Whew! What a year!

The year 2000 started with a controlled big bang, though it may have been rather disappointing for the Y2K alarmists.  It definitely ends with quite an array of fireworks.

First of all, we would like to thank all of you for your dedication and hard work.  As you can see in the following chart, the sales of products introduced within the last four years amounted to 26% of the 2000 total sales.  Needless to say, it is far beyond our lofty goal of a 20% share of year sales from product introduced within the last five years.

Secondly, our pens have been very busy these last few months.  We will have 6 papers at NACE 2001, the world's largest conference on corrosion.  This year the meeting will take place in Houston, Texas, home of the NACE organization.  Thousands of engineers, scientists, chemists and other specialists will gather to hear about the latest developments in the field of corrosion science.

In addition to the technical papers to be presented at NACE 2001, we will publish a supplement to the January 2001 Materials Performance magazine issue.  Published monthly, Materials Performance (MP) is the world's largest circulation journal dedicated exclusively to corrosion prevention and control.  MP presents peer-reviewed articles offering solutions to common corrosion problems in marine, underground, atmospheric and industrial environments.  This supplement includes eight articles covering most of our product lines along with various references.

Furthermore, we will have another article published in the February issue of MP magazine.  It will review some of our biodegradable products.

We are introducing more than fifteen new products in this newsletter.  They cover a wide range of applications and means of delivery.  No doubt that we have great fun working on novel ideas and turning them into cash.

Finally, a review of LIFE-365, a service life prediction model for concrete structures and a Q&A session on biodegradable products conclude this newsletter.

Have fun!

Christophe Chandler