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Wessex Wins Technology Award from NASA

Wessex Inc. recently announced that its protective coating for ceramic material (PCC) has won NASA's Commercialize Technology Award for 2003. The Turning Goals into Realities awards outlines four major goals NASA would like to see made concerning technology development throughout the year. One of these goals is to commercialize a technology invented through NASA's different agencies. PCC was nominated by Ames Research Center for the strides Wessex has taken to develop the coating into what is now known as Emisshield(TM). PCC was originally invented to act as the heat shield for the new Space Vehicle Program. Emisshield coatings have uses in refractories, metals, fabrics, automotive, racing and the military. Some of the benefits seen with these coatings include, but are not limited to, heat protection, fireproofing and fuel cost reduction.

For more information on Wessex and its products, e-mail joneskh@wessexinc.com or visit http://www.wessexinc.com . For additional information regarding NASA's Turning Goals into Realities program, call (202) 358-1979.

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