Fort Payne-based Artemis Shielding, a veteran-owned and operated radiation shielding manufacturer, is working to remove toxic lead from shielding materials in various industries.
Artemis Shielding provides custom solutions for the medical, nuclear, security and testing industries. The company recently entered the aerospace industry.
A release stated that Artemis’ Radiation Shielding Material (RSM) in February of this year launched with the Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS). The material, which was lead-free and non-toxic, provided a custom-cut solution for Aegis Aerospace’s avionics boxes.
While aboard the ISS, Artemis’ material protected testing equipment from the negative effects of radiation during extended exposure periods.
Artemis Shielding CEO Buddy Lockwood touted his company’s recent entry into the space travel industry.
“We are very excited to have added space travel to the expanding list of industries we serve,” proclaimed Lockwood. “Our February 2021 ISS mission with Aegis Aerospace (formerly Alpha Space) opened the door for us into this arena of the Aerospace industry.”
He added, “We expect 2022 to present even more opportunities for companies across several industries to turn to Artemis Shielding for help with their radiation shielding challenges.”
According to the company, Artemis Shielding’s Nanotek technology is making strides in space and across the globe. Artemis’ lead-free security curtains are being incorporated for Integrated Defense and Security Solutions’ (IDSS) award-winning DETECTTM 1000 computed tomography (CT) checkpoint baggage scanner.
Airport employees and passengers around the globe benefit from the partnership as the company is shielding the public from harmful radiation during the airport screening process. According to the company, all of its solutions are lead-free, non-toxic and provide superior shielding protection.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL