Modumetal builds new facility in Washington

Modumetal announced it's opening a new facility in Snohomish County, Washington. The company manufactures nanolaminated coatings, claddings and alloys. Modumetal is shifting metal manufacturing away from heat-based processes and uses a patented process with electricity as the energy source to create new types of nanolayered materials, according to GeekWire. The company's product Modumetal is an allow that is stronger and lighter than steel, according to the company's website, and can be used in military armor, cars, planes, building and construction.

The new facility supports production lines for coatings and claddings for oil and gas applications as well as casing tubulars. The purpose of the expansion is to increase the companies work in the oil and gas markets. Modumetal also expanded its prototype facility located in Seattle, Washington, earlier this year.

"By using our patented coating and cladding technology in demanding, highly corrosive and punishing environments, we are demonstrating significant improvements in the performance, durability and longevity of oil-producing assets, all while maintaining cost competitiveness with commodity metal products," Modumetal CEO Christina Lomasney said in a company statement.

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