Talon Composites Selects MMC Japanese Representative

11 February 2005

Talon Composites, LLC, a manufacturer of proprietary metal matrix composites (MMC), has appointed J.E. Access Ltd., a Yokohama-based technology-transfer and consulting firm, as its representative office in Japan.

Talon President Robin Carden remarked, ""Talon's high performance advanced metal matrix materials can be used in a variety of applications throughout Japan, and we are excited to announce our partnership with J.E. Access. We are committed to serving our customers throughout the world, and the Talon team is pleased to join forces with J.E. Access President Hans-Henning Judek and his associates to better serve the Japanese market.""

Hans-Henning Judek, President of J.E. Access, noted, ""We at J.E. Access have been meeting regularly with the Talon Composites team and have found that their materials dramatically reduce weight without sacrificing structural strength. Talon recognizes the great opportunities that exist in the Japanese market, and J.E. Access looks forward to exploring these new business relationships together with Talon.""

Mr. Carden added, ""At this point, we are focusing on identifying partners who can best utilize Talon's proprietary materials in nuclear shielding applications. The impending operational launch of the Rokkasho nuclear reprocessing plant and use of MOX nuclear fuels has created a strong demand for high-safety nuclear shielding materials in Japan. We are looking forward to helping keep the citizens of Japan safe from spent nuclear fuel, just as Talon has done in the United Kingdom, through our relationship with British Nuclear Fuel (BNFL) and in the United States and China, through our partnership with US-based NAC.""

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