Hypercoat to distribute Imperium NDI systems

Hypercoat Enterprises will distribute Imperium's Accoustocam ultrasound imaging cameras for non-destructive inspection of composite structures and parts.

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Imperium Inc. (Beltsville, Md., USA), a developer and manufacturer of ultrasound imaging cameras for non-destructive inspection (NDI), announced on Sept. 20 that the company has signed a global distribution agreement with Hypercoat Enterprises Pte. Ltd. (Singapore), a distributor of aircraft parts and materials for the aircraft manufacturing and maintenance industries.

"Our company is expanding its reach globally, and alignment with a major distributor such as Hypercoat helps us penetrate deeper into one of the most important sectors, the aerospace and aircraft industries," said Bob Lasser, president and CEO of Imperium Inc. "Aircraft designers and manufacturers are increasingly looking into advance composite materials to increase performance benefits on their aircraft, and they need every available, reliable tool to ensure that inspection and maintenance are performed to the highest standards. Our technology helps them achieve these goals."

Hypercoat is now promoting Imperium’s Acoustocam to target customers in aircraft manufacturing and maintenance, and the company has plans to target the wind energy sector in the manufacturing of wind turbine blades.

"We look at every aspect of aircraft composite manufacturing and repair and align ourselves with well-established manufacturers who are leaders in their respective fields, and that is why we selected the Acoustocam from Imperium," said Hassan Othman, general manager of Hypercoat. "We have never had any technology like the Acoustocam in our portfolio — the simplicity of use and clear imaging of defects provided by the technology will facilitate our efforts with customers."