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Newsmakers in Business, Feb. 7
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Dahlonega company earns $100,000 federal grant for carbon age sensors
Polymer Aging Concepts, a Dahlonega company, recently received a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to research the use of carbon nano-tubes in sensors that track the age or remaining life of products.

The grant will continue research, in affiliation with Georgia Institute of Technology, to develop sensors that can monitor the life of most degradable products. These AgeAlert sensors determine the "age" or remaining life of many industrial, commercial and consumer products, reflecting the way the product is stored and used.

Polymer Aging Concepts holds six patents and patent applications on AgeAlert technology. The company previously received $1.5 million in funding from the Department of Energy to develop a technology that will directly measure the age of a polymer product using a simple, low-cost sensor.