Material Technologies, Inc. Completes EFS Inspection of Bridge in New Jersey

    LOS ANGELES, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Material Technologies,
 Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   MTTG) ("MATECH") was retained by the New Jersey
 Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to inspect the Manahawkin Bay Bridge,
 a steel girder bridge, using its Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFS)
 system. This structure is the only bridge traversing the Manahawkin Bay
 providing access to Long Beach Island, and has previously documented cracks
 at fatigue sensitive details. The overriding purpose for utilizing EFS as
 an inspection tool at this bridge was to help NJDOT prioritize the repair
 or replacement of the cracked members by determining the growth activity of
 existing cracks, and in some cases determining the existence of cracks not
 yet visually detectable.
     During the inspections the EFS system was installed at visually
 identified cracks, areas adjacent to crack repair locations, and at
 additional locations that exhibited similar fatigue-prone details as those
 already showing cracks. The EFS data analysis was used to determine whether
 the documented fatigue cracks were still growing under ambient traffic
 flow. In some cases the objective was to determine the effectiveness of
 previous remediation efforts. Additionally, MATECH inspected some
 geometrically similar locations, which had not been documented as cracked,
 to determine whether cracking had developed in those areas.
     Using the EFS system, it was determined that some of the existing
 cracks were continuing to grow while others which had been arrested by
 drill stops were not exhibiting active growth. In addition, actively
 growing cracks that had not previously been documented were identified with
 the EFS system. This will allow the agency to make repairs at these
 locations before they become more expensive problems, to more effectively
 deploy funds.
     MATECH CEO Robert M. Bernstein commented: "We are extremely pleased to
 demonstrate our EFS to the NJDOT. I am confident that the EFS will help the
 State to detect growing cracks in their steel bridges, greatly increasing
 their transportation infrastructure safety and to realize cost savings in
 their bridge maintenance budgets."
     About Material Technologies, Inc: (MTTG.OB)
     MATECH is an engineering, research and development company specializing
 in technologies to measure microscopic fractures and flaws in metal
 structures and monitor metal fatigue in real time. The company's leading
 edge metal fatigue detection, measurement and monitoring solutions can
 accurately test the integrity of metal structures and equipment including
 bridges, railroads, airplanes, ships, cranes, power plants, mining
 equipment, piping systems and heavy iron.
     MATECH owns the only nondestructive testing technology able to find
 growing cracks as small as 0.01 inches -- critical information that allows
 structural engineers to isolate and repair the more than 100,000 steel
 bridges in the US which have been classified as structurally deficient or
 functionally obsolete by the Federal Highway Administration. MATECH has
 exclusive rights to seven patents along with $8.3 million in already
 completed contracts from the US Government for research, testing and
 validation of its innovative solutions.
     To hear more about MTTG from CEO/President Robert M. Bernstein go to:
 http://www.publiccoreport.net/featured/MTNA/company.asp or visit the
 company's website at http://www.matechcorp.com .
     Forward-Looking Statements:
     Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters
 discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements. Such
 statements are indicated by words or phrases such as "believe," "will,"
 "breakthrough," "significant," "indicated," "feel," "revolutionary,"
 "should," "ideal," "extremely" and "excited." These statements are made
 under "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
 Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those described in
 forward-looking statements and are subject to risks and uncertainties. See
 the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
 including, without limitation, the Company's recent Form 10-K and Form
 10-Qs, which identify specific factors that may cause actual results or
 events to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking
 statements.
     Material Technologies, Inc.
     1-310-208-5589
     matech@matechcorp.com
     www.matechcorp.com
 
 

SOURCE Material Technologies, Inc.

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