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
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
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