NEI Corporation announced that the USPTO has issued a notice of allowance for its patent for a self-healing coating technology. The allowed claims describe an environmentally benign, conversion coating formulation, specifically applicable to copper and copper alloys. The inorganic-organic hybrid coating (NANOMYTE PT-30), which can be applied by dipping, spraying or flow coating, provides protection against corrosion caused by dissolved salts and ammonia. The development of NANOMYTE PT-30 was aided in part by funding from the EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. NEI has developed similar coatings to mitigate corrosion of aluminum, magnesium, stainless steel and galvanized steel. Patent applications for these coatings are pending office action. NANOMYTE coatings are versatile, and can be modified to introduce color and other features to meet performance and aesthetic requirements.