HPC Showcases New Nanotechnology Coating Technology at 2006 SEMA Show

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High Performance Coatings (HPC) will show new nanotechnology coatings, the first in the automotive aftermarket, at the 2006 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

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The 2006 SEMA Show is the perfect place to display this car to highlight how HPC products preserve the past and how our new nano-formulated products are revolutionizing the future.

HPC (http://www.HPCoatings.com) will be showcasing their newly released nano-formulated coatings for the automotive aftermarket at the 2006 SEMA Show. HPC will also display the restored salt flats race car Mormon Meteor III, which showcases the company's thermal management and corrosion-resistant coatings.

“The Mormon Meteor III helped pioneer automotive racing and build the performance industry into what it is today,” said Paul Clayson, CEO of HPC. “The 2006 SEMA Show is the perfect place to display this car to highlight how HPC products preserve the past and how our new nano-formulated products are revolutionizing the future.”

Coatings formulated with nanotechnology use nanometer scale (5 to 100 nanometer) particles. A nanometer is 1 billionth of a meter in diameter or approximately 1/80,000th the width of a human hair. Using these particles, combined with HPC’s proprietary binding technology, chemistry and processes, allows the coating to bond at the molecular and macro-molecular levels. Spaces between molecules fill with the nano-scale coating, making the coating more dense, sealing the porosity of the underlying materials, and significantly increasing the endurance of coating. HPC nano-formulated coatings increase the performance for heat, abrasion and corrosion protection far beyond current industry standards.

Engine components of the restored Mormon Meteor III were coated with HPC’s innovative thermal management and corrosion-resistant coatings, which provides the historic vehicle with additional protection so future generations will also have the opportunity to view this amazing car.

The Mormon Meteor III was designed and built by Augie Dusenberg. Abbot 'Ab' Jenkins II drove the Meteor III into the record books on the Bonneville Salt Flats in the 1940s setting dozens of records for speed and endurance, some of which stood for decades.

Jenkins sold the cherished car to the state of Utah for $1, but it was somehow left to deteriorate. Ab's son, Marvin Jenkins, led efforts to restore the car in the 1990s with help from HPC.

Marvin Jenkins will attend the SEMA show in the HPC booth to share stories about the car and his father's racing career, and hand out free autographed photos of the car. The HPC booth is located in the Central Hall booth #24167. More information on the Mormon Meteor III is available at http://www.HPCoatings.com/news.

About HPC:

High Performance Coatings, Inc™ is a worldwide leader in advanced coating technology for motorsports, industrial, aerospace, food processing and transportation industries. The company got its start in 1982 in the racing and street rod markets. At HPC™, there is a difference, and the difference is our product innovations. HiPerCoat® ceramic-aluminum coating revolutionized the header industry, and today is still the exhaust coating to which all others are compared. HPC's HiPerCoat Extreme™, with its 2000° F capability is the choice of NASCAR, NHRA, CART and IRL teams. HPC’s coatings have also been used by the US military, NASA and legends in automobile racing such as NASCAR drivers Bill Elliott and Richard Petty, Indy Racing League driver and 3-time IRL champion Sam Hornish, Jr., and NHRA Pro Stock champion Warren Johnson.


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