|BELTSVILLE, Md., Sept. 20 -- Imperium, Inc., the sole developer and
manufacturer of ultrasound imaging cameras for Non-Destructive Inspection
("NDI") announced today the company has signed a global distribution agreement
with Hypercoat Enterprises, PTE LTD, of Singapore, a leading distributor of
aircraft parts and materials for the aircraft manufacturing and maintenance
"Our company is expanding its reach globally, and alignment with a major
distributor such as Hypercoat helps us penetrate deeper into one of the most
important sectors, the aerospace and aircraft industries," said Bob Lasser,
President and CEO of Imperium, Inc. "Aircraft designers and manufacturers are
increasingly looking into advance composite materials to increase performance
benefits on their aircraft, and they need every available, reliable tool to
ensure that inspection and maintenance are performed to the highest standards.
Our technology helps them achieve these goals."
Hypercoat is now promoting the Acoustocam to target customers in aircraft
manufacturing and maintenance, and the company has plans to target the wind
energy sector in the manufacturing of wind turbine blades.
"We look at every aspect of aircraft composite manufacturing and repair and
align ourselves with well-established manufacturers who are leaders in their
respective fields, and that is why we selected the Acoustocam from Imperium,"
said Hassan Othman, General Manager of Hypercoat. "We have never had any
technology like the Acoustocam in our portfolio - the simplicity of use and
clear imaging of defects provided by the technology will facilitate our efforts
Hypercoat offers customers a fully integrated service in terms of supply of
approved materials, tooling and equipment; as well as accredited training
Hypercoat Enterprises began its existence in 1983, initially as a trading
division of Heli-Orient (Singapore) Pte Ltd. Driven by optimism and the ambition
to be a significant player in the field of aviation supply, Hypercoat opened an
office in USA in 1988, Hansair Logistics, Inc., with a main focus on the
aviation market. In addition, the company services areas such as aircraft
repainting, refurbishing of aircraft interiors and repair of composite parts.
Jointly, Hypercoat and Hansair now represent more than 30 vendors from USA and
Europe, serving their interest worldwide through our sales offices in USA,
Singapore, Germany, South Africa, India, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, China,
Chile, Brazil, United Kingdom, Australia and most recently Vietnam. From only
eight employees in 1985, Hypercoat and Hansair have now close to 100 full-time
employees world-wide. More on the company can be found here:
About Imperium, Inc.
Imperium, Inc. is a privately-held Maryland "C" corporation that develops and
manufactures advanced ultrasound imaging systems. Dr. Marvin E. Lasser, the
former chief scientist of the U.S. Army and director of research for Ford
(Philco Division) founded the company in 1996. Imperium sells its products
through direct and indirect sales channels, and through flagship OEM partners in
different industries. Applications of the technology can be found in industrial,
medical, sub sea, and biometric settings. The technology is protected by several
granted and pending patents. www.imperiuminc.com