Truck-Lite Co. LLC of Falconer, New York, recently announced an exclusive long-term partnership with NanoMech of Springdale.
Truck-Lite produces heavy-duty lighting, wire harness and visibility systems, while NanoMech uses nanotechnology to develop advanced products — lubricants, dielectric materials, corrosion protection and other innovative compounds — for industrial and mechanical applications.
Through the partnership, Truck-Lite said it will introduce a new series of Nano line products designed to provide a vastly improved level of performance-increasing resistance to electrical malfunction, corrosion and oxidation.
NanoMech's new technology is called nGlide. The company said these nano-engineered formulations eradicate corrosion, provide enhanced barriers to moisture, dielectric protection and water washout resistance and reduce friction by orders of magnitude over traditional commodity products.
Brad Van Riper, senior vice president and chief technology officer of Truck-Lite, said in a news release, "Truck-Lite understands that the desire of the fleet is to find products that can last the life of the vehicle, and Truck-Lite's new Nano product family moves us a giant step closer to achieving that goal. Our agreement with NanoMech will allow us to offer a superior level and customer-focused product line to the industry."
Ajay P. Malshe, NanoMech founder and chief technology office, said in the release, "We have dramatically improved the field of multi-functional protection, and our dielectric protection products have been tested and approved by the largest truck fleets and OEMs in the industry."
He also said, "Nanoengineered materials provide unique material behavior, clinging to even the smoothest surfaces with a long-lasting electrical protective coating at the nanoscale. No other product can protect electrical interfaces to the nano-level like this technology; it stands up to the most extreme and harshest operating conditions and is perfect for the widest range of electric connections and interfaces, including LED lighting, batteries, harnesses and many more."
Nanomech Chairman and CEO James M. Phillips added, "NanoMech aims to revolutionize trucking performance, efficiency and sustainability. Our goal is to always out-science everyone else while working closely with industry leaders such as Truck-Lite."