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HPC among finalists named in 2005 Innovation Awards


SALT LAKE CITY - May 9, 2005 - HPC has been chosen as a finalist in for the third annual Stoel Rives UTAH INNOVATION AWARDS. This statewide program is sponsored by Wasatch Digital iQ magazine, the Utah Engineering Experiment Station, the Utah Information Technology Association, and the business law firm Stoel Rives LLP, with support from MountainWest Capital Network and the Utah Life Science Association.

HPC is a finalist in the Chemicals category for development of nanotechnology formulated surface treatments producing superior thermal/corrosion/abrasion resistance and bonding. These coatings are used in multiple applications including aerospace thermal barriers, aerospace wing deicing, protection from rain/particulate abrasion, high-density bonding of composite materials, and protection from acid corrosion.

Six winners - one from each category - will be announced at an awards lunch on May 19, 2005 at noon in the University of Utah Olpin Union Ballroom. A committee of 54 experts from private industry, government, and higher education selected the award finalists, three in each of the programs six categories: biotechnology, chemicals, medical devices, computer software & Web services, electrical devices and mechanical devices. Votes were tallied by the accounting firm KPMG. More details about the awards program are available at


HPC founder Jeff Holm