd Hawkins, managing director and founder of Tesla.

“We are proud to be on the front lines in the battle against this problem, and to be honored three times already in our first year of operation,” said Hawkins.

“The U.S. market for corrosion-control coatings is about $50 billion a year, and the industry has not seen any groundbreaking new technologies in more than 50 years. We aim to be the pacesetter in this market, offering the toughest, most resilient and best corrosion resistant coatings ever developed,” he said.

“Tesla has improved on the traditional coating system that the U.S. military relies on to protect many of its steel structures,” said Susan Drozdz, a chemist with U.S. Army ERDC CERL and a NACE International-certified Level 3 Coating Inspector.

“The traditional system is a good coating system, but here was an opportunity, with this nanocoating, to improve the limited adhesion, flexibility, and impact resistance of the standard system. Based on our field demonstrations, the Tesla system will most likely improve coating’s performance and service life,” she said.

 

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ship Repair & Conversion

DoD Awards Ingalls 'USS Ronald Reagan' Contract Modification

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) informs that Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Virginia, is being awarded a US$13,759,894 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee,

GDI Awards N-KOM US$110-M Contracts

Gulf Drilling International (GDI) Limited, a subsidiary of Gulf International Services (GIS), the largest oilfield service company in Qatar, has awarded two contracts

Hyde Marine Makes BWTS Installation Agreements

Hyde Marine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation, says it has established two partnership agreements for installation of the chemical-free

Marine Materials

GTT Wins DSME Order for 9 More Icebreaking LNGCs

Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), announced

New Crewboat Design for Offshore O&G Market

Upgraded crewboat design employs carbon-reinforced composite materials and is lighter, faster and more fuel-efficient than alternatives. Marine Oil Transportation

Rosneft to Monitor Marine Fauna in Northern Sea Route

OAO NK Rosneft will conduct marine fauna monitoring in the Northern Sea Route in 2014. The studies will be organized by the Arctic Research Center, a joint venture of Rosneft and ExxonMobil.

Marine Equipment

QinetiQ Signs Contract with ASV

QinetiQ, as part of a new Marine Surface Target Service, has signed a contract with Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) for the supply and operational support of autonomous surface target vessels.

Volvo Penta Diesel Sterndrives for Metal Shark Patrol Boats

Metal Shark now offers Volvo Penta diesel sterndrives in its 29 Defiant patrol boats for customers requiring optimum performance, durability and maneuverability.

More VDR Orders for Danelec in China

Danelec Marine has received orders to supply Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) and Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) for 18 offshore support vessels in China.

People in the News

Danish Bunker Trader Joins GAC in London

GAC Bunker Fuels says it has appointed former GAC Denmark Shipping Assistant Ida Ryberg as a Bunker Trader with its UK team. Ryberg joins Andy Boichat and Resham

Crowley Christens New DP2 Tugboat 'Ocean Sky'

Crowley Maritime Corp. says that the third of four tugboats in the Ocean-class series, 'Ocean Sky' has been christend  in Houston.  The ceremony served to formally

UK Chancellor Mentions Hi-Tech Tax Breaks on Bibby Offshore Visit

Bibby Offshore, subsea services provider to the oil & gas industry, says it has hosted a visit by George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, to the Company’s workshop,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1959 sec (5 req/sec)