First Line Technology to Offer DeconGel for CBRN Contamination

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First Line Technology to Offer DeconGel for CBRN Contamination

Press Release Nov 29, 2012

November 29, 2012

CHANTILLY, VA—First Line Technology, LLC, an ISO 9001:2008-certified manufacturer and supplier of Out of the Box Solutions, announced continued expansion as the company begins selling products from CBI Polymers, Inc., the creators of DeconGel™, as part of the First Line Technology Decon Family, which also includes FiberTect® (First Line Technology sole source) and RSDL® (Bracco Diagnostics).

“DeconGel is a natural addition to the First Line Decon Family, having been proven highly effective during the ongoing nuclear clean-up at Fukushima (Japan),” said First Line Technology Vice President Randy Sakowitz. “DeconGel adds to the continually expanding First Line Technology Decon Family by contributing yet another product that minimizes hazardous waste and reduces the personnel burden while decreasing the cost of safe, effective decontamination.”

First Line Technology already offers a variety of decontamination products that are designed for use in decontaminating personnel, weapons and sensitive equipment, but is proud to announce the addition of DeconGel for use in the decontamination of infrastructure from Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) contamination.

DeconGel is a one component sprayable hydrogel that effectively decontaminates a broad range of surfaces and 3-D objects including concrete, steel, painted or unpainted surfaces, glove boxes, hoods, casks and other everyday items. DeconGel’s extraordinary binding properties trap and encapsulate a wide spectrum of radioisotopes and chemicals in a simple, no-preparation process, allowing easy and safe disposal. First Line could not be happier to be offering it for sale to the public. It can also be used routinely for monthly cleaning in place of power washing.

“We are pleased to be partnering with First Line Technology, a company widely respected as an innovative decontamination solutions provider,” said CBI Polymer President for Government and Defense Larry Stack. “DeconGel is proven to have outstanding efficacy in mitigating CBRN contamination and First Line’s presence and expertise in the first responder and military markets makes this an ideal alliance.”

The First Line Decon Family includes FiberTect, an activated wipe for sensitive equipment, people and weapons; RSDL (Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion), which is cleared for use by the FDA for use on skin; and DeconGel, a peelable polymer for infrastructure and fixation. With the growing Decon Family, First Line will be able to help first responders and military develop disaster preparedness plans and respond to both manmade and natural disasters effectively, efficiently and innovatively.

About First Line Technology
First Line Technology, LLC supplies Out of the Box Solutions to first responders and the military and is this year’s NDIA Small Business Success Story winner. Since 2003, First Line has established itself as a leader in new product development and distribution with innovative, yet simple, solutions and in 2012, the company was listed for the first time on the Inc. 500|5000 fastest growing privately-held companies. First Line prides itself in creating high-quality products that are comfortable, effective and safe for use in All-Hazards response including the AmbuBus (Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit), PhaseCore (Heat-Activated Personal Cooling Products) and FiberTect (Activated Carbon Dry Decon Wipes).

At First Line Technology PEOPLE are our most valuable asset. We believe that everything we do should be grounded in INTEGRITY and that we each have the responsibility to do the right thing. We’re committed to providing QUALITY products and services that meet customer requirements. And we feel as though we serve the COMMUNITY – our office, our city, our nation, and the world—best by serving those who serve others.

About CBI Polymers
CBI Polymers, Inc. (Delaware C-Corp) has commercialized the most advanced decontamination platform for radiological and hazardous waste remediation. The Company’s flagship product, DeconGel™, is a revolutionary polymeric strippable coating that enables highly effective, waterless remediation at dramatically lower costs than traditional methods. The environmentally friendly hydrogel technology attracts and binds to surface contaminants, encapsulating them in a polymer matrix that can be readily peeled when dry, leaving the underlying surface undamaged and free from contaminants. DeconGel has applications in commercial nuclear, petrochemical and manufacturing facilities, the utilities sector, the defense and aerospace sectors, mining, the maritime industry and global decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) projects. Customers include the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy and various other federal agencies, including multiple National Laboratories, and a wide spectrum of commercial customers. www.decongel.com.

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CBI Polymers, Inc. is a portfolio company of SKAI Ventures.

About SKAI Ventures
SKAI Ventures is a venture accelerator focused on transforming ingenious ideas into disruptive technologies and high growth companies with global impact. SKAI Venture’s portfolio companies include: Cellular Bioengineering, Inc./Eyegenix, CBI Polymers, Inc., TruTag Technologies, Inc., Eye Surgery Center of Hawaii, Endoscopy Institute of Hawaii, and The SKAI Vision Institute. SKAI Ventures’ motto is Invent. Disrupt. Inspire. www.skaiventures.com.

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