September 14, 2009 07:00 ET

MATECH's EFS Work With New Jersey DOT Highlighted in Federal Publication

Federal Highway Administration Highlights MATECH's EFS Work for the New Jersey Department of Transportation to Industry Professionals

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2009) - MATECH Corp. (OTCBB: MTCH) announced today that its leading technology, the Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFS) System, was presented by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in order to highlight bridge inspection advancements. In addition, the technology was recently featured in the FHWA's industry publication, FOCUS Magazine (, in which the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) indicated that they would use MATECH's technology again.

A major Agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the FHWA is responsible for ensuring that America's roads and highways continue to be the safest and most technologically advanced. The FHWA provides financial and technical support to them for constructing, improving, and preserving America's highway system. The agency is provided an annual budget of more than $30 billion.

The presentation by the FHWA focused on one of MATECH's EFS inspections for the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) ( The oldest state transportation agency in the country, the NJDOT is responsible for transportation issues and policy in the State of New Jersey.

MATECH's EFS technology was used to detect active cracking on the Route 72/Manahawkin Bay Bridge in Ocean County, New Jersey. Specifically, the NJDOT was interested in detecting cracks in retrofitted and non-retrofitted areas. Pleased with the result of MATECH's work, the NJDOT has indicated that it would use the technology again.

MATECH has a proven track record of saving bridge owners money through improving bridge management and public safety with its cutting edge technology, the EFS System. Through eliminating subjectivity of inspections for cracking in bridge members (the FHWA has stated that 90% of these cracks are missed with visual inspection), MATECH is helping to eliminate wasted funds by prioritizing repairs and verifying their effectiveness immediately.

"We are very pleased that the FHWA, in conjunction with NJDOT, has provided industry professionals with information about the capabilities of our cutting-edge EFS technology," said Robert M. Bernstein, CEO of MATECH. "This represents yet another independent opinion from bridge owners that our EFS technology provides real value in making bridge management decisions. Such a favorable review by a highly regarded organization like the NJDOT in the FHWA's publication will no doubt cause bridge owners around the nation to further investigate our EFS technology."


MATECH Corp., formerly Material Technologies, Inc., was founded in 1983 and is based in Los Angeles. It is an engineering, research and development company that specializes in technologies to measure microscopic fractures in metal structures and to monitor metal fatigue. The Company has already completed significant work for the federal government -- generating $8.3 million to develop technology to detect metal fatigue in aircraft. It has also received $5 million in private investments. Building on that base, it is now marketing its technologies to companies and government agencies involved in the inspection of metal highway and railroad bridges. To learn more, go to

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