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Since 1999, Gamma Engineering has been engaged in the development of advanced silicon carbide duplex cladding for possible use in current and future generation commercial nuclear reactors. The objective has been to develop, test, and eventually license and install, an advanced ceramic cladding material that can be used in place of current zirconium alloys, and thereby extend the burnup, increase the heat rating, and improve the durability of light water reactor fuel cladding materials. The effort directly supports the nuclear fuel development goals in the Strategic Plan for LWR Research and Development recently issued jointly by the Nuclear Energy Institute and the Department of Energy.

In 2005, Gamma Engineering formed a new, joint venture company with Innovative Technologies International (NovaTech) to continue the development and commercialization of the ceramic cladding. Ceramic Tubular Products, LLC is that joint venture company.