October 05, 2009 07:30 ET

MATECH Signs Contract to Perform EFS Testing on a Landmark Bridge

MATECH's EFS Testing Services to Be Provided for Major Interstate Transportation Agency

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 5, 2009) - MATECH Corp. (OTCBB: MTCH) ( is pleased to announce that the Company has signed a contract with a major interstate transportation agency to perform advanced crack detection services using its revolutionary Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFS) System on a landmark bridge. MATECH's EFS technology is the only practical nondestructive bridge inspection method able to detect growing cracks as small as 0.01 inches in bridges and other structures.

This significant EFS testing project will be performed by MATECH in conjunction with an EFS service provider and is intended to determine (1) which cracks are growing on the bridge; (2) which fatigue susceptible areas on the bridge have growing cracks that cannot be detected with other methods; and (3) which crack repairs are working and which are not.

"We are pleased to announce to MATECH shareholders that we have signed a contract to perform EFS Testing on this landmark bridge, and consider such a high-profile project to be a significant milestone for the Company," said Robert Bernstein, CEO of MATECH.

Mr. Bernstein added that management will provide specific details on this bridge project once the inspection is complete.

Somewhere in America a bridge fails every week -- despite the significant funds spent on inspections every year. The communities, home to these small- to medium-size steel bridges, pay a high price for their closure and/or collapse -- not only in terms of traffic congestion and economic productivity, but too often in human lives as well. MATECH's revolutionary EFS technology is one answer to this growing problem.


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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