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Talbor Material Patented for Use in Transport of Nuclear Fuel

  • Sunday, 28th January 2007
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Talon Composites has received a US patent for the fabrication of their metal matrix material called Talbor.

This proprietary material and technology is used to make shielding plates that achieve high neutron absorption utilizing a very fine grain structure and greater homogeneous disbursement of Boron, which enables nuclear fuel companies to implement safer and more effective fuel transport strategies.

Thresher’s President, Tom Flessner, remarked, “”Our subsidiary, Talon Composites, provides a much needed component for nuclear fuel casks. In building and assembling this new type of material, we have now patented the best available technology and materials throughout the world. Our internal technology team is confident in its ability to deliver the best quality, most innovative materials on the market today.””

Thresher’s Vice President of business development, Robin A. Carden, added, “”Today we see a new renaissance in the world toward nuclear energy and the Thresher-Talon team is proud to partner with many of the industry leaders to keep nuclear energy safe and clean.””

The Talon Composites group produces and markets a range of advanced metal matrix composites under the name of Talbor and Boralyn. The MMCs consist of aluminum and boron carbide and are supplied primarily to the nuclear waste and nuclear transportation industries for neutron absorption applications. Talon’s process results in the boron carbide being dispersed evenly throughout the composite, making it particularly suitable to the nuclear industry.


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