November 19, 2009 07:30 ET

MATECH Says a Bridge Fails Every 10 Days in U.S.

Failures Cause Increased Congestion, Pollution, Economic and Humanitarian Loss

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2009) - MATECH Corp. (OTCBB: MTCH) ( announces that infrastructure problems in the U.S. continue to worsen: every 10 days a bridge fails somewhere in the United States, according to the Texas Transportation Institute.

These devastating collapses and closures can partially be attributed to unreliable bridge inspection methods. According to government reports, 90% of fatigue cracks are missed during visual inspection, the most common inspection method. These oversights increase the probability of a potential structural failure. Furthermore, over 80% of "cracks" identified later prove to be false positives, which results in wasteful spending on unneeded repairs. In light of these inefficiencies, it is clear that a cost effective solution that saves both money and lives is needed to secure the nation's infrastructure.

MATECH's proprietary Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFS) System is an important answer to this problem. This revolutionary technology, based on proven electrochemical principles, has shown its efficacy on over 25 bridges in 10 different states for various state departments of transportation as well as railroads across the nation. MATECH's EFS technology is currently the only nondestructive inspection method on the market able to detect growing cracks as well as subsurface cracks as small as 0.01 inches in steel bridges

MATECH has a proven record of saving bridge owners money through improving bridge management and public safety with its cutting edge EFS System. By eliminating subjectivity of inspections for cracking in bridge members MATECH is helping to reduce wasted funds by prioritizing repairs and providing immediate verification of the repairs' effectiveness.


MATECH Corp., founded in 1983, is an engineering, research and development company based in Los Angeles, CA. The Company specializes in technologies to measure microscopic fractures in metal structures. MATECH is now marketing its patented Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFS) and other advanced crack-detection technologies to bridge asset managers, railroad companies, and governmental agencies across the United States and internationally. To learn more, please visit:

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