VANCOUVER, BC – May 13, 2015 – IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. (TSX-V: IB; OTCQX: IAALF), a leading advanced alloys and precision castings company, is attending an invitational materials symposium hosted by Texas A&M University, in collaboration with Rice University. The event, being held June 23 – 24, 2015 at Texas A&M’s College Station Campus, will bring together leading materials and engineering experts from national laboratories, academic institutions and major manufacturing companies including Ford, Raytheon, General Electric and NASA and others.
The workshop will focus on the advancements and potential applications of lightweight, advanced materials. It will also explore recent materials and process developments that offer new methods for precision manufacturing and enhanced product durability. IBC will have the opportunity to meet with key industry players to highlight the advantages of its Beralcast® alloys, which are ideally suited to many aerospace applications where lightweight, high modulus and cost are critical performance factors.
This symposium will also provide IBC with an excellent platform to advance its beryllium oxide fuel (“BeO”) and nuclear fuel research with Purdue and Texas A&M University. The aim of the R&D is to develop a commercial fuel that enhances the efficiency and safety of existing nuclear fuels and to contribute to the development of improved accident tolerant fuel designs and their performance.
“We are pleased to attend this symposium which underscores the importance of advanced materials and technologies for a wide range of industries. IBC is committed to materials and process improvements and with our Beralcast® alloys and BeO enhanced fuel designs, IBC is at the forefront of advanced materials research and commercialization,” said Anthony Dutton, President and CEO. “This event attracts world class companies that support manufacturing and materials innovation and IBC is proud to contribute to this important and ongoing dialogue.”
IBC’s sponsored R&D at Purdue University and Texas A&M University focuses on the structure and composition of BeO enhanced fuel to improve fuel performance including longer life, more stability, improved safety and better thermal conductivity. IBC is in discussions with a number of potential nuclear industry partners to explore and discuss the next phase of its BeO fuel R&D, including irradiation requirements and testing of the fuel in test reactors.
About IBC Advanced Alloys Corp.
IBC is an integrated manufacturer and distributor of rare metals (beryllium) based alloys and related products serving a variety of industries including nuclear energy, automotive, telecommunications and a range of industrial applications. IBC has 80 employees and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with production facilities in Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Missouri. IBC is creating a dynamic global beryllium and advanced alloys company. IBC’s common shares are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “IB” and the OTCQX under the symbol “IAALF.”
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