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Hybrid to Access Market for Environmentally Safe Polyurethane-based Products

Published on 2012-01-09. Author : SpecialChem

San Francisco CA -- Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc. (HCTI: OTCBB) has announced that pursuant to the terms of its Licensing Agreement signed some time back, it has exercised its option to manufacture and sell environmentally safe adhesives and sealants as part of its Green Polyurethane™ product line, worldwide on an exclusive basis indefinitely.

"The addition of sealants and adhesives to our pipeline of products significantly increases our potential offering to clients and allows us to access another significant market for environmentally safe polyurethane based products," said Joseph Kristul, Chief Executive Officer. "We have received a lot of interest from large global sealant & adhesive producers in the recent past and are presently working with several of these firms to form potential joint ventures to further develop and then market our adhesives product line."

The global addressable market for the company's polyurethane based sealants and adhesives technology was more than $5 billion in the past year with adhesives commanding more than an 80% market share.

The Problem of Conventional Coatings/Paint and Isocyanates

Conventional polyurethane (PU) paint and coatings have many disadvantages: they are porous, permeable and maintain poor hydrolytic stability. This makes the material highly vulnerable to environmental degradation and ultimately leads to their chemical decomposition, especially when in contact with water. Even worse, the manufacture of conventional polyurethanes involves highly toxic components such as isocyanates, which can cause irritation of skin and mucous membranes, chest tightness, difficult breathing, upset stomach, fevers and prolonged exposure has been known to cause severe asthma and even death. Furthermore, strict and costly health & safety measures have to be implemented in the manufacture and application of conventional polyurethane due to the toxicity of isocyanates. This is why regulatory bodies around the world are now looking toward phasing out the use of isocyanates.

The Green Polyurethane™ Solution

Green Polyurethane™ (also referred to as "HNIPU" - hybrid non-isocyanate polyurethane) is a "hybrid" material, which combines the high chemical resistance properties of epoxy and advanced durability and wear resistance properties of polyurethane, making it the perfect application for high traffic and corrosive surface areas. As a hybrid material with superior properties, Green Polyurethane ™ can be applied in one coating in most cases, providing a welcome cost-saving substitute to currently used multi-layered flooring applications. Green Polyurethane™ also provides the first sound solution to the environmental and health hazards associated with isocyanates in polyurethane. Its safety features allow it to be applied without the interruption of business due to public exposure, creating an additional 30-60% savings on application costs for customers.

About Polymate Inc.

Polymate, which is staffed by world-leading materials scientists, largely from the former Soviet Union, is a technology and design company which specializes in providing focused industrial demand oriented research and development in diverse fields, including materials, chemical and environmental engineering. Polymate is exclusively and fully funded by Nanotech Industries and all the IP developed under this agreement remains the property of Nanotech Industries. Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc. and Nanotech Industries have entered into an exclusive licensing and distribution agreement whereby Hybrid Coatings has the right to sell the Green Polyurethane™ Binder and and Green Polyurethane™ Monolithic Floor Coating to the North American and European markets.

About Hybrid Coating Technologies

Hybrid Coating Technologies (HCT) is a San Francisco-based innovator focused on improving the quality and safety of coatings and paint for industrial and commercial customers around the world. We are the exclusive licensee of Green Polyurethane™ coatings and paint – the world's first-ever patent protected polyurethane-based coatings and paint products which eliminate toxic isocyanates from the entire production process (licensed by Nanotech Industries, Inc.).


This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements in this news release other than statements of historical fact are "forward-looking statements" that are based on current expectations and assumptions. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements, including, but not limited to, the following: the ability of Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc. to provide for its obligations, to provide working capital needs from operating revenues, to obtain additional financing needed for any future acquisitions, to meet competitive challenges and technological changes, and other risks. Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement(s) and/or to confirm the statement(s) to actual results or changes in Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc. expectations.

Source: Hybrid

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