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Abakan to Present at International Thermal Spray Conference and Exposition 2015

May 8, 2015

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - May 8, 2015) - Abakan Inc. (OTCQB: ABKI) ("Abakan"), an emerging leader in the advanced coatings and metal formulations markets, proudly announces that its subsidiary, MesoCoat, Inc. ("MesoCoat"), has been invited to give two presentations on its PComP™  thermal spray coating materials at the International Thermal Spray Conference and Exhibition 2015. ITSC 2015, the world's largest thermal spray conference and exposition, is to be held May 11-14 at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California. MesoCoat will also be exhibiting in booth #1624 at the conference. Please see MesoCoat's presentation and exhibition schedule below and make sure to visit MesoCoat representatives in booth #1624.


MesoCoat will be presenting field testing and lab testing data on how its PComP-W and PComP-T coatings lead to 3-10 times useful life extension for oilfield and industrial components. Data will also be presented on the recently introduced PComP-M coating, which is a non-stick corrosion-resistant coating for liquid metal environments that can provide greater than a 6 times life-extension for sink rolls and other components used in metal production and galvanizing. MesoCoat was selected over several other technology companies to present at this highly competitive event primarily because MesoCoat has developed a proprietary manufacturing process to produce the only thermal spray coating in the world that is both hard and tough, withstanding both impact and stress. MesoCoat is also the only company that has developed titanium-nitride and silicon-nitride based thermal spray coating materials. No other company has been able to achieve this goal, even after 20-30 years of sustained research and development in this area.

MesoCoat's CEO, Mr. Stephen Goss, CTO, Priv. Doz. Dr. Evelina Vogli, VP, Mr. Anupam Ghildyal and other company engineers and business development professionals will be exhibiting the PComP and CermaClad™ products from May 11-13 at the exposition. Dr. Vogli attended the exposition 9 times in the past, when she was the Chief Technology Officer of the Technical Dortmund University, Institute of Materials Engineering, chairing several symposiums on wear and corrosion resistant, thermal sprayed coatings and their characterization. The Abakan and MesoCoat team looks to educate the attendees about how extending the useful life of metal components using PComP coatings could help save OEM's and other end-users millions of dollars through reduced downtime and lower maintenance costs, while reducing the cost from early replacement due to the failure of coatings on those components.

Please email us at [email protected] if you would like to receive a free pass for the ITSC 2015 exposition.

Visit us at our Booth, #1624
Monday, May 11: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 12: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 13: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center

Attend our Presentation
Nanocomposite Boride Coating for Molten Metal Corrosion Resistance
Monday, May 11, 2015 at 5:10 p.m.
Room 101A - Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center

Hierarchical Nanocomposite Coatings for Component Life Extension
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 8:20 a.m. 
Room 102A - Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center

About ITSC
ITSC stands for the "International Thermal Spray Conference and Exposition" that is organized by ASM's Thermal Spray Society (TSS), the German Welding Society (DVS), and the International Institute of Welding (IIW). ITSC 2015 is held with AeroMat and Microstructural Characterization of Aerospace Materials and Coatings. The conference is produced by ASM International, the world's largest association of metals-centric materials engineers and scientists. ASM is dedicated to informing, educating, and connecting the materials community to solve problems and stimulate innovation around the world.

Every year, ITSC brings together the thermal space community to discuss and display the latest advances in thermal spray, aerospace and metallurgy industries at one time under one roof.

About PComP Long-Life Thermal Spray Coatings
PComPs are cermets fabricated into a hierarchical structure, developed with microstructures, engineered at the nano-, micro- and meso- scale, to offer revolutionary performance and cost breakthroughs. These materials are formed with a nanocomposite core and binder coating, which are made using a combination of low friction, high wear resistance and excellent corrosion resistant materials. The nano-composite core provides high wear resistance, low friction and light weight, and the binders provide corrosion resistance, toughness, ductility, resiliency, and improved deposition efficiency. This combination results in a high toughness, ductile-phased toughened structure of high hardness tiles separated by ductile binder laminates.

Important to note is that PComP is a manufacturing methodology and not merely a product, which means that, with the PComP manufacturing methodology, Abakan can combine a variety of materials that usually do not go-well together; leading to the best-in-class corrosion- and wear-protection. PComP cermet coatings can replace electrolytic hard chrome, electroplating, spray and fuse, and thermal spray carbides to impart wear and corrosion resistance, and reduce friction in sliding wear applications. PComP coatings are easy and fast to apply, and machine to tight tolerances for dimensional restoration of OEM or worn E&P components. The PComP family of coating materials has been designed to act as drop-in replacements for thermal spray powders and will work with today's existing application systems. To learn more about our PComP coatings please feel free to reach us by phone (216) 453-0866 or email ([email protected]).

About Abakan Inc.
Abakan develops, manufactures, and markets advanced nanocomposite materialsinnovative fabricated metal products and highly engineered metal composites for applications in the oil and gas, petrochemical, mining, aerospace and defense, energy, infrastructure and processing industries. Abakan’s technology portfolio currently includes high-speed, large-area metal cladding technologylong-life nanocomposite anti-corrosion and wear coating materials. Abakan's products have demonstrated longer life, higher productivity and extremely high strength-to-weight ratios compared to competing technologies. The Abakan group of companies has been honored by The Wall Street Journal as the #1 Manufacturing Innovation across the globe, by Pipeline Industries Guild as the Top Subsea Pipeline Technology, by Forbes as the #1 Most Promising Material Science Company in the United States, by American Metals Market with the Steel Excellence Award, by Inc. 500 as one of the Fastest Growing Manufacturing Company in the U.S., and has received numerous other trade, industry and technology awards including five R&D 100 Awards and a Technology Innovation Award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Over $50 million has been invested in product development and testing by federal agencies, national labs and our companies in order to deliver products that offer improved performance over the current state of art. Abakan has successfully introduced its PComP™ W for metal asset protection and life extension in the oil and gas and mining industries, and is currently focusing on the scale-up and commercialization of its highly disruptive metal cladding products for the oil and gas, oil sands, and mining industries. Abakan currently operates from multiple locations in United States, and intends to expand global operations in Canada, South-east Asia, Mexico and South America.

Forward-Looking Statements
A number of statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. These forward looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties including technological obsolescence, market acceptance of future products, competitive market conditions, and the sufficiency of capital resources. The actual results Abakan may achieve could differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties. Abakan encourages the public to read the information provided here in conjunction with its most recent filings on Form 10-K,Form 10-Q and 8-K. Abakan’s public filings may be viewed at

Abakan Inc.
Robert Miller, Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 786-206-5368
Email: [email protected]

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