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Element 119

Member Since: April 2022

Fun Facts: 

  • Mark Zeppa, Founder and President, was recognized as the 2023 SBA New England Region Exporter of the Year. 
  • All of Element 119’s ceramic coatings are manufactured at their facility in Thomaston, CT to the absolute highest quality standards while contributing to the growth of the local economy
  • Every year, the System X Ceramic Protection brand sends their best sales staff and company representatives to the SEMA show in Las Vegas, where they haul a West Coast Customs vehicle to demo at this trade-only event.

About Element 119

Element 119 produces the industry-leading System X® line of ceramic-composite nano coatings, primarily for the automotive, aerospace, and marine markets. However, before being able to branch out, the company got its start in 2010 by providing a simple solution to a difficult problem for Sikorsky Aircraft. 

Although it has since expanded to other markets, Element 119 originally started as a specialty coating R&D company specializing solely in the aerospace industry. Their coatings would be developed for the likes of Sikorsky & Bombardier alike, as well as predominant airlines internationally.

In accommodation with industry demand, founder and head formulator Andrew Zeppa developed a groundbreaking coating to prevent paint fouling around helicopter exhaust ports. Where competitors’ solutions melted off during the first flight, Zeppa’s coating exceeded expectations. It became the foundation of the System X line that is known and respected throughout the industry to this day.

With a thin, durable, yet ultra-slick composure , these nano coatings offer outstanding protection against corrosion, erosion, UV rays, moisture, dirt, abrasion, and more. They also bond on a molecular level with the paintwork of your vehicle, all while withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000 degrees Fahrenheit.

In addition to quality off-the-shelf products, Element 119 creates custom solutions for clients large and small, including Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. military. Over ten years and billions of dollars in protected vehicles later, Element 119 is now represented in 50+ countries and counting, serving as a testament to not only the good relationships with its distribution & installation partners but also its commitment to its mission of delivering one of the best, most efficient, longest-lasting coating technology on the planet.

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