SOURCE: Megola Inc.

Megola Inc.

August 27, 2010 08:33 ET

Megola Continues Testing/Certifications of Hartindo™ AF21 Total Fire Inhibitor on Fabrics Used for U.S. Armed Forces Battle Dress Uniforms

AF21 Renders Materials Non-Flammable With Extreme High Heat Resistance

POINT EDWARD, ON--(Marketwire - August 27, 2010) -  Megola Inc. (OTCBB: MGON), a leading environmental solution provider, announces that continued textile certification tests are being conducted on fabrics used in the battle dress uniforms (BDU) for the U.S. Armed Forces. The fabrics have been treated with Hartindo™ AF21, a water-based, non-toxic, environmentally-friendly fire inhibitor, and further enhanced with a proven antimicrobial binding ingredient, and will now undergo testing for wash durability standards. Testing will be done by the Textiles Division of the CTT Group, located in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec.

Video demonstrations of the effectiveness of Hartindo™ AF21 on Military Fabrics

http://www.youtube.com/user/MEGOLAinc#p/c/6CBFB291D8D03F15/1/Hau1mWFOq5M

http://www.youtube.com/user/MEGOLAinc#p/c/8C612FE1EAF0831D/1/HfuCcuQrzjg

"Third party testing and certifications have continuously proven that Hartindo AF21 stands alone in its fire inhibiting and heat resistant properties. Megola continues to garner more and more attention from groups that are seeking environmental solutions that do not compromise on quality, performance or cost. In fact, this is where Hartindo AF21 is most impressive, as it far exceeds many of the basic fire retardant standards in many different industries and applications," states Joel Gardner, CEO Megola Inc.

US Department of Defense Budget: $688 billion (est. 2010), $719 billion (est. 2011)

Recent articles released in late 2006 and early 2007 highlight the increased demand for, and current limitations of, a common fire retardant fabric. 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-12-14-safer-uniforms_x.htm

http://www.stripes.com/news/army-giving-troops-fire-resistant-clothing-1.63514

Non-Flammable vs Competitors Short Term Flame Resistance

Unlike many current fire retardants that only resist fire for a short period of time, Hartindo™ AF21-treated material will not burn. Flames from untreated material will not be able to spread when they encounter Hartindo™ AF21-treated material, which causes a fire to be limited to the size of the initial fuel source.

Hartindo AF21 treated fabrics:

  • NFPA 701- vertical burn test; flame propagation of textiles
  • NFPA 2112 - flame resistance for protection of industrial personnel against flash fires

Non-Toxic, Environmentally-Friendly

Hartindo™ AF21 is water-based and contains a mixture of inorganic compounds and a proprietary blend of fire-inhibiting ingredients. The results of toxicity testing performed by a third-party laboratory in the U.S.A., using Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved test methods, showed that Hartindo™ AF21 is essentially non-toxic when ingested and non-irritating upon contact with eyes or skin. This is in stark contrast to many current fire retardants that are solvent-based, toxic and potentially irritating to eyes and skin. In fact, there is strong evidence that some of the common fire retardant chemicals used today can bioaccumulate in our bodies and can persist for many years in the environment. 

Testing/Certifications:

Hartindo™ AF21 meets all international standards including:

  • British Standards (BTTG WIRA & LPC tested to Civil Aviation Authority CAA, UK)
  • US Regulations (tested to Federal Aviation Administration - FAA, USA)
  • SISIR (Singapore)
  • SIRIM (Malaysia)
  • BPPT (Indonesia)
  • NYC Fire Department Certificate of Approval for use as a 100% Cotton, or Cotton/Polyester Blend, Flameproofing Compound (NFPA Standard 701)
  • ASTM E84 (CLASS A) -- surface burning characteristics of building materials
  • ASTM E84 (with Bluwood) (CLASS A) -- various types of wood products - Douglas Fir, Southern Yellow Pine (SYP), SPF, plywood, etc.
  • 16 CFR 1633 -- open flame mattress flammability test
  • ASTM D 3201 -- Hygroscopicity Test(compared to Dricon (pressure-treated wood))
  • NFPA 701 -- vertical burn test; flame propagation of textiles
  • NFPA 2112 -- flame resistance for protection of industrial personnel against flash fires

About CTT Group
CTT Group offers a complete range of services to customers in the field of Primary Textile, Textile Products and Clothing. The CTT Group's ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 17025 certifications ensure that their growing network of customers receive an additional pledge of quality and professionalism. CTT is a dynamic, multi-service organization dedicated to assuring the prosperity of textile, geosynthetic and para-textile companies by adding value to their business processes.

For more information on the CTT Group, please visit http://www.groupecttgroup.com
For more info on Megola Inc., please visit www.megola.com  
Further Hartindo product videos can be seen on Megola's YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/MEGOLAinc

As of July 26, 2010, the Common Share structure for Megola is as follows:
 
Authorized:   200,000,000
Outstanding:   33,399,980
Restricted:   7,144,087
Float:   26,255,893

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