SOURCE: Material Technologies, Inc.

April 10, 2006 16:05 ET

Pennsylvania Shows Interest in MATECH's Patented EFS Technology for Finding Growing Fatigue Cracks in Bridges

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2006 -- Material Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: MTNA) ("Matech"), announces that Pennsylvania has shown great interest in evaluating Matech's patented Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFS) technology on several of their steel bridges. State highway departments are very concerned about the conditions of their steel bridges, and are interested in exploring every avenue to improve their maintenance, safety and structural integrity.

The EFS is the only non-destructive testing technology that can find growing cracks in metals, and cracks below the surface, as small as 0.010 inches. This critical information will allow bridge engineers to fix the specific bridges in most need of repair, and also verify that repairs are effective in halting further fatigue crack growth, by determining that previously found fatigue cracks are no longer growing. Being able to prioritize needed repairs by using EFS, significant cost savings can be realized, and the most critical bridges can be repaired sooner, thereby eliminating bridge postings (that is, restricting the weights of some trucks) and minimizing any adverse economic impacts.

Pennsylvania has provided information on three major bridges across the state where fatigue damage is of concern. Matech will plan on the use of EFS for special inspections of these structures. Following an informal visit to each bridge, Matech will prepare and execute a detailed plan for inspection using EFS and recommending amelioration methods.

"We expect many more states to approach us this year and we look forward to using our EFS technology to help them to greatly improve their success ratio in focusing repairs on the most structurally damaged bridges," says Robert M. Bernstein, the CEO of Material Technologies, Inc. "This is a very exciting time for us and the bridge industry, as we believe that our patented technology will make a significant contribution to the safety and integrity of the nation's 200,000 metal bridges that come under the Federal inspection mandate."

MATECH is engaged in the research and development of metal fatigue detection, measurement, and monitoring technologies. As such, the Company has developed a suite of devices for the non-destructive testing of metal fatigue and monitoring of structural integrity. These technologies can be applied in virtually any industry in which metal is a significant structural component; i.e.: Bridges, Aerospace, Railroad, Oil & Gas, Construction, Shipping, etc.

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