Batman Begins Premieres with LuminOre Coatings

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At London's premiere of Batman Begins in Leicester Square, the massive 43-foot-long, iron bat sculpture actually features a lightweight substrate covered with a highly advanced composite metal coating from LuminOre Inc. of Vista, Calif.

Gotham and the world have eagerly awaited the new, big-money movie, Batman Begins, and, by all accounts, no one will be disappointed. Special effect artists, set designers and producers have paid close attention to every visual detail and have created some spectacular effects and mood-enhanced environments with highly advanced composite metal coatings from LuminOre Inc. of Vista, Calif.

One of the grandest displays of LuminOre’s new metal coating technology is the 43-foot-long, iron bat sculpture on display at the movie’s London premiere in Leicester Square. Looming high above the ‘red carpet’ at the Odeon cinema, the massive bat emblem is not the multi-ton construct that it appears, but actually a lightweight substrate covered in LuminOre iron.

”We’re very excited to be a part of the Batman Begins premiere,” says Tom Valente, founder and president of LuminOre Inc. “Just like architects and interior designers, the entertainment industry and set designers very often need unique applications in metals and metal alloys to achieve a desired look or appearance, and LuminOre is a perfect, cost-efficient solution. Our patented, “cold-sprayable” process allows a thin layer of metal to be applied over any substrate, in virtually any configuration or design. Therefore, our customers can easily deliver a custom metal surface to create unique architectural environments and decorative pieces.”

LuminOre’s “sprayable” metal finishes are revolutionizing the way the world works with metal, and they have been embraced by billion-dollar resorts, such as the Wynn Las Vegas and the Bellagio, and provided countless uses in industrial and marine environments. LuminOre’s composite metals spray onto virtually any surface using conventional HVLP spray equipment, and are available in aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, iron, nickel-silver, stainless steel, X-metal and Z3. The result is a protective coating that is anti-corrosive, non-conductive of electricity and withstands the harshest of environments.

“LuminOre looks, feels and acts just like hot-cast metal, yet no heat is required during the application process,” adds Valente. “From foam to fiberglass, LuminOre metal composite coatings adhere to almost any surface and possess most of the characteristics of a cast metal, including texture, luster and heat conductivity.”

The much celebrated prequel to the four previous Batman films from Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher, Batman Begins opens in the United States on June 15 and in the United Kingdom on June 19. The movie had its world premiere in Japan on May 31.

For more information about LuminOre or LuminOre products, visit http://www.luminore.com or contact Ms. Kelly Luyet at 760.597.9201.

Headquartered in Vista, Calif., LuminOre® Inc. is a specialist in composite metal finishes. LuminOre’s patented, “cold-metalizing” process seamlessly applies to almost any surface, giving the look of solid metal casting without the weight and expense. In addition to highly specialized effects in furniture, design, construction and architecture, the extremely versatile LuminOre applications provide long-term protection for chemical tanks, potable water storage, industrial facilities and in harsh marine environments. For more information on LuminOre protective coating and metallic finishes, call Kelly Luyet at 760.597.9201 or visit http://www.luminore.com.

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