Warren-based Company Honored with Environmental Award


DETROIT — The Environmental Management Association recently awarded its annual Environmental Achievement Award to Advanced Surface Technologies of Warren.

Advanced Surface Technologies was honored for its proprietary Teflon-like coating that has revolutionized the OEM paint-shop maintenance process and has also virtually eliminated all injuries related to prior maintenance processes.

Now out of the beta phase and being implemented by GM, Ford, Toyota and other manufacturers, the product eliminates the use of harsh chemical treatments, 40,000 psi pressure washing and constant replacement of walls and grates from the paint shops. The non-stick surface allows the paint to flow smoothly through the grates which reduces costs, injuries and impact to the environment.

The other corporate finalists included World Medical Relief of Detroit, Great Lakes Filters of St. Claire Shores, and the Brown Brother Dairy of Sandusky.

Three Detroit area students who participated in the 57th annual Detroit Science and Engineering Fair were also honored by the Environmental Management Association.

The winners include:

  • First place – $1,000: Katharina Grenne, a 10th grade student from Dearborn Divine Child, whose project (“Sugar Beets: The New Gaso-line”) used sour milk and sugar beets to create methane hydrogen gasutilizing an old ice cream maker.
  • Second place-$500: Sayed Raza, a 10th grade student from DearbornCenter for Math, Science and Technology for his project “Bio-remeditation of CO2 utilizing Emaliania Huxleyi.”
  • Third place – $250 from EMA: Halima Begum, an 11th grade student at the Detroit International Academy for Young Women for her investigative project, “Fire Proofing Homes for Safer Communities and Cleaner Environment.”

For more information, visit emaweb.org

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