July 11, 2012 – Schenectady, NY – Starfire Systems, Inc. (www.starfiresystems.com), a leader in the field of Polymer-to-Ceramic™ technology, is proud to announce that it has joined the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials’ (UD-CCM) Industry-University Research Consortium. The Consortium-“Application of Composite Materials to Industrial Products”-partners with small, mid-size, and large companies in the private sector in a collaborative effort to advance composite materials technology and accelerate commercialization of industrial products.

“We are thrilled to join such a prestigious research consortium,” said Darren Welson, Director of Technology for Starfire Systems. “Over the past several months we have made great strides in our ongoing effort to commercialize our technology, and this partnership with UD-CCM will further enhance this initiative to the industry as well as to the other members of the consortium. Under the guidance of the Directors and senior researchers, we look forward to accomplishing great things working with UD-CCM’s full time Assistant Directors, Research and Development staff as well as faculty and students.”

UD-CCM’s Industry-University Research Consortium offers many benefits to participating members, including initiating and preparing proposals for research funding in areas of common interest, as well as consultation with CCM experts and access to CCM’s state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and proprietary software. Through the partnership, Starfire will work with CCM faculty and students in the area of processing of pre-ceramic polymers and related technologies.

About Starfire Systems, Inc.

Starfire Systems, a leader in the field of Polymer-to-Ceramic™ technology, engineers advanced materials for customers in need of low cost, environmentally friendly, ceramic components. Their patented processes result in lightweight, durable polymer derived ceramic (PDC) products that offer powerful resistance to the heat that is generated in today’s complex technologies, and which utilize manufacturing techniques found to be very versatile compared to the alternatives. With applications for a variety of market sectors, ranging from aerospace and armor, to friction materials and electronics, Starfire materials provide the strength and protection necessary to expand today’s technologies in new directions.

For more information, please contact Starfire® Systems at info@starfiresystems.com.

About the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials (UD-CCM)

UD-CCM was founded in 1974 as a pioneer in university-industry partnerships and has established a premier technology transfer network to transition research accomplishments to industry. Internationally recognized for excellence, the center’s mission is to conduct basic and applied research, educate scientists and engineers, and develop and transition technology. UD-CCM established its University – Industry Consortium “Application of Composite Materials to Industrial Products” in 1978. Since then, the Center has collaborated with over 210 companies representing materials suppliers and end users in the aerospace, automotive, and durable goods industries.