NanoMech, Truck-Lite work together to improve electric systems in trucking industry

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Springdale-based NanoMech has partnered with Truck-Lite Co. of Falconer, N.Y., to produce a new line of electrical system products with improved resistance to electrical malfunction, corrosion and oxidation.

The new Nano line of products uses NanoMech’s nGlide technology to “eradicate corrosion, provide enhanced barriers to moisture, dielectric protection and water washout resistance and reduce friction by orders of magnitude over traditional commodity products,” according to a news release.

NanoMech uses nano-scale materials (down to 1 billionth of a meter) to make products that perform better including lubricants, dielectric materials and corrosion protection, according to the release. Truck-Lite is a global provider for heavy-duty lighting, wire harness and visibility systems. The companies “are vigilant and keenly aware of the significant threat that electrical system corrosion poses to the medium and heavy-duty trucking industries globally.”

Truck-Lite works 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,” Brad Van Riper, senior vice president and chief technology officer of Truck-Lite, said in the release. “Our agreement with NanoMech will allow us to offer a superior level and customer-focused product line to the industry.”

NanoMech’s “dielectric protection products have been tested and approved by the largest truck fleets and OEMs in the industry,” Ajay P. Malshe, founder and chief technology officer for NanoMech, said in the release. “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…”

Jim Phillips, chairman and CEO for NanoMech, said the company “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.”