SOURCE: Platinum Research Organization, Inc.

November 20, 2006 09:00 ET

Whitmore Group to Market New Rail Grease Using Catalyzed Materials From Platinum Research Organization

Field Tests Complete; Lubricant for Railroad Applications Is Now on the Market

DALLAS, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 20, 2006 -- The Whitmore Group, a Rockwall, Texas-based company that develops and markets specialized lubricants and coatings, is introducing a new custom, curve-rail, anti-wear lubricant that uses catalyzed materials developed and patented by Platinum Research Organization, Inc. (OTCBB: PLRO) (PRO).

In field tests conducted in late 2005 and early 2006, the lubricant demonstrated better performance characteristics than comparable formulations without the PRO materials, according to Whitmore's Technical Director, Milt Wittig. Furthermore, simultaneous advanced laboratory tests utilizing actual rail metallurgy revealed appreciable anti-wear protection from the PRO catalyst.

"Not only did the lubricant perform better in tests, PRO's formulation reduces the additive package cost since it uses less molybdenum disulfide (moly), a critical anti-wear ingredient in most greases," said Wittig.

"We're excited that Whitmore will be the first company to commercialize our patented formulation," said Matt Hawkins, PRO's Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

The formulation was developed by scientists at the University of Texas at Arlington and The Whitmore Group, which conducted the field tests.

"The lubricant uses patented catalyzed materials developed by PRO in combination with ZDDP (zinc dialkyl dithiophosphate) to significantly lower the amount of moly needed to meet wear protection requirements," explained Pranesh Aswath, Ph.D., a professor in the department of mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering program at UTA, who conducted the laboratory tests leading up to the development of the lubricant.

"Since the price of moly has increased significantly over the last several years, PRO's formulation allows Whitmore's customers to continue to reap the benefits of moly while reducing the amount of moly required as well as the cost," Hawkins said. Whitmore intends to market the new lubricant as part of its Railmaster® line.

Hawkins noted that PRO plans to continue working with The Whitmore Group and several other companies in the lubricant field to develop and test new anti-wear greases for CV joints and other industrial applications.

About Platinum Research Organization, Inc.

Platinum Research Organization, Inc. (www.platinumresearch.com) was formed in 1996 to design and commercialize patented, high-performance lubricants and coatings. Its proprietary formulations and processes are protected by four U.S. patents, five U.S. patent applications, three continuation-in-part applications and several trade secrets. The company is based in Dallas.

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