NanoMech’s GuardX™ Chosen as Winner for 2016 Edison Award™

NanoMech CEO to Deliver Speech on Nanotechnology Innovation

SPRINGDALE, Ark.--()--NanoMech, Inc. announced today that it has been named a winner for the prestigious Edison Award™ for its technology breakthrough, GuardX™. GuardX™ was selected by an independent judging panel out of thousands of entries in the Material Science category.

The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

“It’s exciting to see companies like NanoMech continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Mindy Manes, Edison Awards™ COO. “Edison Awards™ recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers.” These award winners will be recognized April 21, 2016 at the Edison Awards™ Annual Gala, held at The Capitale in New York, NY.

“We are honored to be among the globally recognized technology leaders by the Edison Awards™,” said Jim Phillips, Chairman & CEO of NanoMech. “Our GuardX™ technology will radically revolutionize the automotive, trucking, aerospace, marine, construction, oil & gas, agricultural and military industries. GuardX™ will save organizations millions of dollars by reducing and/or eliminating wear, abrasion, corrosion, moisture resistance, and significantly increasing thermal management and fireproofing. This recognition is a wonderful tribute to our scientists at NanoMech.”

GuardX™ is a breakthrough nano-engineered multi-layer overlay skin (coating/paint) for multi-functional applications including extreme temperature fireproofing, anti-wear, total corrosion elimination, superior min-max temperature stability, and immunity to microbial infestation. It is a single lightweight skin overlay to enhance performance and life of virtually any machine components operating in normal-to-harshest global and outer space environments.

Dr. Ajay P. Malshe, CTO and Founder of NanoMech commented, “GUARDx™ overlay skin is founded on the principle of bio-inspired nano-engineering – a hierarchical and well-organized structural convergent assembly of nano-crystalline hybrid material compositions to form microscale sub-layers of a macroscale overlay system. At the heart of GUARDx™ overlay is its multilayer architecture, like human skin, each sub layer has unique material characteristics yet forms an overall complementary system to offer a multitude of superior functions in single lightweight and affordable overlay including environmentally friendly fireproofing from high temperature excursions, high and cyclic temperature corrosion elimination, thermal management, and immunity against microbial infestation.”

GUARDx™ overlay is suitable for high-temperature components of automotive, agricultural, oil & gas, chemical, military, and other industries exposed to cyclic temperatures and complex corrosive environments. Unlike other products that require multiple overlays for multiple functions with increased weight and expense, GUARDx™ can simultaneously deliver superior multi-functions in a single lightweight overlay with unmatched quality and performance-to-price benefits that is highly customizable to fit customer needs. GUARDx™ is affordably priced to enhance the life, durability, and safety of critical components of strategic industrial sectors providing increased competitiveness and industrial and consumer values.

GUARDx™ addresses diversified but critical industrial sectors strategic to the U.S. and the world, making it a major industrial breakthrough, creating its own market pull and challenging the technological status quo in the specialty chemicals, coatings and paints materials provider sector. GUARDx™ platform’s overnight successful productization has led to international market adoption including in HD trucking, farm equipment, automotive, aerospace, racing, military and the energy industry. GUARDx™ consumer products will hit the shelves throughout the U.S. in 2016.

GUARDx™ Coatings:

GUARDx™ has the ability to enhance performance and extend the functional life of critical components operating in normal to the most extreme operating conditions. A range of examples include the exhaust system of engines exposed to a flame-hazard temperature excursion, a frac valve exposed to corrosive fluids, or an under-water pump experiencing bio-fouling. GUARDx™ makes a big impact on increasing productivity and cutting down maintenance costs and downtime. With GUARDx™ overlay, many such detrimental conditions can be eliminated and the integrity of high asset value components can be extended for better profitability, advancing global competitiveness and safety of American products throughout the multiple industries and into off the shelf advanced consumer goods.

On the scientific side, the many coatings or overlay products in the market are largely limited to offering one function per overlay. To produce multiple functions on a component, such as extreme-temperature fireproofing, anti-wear, anticorrosion, min-max temperature stability, and antimicrobial, a customer must deposit multiple overlays with the existing products. GuardX™ in effect obsoletes current coatings and paints on the market with their inferior single-function over-layering which inhibits the attributes of each of the underlying overlays, increases the overall weight, equipment setups, and increases costs. GUARDx™ achieves all of the above functions in a single lightweight overlay thereby making it a vastly superior, more affordable, novel, sustainable, and must-have product solution.

GUARDx™ is a breakthrough nano-engineered multi-layer overlay encapsulation that tremendously enhances the functional life of a vast array of industrial components, operating in harsh conditions. These multifunctional coatings can provide many benefits including the best wear, corrosion resistance and operating temperature ranges in the industry, along with the easiest and most economical application, leading GUARDx™ into the consumer and aftermarket products and enhancement markets.

GUARDx™ Paint Coatings:

GUARDx™ Protective Enamel products are the next generation of superior performance corrosion/chemical-resistant paint coatings that provide excellent protection to metallic components against harsh and complex corrosive conditions. These premium paint coatings are manufactured with proprietary high-performance polymers and cutting-edge nano-engineered additives for superior protection of components against detrimental elements - chemical corrosion, moisture, and environmental degradation. NanoMech has put extensive research and development for synthesizing some of the most advanced combinations of organic and inorganic corrosion inhibition chemistries that make GUARDx™ protective paint enamels unique and operating at the highest level of performance available. GUARDx™ protective enamels are available as both solvent and water-borne forms and in various resin chemistries, colors, sheen, and physical properties. Common features that each paint possesses are outstanding corrosion/chemical resistance, moisture repellency, weather-ability, and most importantly the highest performance value and customer satisfaction.

The winners of the 2016 Edison Awards™ will be announced and presented awards at the Gold, Silver and Bronze levels at the annual gala to be held on Thursday, April 21st. In addition, this year will also feature a Meet the Innovators Forum and Innovators’ Showcase prior to the Awards gala. NanoMech CEO Jim Phillips will deliver a keynote presentation entitled “Making Atoms Work Harder and Smarter” during the Forum which will also feature other leaders of research and innovation from around the nation.

About the Edison Awards

Originally established in 1987 by the American Marketing Association, but an independent organization since 2008, the Edison Awards™ have recognized and honored some of the most innovative products and business leaders in the world and is among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation.

Edison Awards is a program of Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) organization. While our awards honor innovation, recognize achievement and celebrate success from organizations across the globe, Edison Universe is focused on fostering innovation. Edison Universe celebrates natural curiosity, supports discovery, promotes the core skills and processes of innovation, and helps foster a deeper understanding of teamwork and experimentation. A few key objectives are promoting innovation concepts and curriculum in a variety of media; mentoring and encouraging students, and bridging students to industry.

About NanoMech

Every day, NanoMech is shipping globally to Fortune 100 companies as well as to emerging companies who have chosen to innovate their way to the top by incorporating our material science and nano-engineered solutions into disruptive and far more competitive products. Overnight, NanoMech has brought revolutionary and transformative innovation to world leaders in aerospace manufacturing; energy manufacturing, exploration and service; automotive and trucking; Indy and NASCAR racing; agriculture and construction equipment manufacturers; refining and formulating lubrication manufacturers; textile manufacturers; and advanced military applications.

NanoMech invests in world class people, ideas and tools to increase competitiveness in the global marketplace. We bring ideas from innovation to implementation, introducing nano-manufactured products to target markets in record time. This has led to our development of The Best Grease in the World™, and The Best Cutting Tools in the World™. Nano-manufacturing is anticipated to be the fastest growing technological and commercial innovation in the 21st Century.

NanoMech is focused on patented platform nano-manufacturing technologies that offer a broad range of high value market opportunities. The operating vision of NanoMech is to be the Six Sigma world leader in material science based nano-manufacturing innovations with swift product development and an emphasis on platform technologies that are scalable for efficient mass production. See


NanoMech, Inc.
Faye Keller, 479-725-8003


NanoMech, Inc.
Faye Keller, 479-725-8003