Ecology Coatings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ECOC), a leader in the discovery
and development of nanotechnology-enabled, ultraviolet-curable advanced
coatings, today announced it has developed bio-based materials for use in a new
family of EcoQuik UV-curable coatings.
Products incorporating bio-based additives are being used in commercial
development applications that exhibit enhanced curing speed, pigment coverage
and useful surface effects.
A bio-based material is simply a product derived from living matter. A good
example is casein-A phosphoprotein, a material extracted from milk and then
processed in various ways for use in plastic, dietary supplements, glue, cotton
candy, protective coatings and paints.
"Consumers are becoming more conscious about the products they use and their
long-term impact on the environment," commented Ecology Coatings CEO Bob
Crockett. "This consumer awareness has prompted many companies to incorporate
sustainability as an element of their business strategy, and provide products
that are more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, cost effective, and in
many cases, alternatives to petroleum-based products."
Crockett continued, "While Ecology's coatings incorporating bio-based
materials have produced impressive performance results, they remain extremely
cost competitive. These coatings provide Ecology Coatings with a competitive
edge in an industry that is beginning to develop new technologies to replace
costly, environmentally unfriendly products with more sustainable ones."