We can engineer specific solutions for many complex applications and wear, erosion or corrosion problems that other coating technologies cannot solve.
For instance, our Hardide-A coating was originally developed to meet the specific needs of the aerospace industry and as a direct replacement for hard chrome plating (HCP faces legislative EU restrictions). Hardide-A matches HCP in thickness (100 microns) and hardness (>800 Hv) and outperforms the material in several key properties including enhanced protection against corrosion, wear and chemically aggressive media. No significant changes are necessary in part dimension or drawings when specifying Hardide-A, simplifying the switch from HCP.
We recently developed a coating for a customer who specifically needed high chemical purity and enhanced thermal management properties but not coating hardness. The coating was therefore developed with low hardness, high purity and very low internal stresses to meet this customer’s needs.