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MANTECH SRS TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPS NEW HIGH TECH SPACE PLASTIC USING POSS® NANOTECHNOLOGY

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POSS® NANOTECHNOLOGYManTech SRS Technologies, a unit of ManTech International Corporation (Nasdaq: MANT) has developed CORIN™ XLS Polyimide using POSS® technology. It is a colorless, organic/inorganic nanocomposite, which delivers unsurpassed levels of optical clarity, oxidative stability and stability to solar radiation. This fluorinated polyimide offers the highest atomic oxygen durability, as well as the highest light transmission of all CORIN grades, making it an ideal lightweight substitute material for glass used in space photovoltaic arrays in low earth orbit. 

ManTech International Corporation is a leading technology provider for the federal government, including the Departments of Defense and State. ManTech's expertise includes systems engineering, systems integration, technology, software development and engineering support. The company operates in the United States and over 40 countries worldwide. In 2005, Red Herring magazine selected ManTech as one of its Small Cap 100 Companies, and in 2006, Business 2.0 magazine named ManTech one of its 100 Fastest Growing Technology Companies. 

POSS® [Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes] is a revolutionary new Nanotechnology based on silicon-derived building blocks that provide nanometer-scale control to dramatically improve the thermal and mechanical properties of traditional polymers while offering easy incorporation using existing manufacturing protocols. These compounds have an average diameter of just 1.5 nanometers, or billionth of a meter. POSS® nanomaterials can be used both as direct replacements for hydrocarbon based materials or as low-density performance additives to traditional plastics. In December 2005, a Presidential Determination deemed POSS® Nanotechnology to be in the strategic national interest of the United States.