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U.S. NAVY APPROVES TRANSHIELD’S ARMORDILLO™ PROTECTIVE COVERS FOR USE BY SURFACE SHIP FLEET — Press Release

by: Matthew Potter
September 11, 2013

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Transhield High-Tech Covers Protect Equipment Against Corrosion in Saltwater Environment

ELKHART, Ind. (September 11, 2013) – Transhield, Inc., the leading manufacturer of high-tech protective covers for commercial and industrial markets, announced today that their patented Armordillo™ protective covers have successfully completed evaluation with the U.S. Navy. The evaluation of Transhield Armordillo advanced protective cover technology occurred over a nine month period onboard several surface combatants and at the Naval Research Lab. As a result of the evaluation, Naval Sea Systems Command released a message to all Naval Commands (COMNAVSEASYSCOM WASHINGTON DC – DTG 061625Z SEP 13) stating it has approved Armordillo protective covers for use by the surface ship fleet to help reduce corrosion of weapons systems and other topside equipment.

“Based on our own extensive testing we have always been confident in the ability of our high-tech protective covers to provide superior corrosion protection in extreme environments. To have that confirmed through this U.S. Navy evaluation is deeply gratifying. We are very excited that Transhield can deliver to the U.S. Navy a next generation cover technology that is much lighter, easier to install and significantly less expensive than current covers,” said James Glick, Transhield’s president.

Continued Glick, “The saltwater environment is among the harshest and provides a significant challenge for maintaining equipment. We developed our Armordillo technology in response to the U.S. Navy’s need to effectively protect equipment in these types of onboard conditions. Our employees take a great deal of pride in the fact that we are supporting the warfighter at sea with a product that helps ensure mission readiness.”
Transhield’s patented technology is integrated throughout its protective covers. It reduces corrosion by 85 to 95 percent by wicking away moisture from metal while simultaneously disrupting the electrochemical reaction that causes corrosion.

All Transhield’s protective covers are tested using ASTM standards for breathability, ultraviolet blockage, tensile strength, and yield strength. They are lightweight, 100-percent waterproof and provide years of use.

Transhield has supplied more than 20,000 vehicle and equipment covers to the U.S. Military since 2008. Transhield protective covers are available on the GSA Federal Supply Schedule under contact number GS-02F-0103R.

About Transhield, Inc.

Transhield, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of a broad range of protective covers for use in the defense, aerospace, marine, rail and other industrial markets. Transhield products are valued worldwide for their high quality, patented corrosion reduction technology, and customized fit to help protect equipment investments. The company produces more than 120,000 covers annually and has been a supplier to the U.S. Military since 2001. Transhield is a small business headquartered in Elkhart, Ind., and has approximately 30 employees.

For more information, visit www.transhield-usa.com. Also find Transhield on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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