DALLAS, LONDON, Ontario, and PLANT CITY, Fla. - Utek Corp., a U.S.-based technology-transfer company, and Trio Industries Group, Inc., an integrated manufacturer of finished household-cabinet components that will utilize surface-coating finishing and manufacturing processes, announced that Trio Industries Group has acquired Ultra Fine Coating Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Utek Corp., in a stock transaction.

Ultra Fine Coating Systems holds a license to an innovative powder-coating technology developed at The University of Western Ontario, which allows for the complete fluidization of ultrafine particles down to nanometer size. The company's objective is to produce high-quality surface finishing on wood and other cellulose-based materials and products comparable to liquid coatings used for automotive exteriors.