Cymat showcased on US Discovery Channel in January 2009

    Listing: TSX
    Symbol: CYM

    TORONTO, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - Cymat Technologies Ltd (symbol CYM, TSX) is
excited to announce that its products and process were presented in the recent
episode of the Discovery Channel's "HowStuffWorks" show, a documentary
television series which premiered on the station in November 2008.
    The episode titled "Aluminum and Explosions" explains how aluminum,
amongst its many uses, can also offer protection on the battlefield. Cymat's
SmartMetal(TM) is featured as a highly effective material to protect soldiers,
military vehicles and buildings from explosions. The program can be viewed on
the website: Users should navigate to the
videos section and search for "Aluminum and Explosions".
    "We are pleased that Cymat's SmartMetal(TM) was chosen by the Discovery
Channel to be featured in "Aluminum and Explosions"" said Tim Hardman, Cymat's
President. He went on to say that "Quality programs such as this help to
increase the awareness and profile of SmartMetal(TM) as a high-performance
blast mitigating material". "With our blast and ballistics testing nearing
completion in the US, results to date confirm that SmartMetal(TM) and its
unique properties will play a major role in safeguarding building structures
and most importantly troops in the line of fire." he added.

    About Cymat:

    Cymat develops innovative materials for industry. The company has
worldwide rights, through patents and licenses, for producing Stabilized
Aluminum Foam. The ultra-light metallic foam is manufactured by bubbling gas
through molten alloyed aluminum containing a dispersion of fine ceramic
particles and can be produced as either Near-net Shapes or Flat Panels. The
result is a revolutionary material with a wide array of features including
very low density, mechanical energy absorption, thermal and acoustic
insulation, is recyclable, time and temperature insensitive and has a
relatively low cost of production. Cymat is collaborating with a number of
partners spanning the automotive, architectural and blast mitigation
industries. For further information, visit the Web site

    The foregoing press release contains forward-looking statements relating
to the development of markets, development programs, future revenues and
improvements in technology, which are subject to important risks and
uncertainties. The results or events predicted in these statements may differ
materially from actual results or events. Factors which could cause results or
events to differ from current expectations include the availability of
funding, existing and future relationships with suppliers and manufacturers,
the results of research and development activities, risks of technological
breakthroughs that make Cymat stabilized aluminum foam less attractive, risks
relating to the breadth, scope and enforceability of intellectual property
rights, general industry and market conditions, availability of qualified
personnel, and reliance on co-development partners. For additional information
with respect to these and other factors, see the reports filed by Cymat
Technologies Ltd. with the Ontario Securities Commission. Cymat Technologies
Ltd. disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements.

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For further information:

For further information: Investors and Media: Michael Liik, Executive
Chairman, Cymat Technologies Ltd., Tel: (905) 696-2424, Email:;
Trevor Sandler, Chief Financial Officer, Cymat Technologies Ltd., Tel: (905)
696-2427, Email:

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