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May 2019

News: Hardide selected for Airbus A380 wing components

Airbus A380Hardide-A coating has been selected as the replacement for hard chrome plating (HCP) on Airbus A380 compression flap pads.  Hardide-A has been developed specifically to meet the needs of the aerospace industry; it is a hard wearing, quality product, environmentally compliant with demonstrable long-term performance qualities.

Event: Mello 2019 (London), 16 & 17 May 2019

Hardide plc will be exhibiting and presenting at the Mello 2019 investor conference taking place on Thursday 16th & Friday 17th May at the Clayton Hotel Chiswick, Chiswick High Road, London, W4 5RY.

April 2019

Report: Advanced Oil & Gas Coatings featuring Hardide CVD coatings

Oil and Gas Special Report‘Advances in Surface Coating Technology for Downhole and Topside Oil and Gas Applications’ is a new report looking at the use of advanced surface protection technology to reduce tool and equipment downtime in the increasingly hostile environments facing today’s oil and gas producers. The report looks at the current state of the offshore oil and...

March 2019

Event: Shares Investor Evening (Manchester), 27 March 2019

Hardide plc will be attending and presenting at the Shares and AJ Bell investor evening event in Manchester on March 27, 2019 at the Macdonald Hotel, Manchester. During the event and afterwards, investors will have the chance to discover investment opportunities and get to know the companies better by talking one on one with the company directors.

February 2019

News: JMEP publishes Hardide Coatings aerospace paper

Yuri ZhukThe Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (JMEP) has published a peer-reviewed paper by Technical Director, Dr Yuri Zhuk  'CVD Tungsten Carbide Coating on Aircraft Actuators and Gearbox Shafts Reduces Oil Leakage and Improves Durability'. Click on headline to read more.

Event: IMechE Steam Turbine and Generator User Group Conference, 13-14 March 2019

IMECHEDr Wolfgang Hahn, Commissioning Manager, Hinkley Point C (HPC) Nuclear New Build at EDF Energy will be joining Hardide Coatings' Technical Director, Dr Yuri Zhuk and Business Development Manager, Robin Gillham to present the results of a joint project between Hardide Coatings and EDF Energy which has proven that the Hardide CVD coating can extend the life of steam turbine blades. The trio will be presenting at the IMechE Steam Turbine Users Group annual conference taking place on 13 – 14 March 2019 at Manchester United Football Ground, Old Trafford, Manchester, UK.

January 2019

Event: Growth & Innovation Forum 2019

CEO Philip Kirkham will be presenting Hardide plc at the UK's only growth and technology focused investment show, the Growth & Innovation Forum, being held on Tuesday 29th January 2019 between 09:00 and 17:30 at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH. Come along to the presentation or to our stand at the exhibition and learn more about us.

December 2018

Event: Meet us at AAD Summit, Glendale, AZ, USA

Hardide Aerospace Coatings is exhibiting and attending the American Aerospace & Defense Summit on December 12-13, 2018 in Glendale, AZ. The summit connects aerospace and defense manufacturing leaders from across the globe.  We're looking forward to raising awareness of the Hardide technology and taking advantage of the exceptional networking opportunities. 

November 2018

Press release: Hardide coating solution strengthens subsea running tool

Well construction specialist DeltaTek Global selected the Hardide CVD (chemical vapour deposition) tungsten carbide-based coating for the key component of its new ArticuLock tool. ArticuLock provides operators with longer weather windows to deploy subsea hardware and improve operational reliability by removing bending fatigue in subsea running tools and landing strings.

News: Hardide Coatings joins ADS

ADSHardide Coatings has joined ADS, the premier trade organisation for companies operating in the UK aerospace, defence, security and space sectors.

August 2018

Press release: Funding Award for Two Major Aerospace Projects

AirbusHardide Coatings has been awarded funding for two projects from The National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (“NATEP”). The funding will further the application of the company’s innovative coating technology to aircraft components. NATEP is a £14.4m aerospace initiative programme to mature 40 aerospace technologies in the UK aerospace supply chain. Hardide Coatings is the lead partner on both of the projects.

Article: Aerospace & Defense Technology

Aerospace and DefenceThe July 2018 issue of Aerospace and Defense Technology, the largest-circulation US engineering magazine for the commercial and military aerospace market, features an article by Technical Director, Dr Yuri Zhuk detailing how Hardide CVD coatings are improving component life in abrasive and corrosive aerospace environments.

July 2018

Video: Hardide coatings for aerospace

Watch our reel from Farnborough Airshow 2018 to learn more about Hardide coatings for aerospace.

Press release: USA and UK sites now approved to aerospace AS 9100 Rev D certification

IS)9001-AS9100Hardide Coatings is now certified to coat aerospace, defence and space industry components in the USA. The company’s production facility in Martinsville, Virginia has received approval to the new, stringent AS 9100 Rev D quality management standard. This follows the award of AS 9100 Rev D certification to its UK production site in Bicester, Oxfordshire in December 2017. Both accreditations were awarded by the global certifying body Lloyds Register.

Press release: Mark Hanania appointed Business Development Engineer in North America

Mark HananiaHardide Coatings, Inc. has appointed Mark Hanania as Business Development Engineer based in Houston, Texas to help drive growth in the oil, gas and energy sectors throughout North America. Strong growth in demand from oil and gas customers in North America and recent entry into the aerospace market is underpinning significant investment in coating technology and quality accreditation at the US coating facility in Martinsville, Virginia.

June 2018

Event: Technical Director to present Hardide CVD lecture at Cranfield University

Yuri ZhukDr Yuri Zhuk, Technical Director is to present a lecture on Hardide CVD coatings at Cranfield University's Extreme Surface Engineering and Coatings course being held from 25-27 June 2018. The three-day course will provide engineers and managers with an understanding of the role that surfaces play in materials behaviour of thin film and coating systems.

April 2018

Article: Diamante A&T (Italy)

Diamond tools technology and applicationsEnhanced diamond tools made with CVD-coated TSP diamonds show enhanced thermal stability and improved performance: Diamante A&T magazine has printed this technical paper in Italian and English that was presented at the Euro PM Congress & Exhibition in Milan in October 2017 by our Technical Director, Dr Yuri Zhuk.

March 2018

Article: Industry Europe – Improving Component Life in the Aerospace Industry

In the aerospace industry, where extreme operating environments push materials and components to the edge of their design capabilities, companies are continually seeking economically viable ways to maintain and improve performance. An article by our technical director, Dr Yuri Zhuk on industryeurope.net looks at how the Hardide CVD coating performs compares to HCP and HVOF in several important characteristics.

Article: Hart’s E&P – Operator Solutions

Over the last decade, a lack of material traditional hydrocarbon discoveries coupled with declining reserves has incentivised the oil and gas industry to develop new economically viable techniques to optimise extraction from increasingly challenging geologies and geographies. In such hostile environments, and bearing the brunt of shock loads and high pressures, components can become deformed, causing fractures, chipping and catastrophic equipment malfunction. In addition, seawater, sour oil and gas containing aggressive H2S, other grades of crude containing CO2, and acidic fluids can quickly cause corrosive attacks which, especially when combined with abrasion or erosion, can significantly accelerate corrosion and lead to premature part failure. The March 2018 issue of Hart's E&P examines how Hardide CVD coatings can overcome these challenges to offer a solution where traditional coating technologies have failed.

February 2018

Case Study: EDF Energy – Hinkley Point B

EDF EnergyEDF Energy owns and operates Hinkley Point B nuclear power station. Wear and degradation to the boiler feed pump governor valve actuator covers was affecting reliability of the units between the planned major overhauls. This was primarily due to the increased throttling of valves for lower turbine loads resulting in larger forces being transmitted to the valve components. Removal of the valve covers revealed wear rings where the harder piston rings had fretted into the bore. Read our updated case study on how we worked with EDF Energy to solve the problem.

Case study: Master Flo Valve Inc

Master Flo Valve Inc. provides surface and subsea flow management solutions for the global oil and gas industry. The company needed a new coating solution for its choke valve stem assemblies. Read how we worked together to develop a solution: the valves are the first of their kind to feature the Hardide-T coating, which can be applied to choke valve stems so they can withstand temperatures up to 400°F and pressures of 20,000 psi. 

January 2018

Article: Hardide Coatings Delivers for Postal Service

Coatings WorldHardide Coatings played an important role in keeping the Christmas 2017 mail flowing. Ahead of the busy festive season, we ensured Royal Mail letter sorting machines were up to the task by extending the life of essential deflector plates. A total of 69 sorting machines across the country, which can each process up to 40,000 items per hour, were installed with Hardide-coated deflector plates.

November 2017

Event: IMechE Pumps, Valves and Actuators Conference, 6-7 Dec 2017

IMECHETechnical Director, Dr Yuri Zhuk will be presenting the Hardide CVD coating technology to experts in pump, valve and actuator technology across the thermal power, nuclear, water, petrochemical, and oil and gas industries at the IMeche Pumps, Valves and Actuators Conference taking place from 6-7 December 2017 in Sheffield, UK.

Article: NACE International Materials Performance

Materials PerformanceThe October 2017 issue of NACE International's Materials Performance magazine takes an in-depth look at how Hardide CVD tungsten carbide coatings protect against corrosion and perform against hard chrome, HVOF and PVD alternatives.  The article looks at test results and performance in application.

October 2017

Press release: New HT/HP subsea valve coating collaboration

An international collaboration between Hardide Coatings and Master Flo Valve Inc (MFV) has developed a new solution to protect high temperature, high pressure (HT/HP) subsea choke valves. The valves are the first of their kind to feature the Hardide-T coating, which can be applied to choke valve stems so they can withstand temperatures up to 400°F and pressures of 20,000 psi. Canada-headquartered MFV found that alternative hard coatings previously applied to the stem assembly were not rated to sufficiently high temperatures. The challenge was to have a durable coating with a completely smooth finish to form a tight metal to metal seal.

Case Study: Royal Mail

Royal MailRoyal Mail had a problem with abrasive wear on the deflector blades of its sorting machines in its mail centres throughout the UK.  This was causing cost and safety concerns.  We worked with Royal Mail over several months to develop and test a solution and Royal Mail expect to fit all their letter sorting machines in the UK with Hardide-coated deflector plates in time for Christmas 2017.

September 2017

Article: Advanced Materials and Processes

Advanced Materials & Processes' Sept 2017 issue details how Hardide CVD coatings provide a viable alternative to HCP and HVOF for aircraft components.

Press release: New QA role created to support aerospace business

Neil JeskinsHardide Coatings has created the post of Quality Assurance Manager within its management team as the company gears up for growing business in the aerospace sector. With thirty years of aerospace systems experience, Neil Jeskins joins from Bureau Veritas where he was an aerospace lead auditor for AS9100 and associated standards. At Hardide Coatings, Neil will be responsible for the company’s quality organisation and its growing QA accreditations and customer approvals including the aerospace standards Nadcap and AS9100 as well as the range of ISO qualifications held.  His role will cover the company’s manufacturing facilities in Oxfordshire, UK and Virginia, USA.

Article: Aerospace Manufacturing and Design

Read how Hardide coatings are improving component life in abrasive and corrosive aerospace environments in the Sept 2017 issue of the US magazine dedicated to the design, manufacturing industry, and MRO of aircraft and aerospace components and materials.

July 2017

Article: Plastics Technology

The July 2017 issue of US publication Plastics Technology features the benefits of the Hardide coating for tooling applications in its ‘Keeping up with Technology’ section.

June 2017

Interview: CEO Philip Kirkham tells DirectorsTalk what the new Nadcap accreditation means for the company

CEO Phil Kirkham discusses Hardide Coatings’ new Nadcap approval with DirectorsTalk. He explains what it means for the company, how long the company has been working towards the certification and explains how the company is now in a good position for the future.

Press release: Hardide Coatings gains Nadcap accreditation

Nadcap CoatingsHardide Coatings Ltd has gained Nadcap accreditation for Coatings. Nadcap is the world’s leading independent certification program for special processes within the aerospace and defence industry.

Interview: CEO Philip Kirkham discusses new GE contract with DirectorsTalk

Listen here to CEO Philip Kirkham tell DirectorsTalk about our new contract with General Electric Company Inc.  Philip talks through the deal, how the relationship with GE was developed, how our US facility will be fulfilling the order and how the year has progressed so far.

April 2017

Article: Process Technology & Components 2017

The Hardide coating technology features in the English and German language versions of Process Technology & Components 2017, the annual technical trade magazine.

CEO Interview: Exciting opportunities in North America

CEO Philip Kirkham has announced there are some exciting opportunities happening in North America. In an exclusive interview with DirectorsTalk, Philip talks about the opportunities that are being seen by the Hardide Coatings US manufacturing facility in Virginia.

March 2017

Press Release: Hardide Coatings gains Airbus Approved Supplier Status

Hardide Coatings has gained Approved Supplier status from the Airbus Group for the coating of flying components and is now on the global Airbus Approved Supplier list.

February 2017

Industry News: Boeing to open high-tech manufacturing facility in Sheffield, UK

Boeing announced on 24th February that it is to open a production facility in Sheffield, United Kingdom, to manufacture high-tech components for Boeing’s Next-Generation 737, 737 MAX and 777 aircraft.

January 2017

Industry News: U.S. rig count at highest level since November 2015

Reuters reported on Friday 27th January that U.S. energy companies added oil rigs for a 12th week in the last 13, extending an eight-month recovery as drillers take advantage of a deal by OPEC to cut production that has kept crude prices over $50 a barrel since early December.

Article: Materials World February 2017

Hardide coatings feature in an article in the February 2017 issue of Materials World looking at the latest developments in nano-enhanced surfaces.

Event: Presenting at 10th International Conference on Compressors and their Systems 2017

Technical Director, Dr Yuri Zhuk is to present a paper on the applications of Hardide coatings at the 10th International Conference on Compressors and their Systems, 11th-13th September 2017. Held in conjunction with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, the conference is taking place at City, University of London.

November 2016

Event: Presented at Pump Summit 2016, 29-30 November 2016, Dusseldorf, Germany

Technical Director, Dr Yuri Zhuk presented a paper called 'Optimization of Pumps' at Pump Summit Dusseldorf on 29 November 2016.

August 2016

Event: Presented at SAE 2016 Aerospace Manufacturing and Automated Fastening (AMAF) Conference, 4-6 October 2016, Bremen, Germany

Technical Director, Dr Yuri Zhuk presented a paper CVD Tungsten/Tungsten Carbide Coating Technically Qualified by Airbus as a Hard Chrome Replacement at the SAE 2016 Aerospace Manufacturing and Automated Fastening Conference & Exhibition in Bremen, Germany from 4 - 6 October 2016.

July 2016

Event: Presenting at 21st Int. Wear of Materials, 26-30 March 2017, California, USA

Technical Director, Dr Yuri Zhuk is to present a paper Galling Wear Resistance of Nanostructured CVD Tungsten/Tungsten Carbide coatings at 21st International Conference on Wear of Materials, Long Beach, 26-30 March 2017, Long Beach, CA, USA.

Event: Presented at Advanced Engineering 2016, 2-3 November 2016, NEC Birmingham, UK

Hardide Coatings' technical director, Dr Yuri Zhuk presented a paper New CVD Tungsten/Tungsten Carbide Coating Gains Technical Qualification by Airbus as a Hard Chrome Replacement in the Advanced Engineering Open Forum programme at Advanced Engineering 2016 at the NEC Birmingham, 2-3 November 2016.

June 2016
May 2016

Article: Aerospace Manufacturing April 2016

Read Aerospace Manufacturing magazine’s article here on Hardide coatings for the aerospace sector.

Article: Coatings World May 2016

The May 2016 issue of US Coatings World magazine features an article by Hardide Coatings' technical director Dr Yuri Zhuk detailing how Hardide coatings are improving component life in the aerospace sector.

April 2016

Article: Product Finishing March 2016

In the March 2016 issue of US Product Finishing magazine, Tracy Fairchild, director of marketing communications at Velan, details how the Montreal valve manufacturer has adopted Hardide coatings to find solutions to technical challenges that are also friendly to the environment.  Read the article online here or download Product Finishing Mar16.

March 2016

Event: Dr Yuri Zhuk to present and lecture at Cranfield University in June 2016

Technical Director Dr Yuri Zhuk is to lecture at the Extreme Surface Engineering and Coatings course being held from 27-29 June 2016 at Cranfield University, Bedfordshire. The three-day course will provide an understanding of the role that surfaces play in materials behaviour of thin film and coating systems.

News: Ribbon-cutting at new US production site

Martinsville city and county officials joined Hardide plc chairman Robert Goddard, CEO Philip Kirkham and VP operations Steve Guse to cut the ribbon at a ceremony to mark the official opening of the new production facility in Martinsville, Virginia, USA on Thursday 3 March 2016.

February 2016

Article: European Plastics Processing Magazine February 2016

The February 2016 issue of EPPM features an article on how the Hardide coating technology provides a solution for wear and corrosion in industrial tooling.

January 2016

Press release: New US site ready for production

Hardide Coatings today (7 January 2016) announces the opening of its new Virginia production facility. In January 2015 the company commenced an investment of up to $7million in Martinsville to expand its production operations to North America.

Article: Fluid Handling December 2015

The December 2015 issue of Fluid Handling features an article on how the use of Hardide coatings on fluid handling equipment can improve their lifespan and reduce service and maintenance costs.

December 2015

Press release: Major order for new X-ray baggage scanning components

Hardide plc is pleased to announce a major order worth more than £300,000 to supply crucial coated components for a new type of airport high-speed X-ray baggage screening machine. The order, to supply the customer’s requirements between February and September 2016, represents further notable progress in the Company’s diversification of its customer base, both by...

Press release: Hardide-A meets Airbus technical performance requirements

Hardide Coatings has announced today (17 December 2015) that its Hardide-A tungsten carbide coating has met the technical performance requirements as a potential alternative to hard chrome plating on some specific Airbus aircraft components. Following an eight year programme of development and testing, Hardide-A is now available for consideration by design engineers and sub-contractors on...

October 2015

Article: Pumpen Aktuell October 2015

The October 2015 issue of German flow control magazine Pumpen Aktuell featured an article on the Hardide coating technology. Read and print the German language PDF Pumpen Aktuell October 2015.

September 2015

Article: Velan View 2015 – Velan adopts Hardide nanostructured coating

Hardide Coatings’ customer Velan Inc., the global valve manufacturer, was called upon to find an alternative to hard chrome plating which is now under strict environmental regulation.  Their solution, after intense research and testing, is nanostructured coatings.  By working with Hardide Coatings and conducting independent research, Velan has been able to identify a cost-effective, off-the-shelf...

July 2015

Article: Industrieanzeiger July 2015

The July 2015 issue of the German language Industrieanzeiger magazine features an article on Hardide coatings and their applications across various industrial sectors.  The article can be read online here or view and print the PDF industrieanzeiger.de July 2015.

Article: Plastverarbeiter June 2015

The June 2015 issue of the German language Plastverarbeiter magazine features an article on how Hardide coatings can extend the life of tooling used in the injection moulding of plastics and other materials-forming techniques which are often complex in design. The article can be read online here or view and print the PDF Plastverarbeiter June 2015.

June 2015

Press release: Hardide Aerospace Coatings appoints Business Development Manager

Hardide Aerospace Coatings has appointed Stewart Gibson as Business Development Manager to drive forward the company’s global sales activity in the civil and military aerospace sectors. Stewart has more than 30 years of experience within the advanced surface coatings industry, has in-depth knowledge of the aerospace sector and extensive commercial and technical expertise. He joins...

Article: AZoM – Hardide nanotechnology coating improves service life

Few environments are as hostile to mechanical components as the subsea world, where the corrosive effects of salt water combine with abrasive particles such as sand and, in many industrial situations, chemicals such as sulphides to create a uniquely difficult aggressive location. Add in the challenge of working under pressure, and the problems of maintaining...

Article: Asian Oil & Gas – Valve endurance with Nanotechnology

Technical Director Dr Yuri Zhuk discusses the use of advanced CVD tungsten carbide coatings to extend the life of valves in subsea environments in the latest issue of Asian Oil & Gas magazine.  Read the article here.

News: Technical Director, Dr Yuri Zhuk, to lecture at Cranfield University

Technical Director, Dr Yuri Zhuk is to guest lecture at Cranfield University’s Extreme Surface Engineering and Coatings professional development course in manufacturing taking place on 23-25 June 2015.  The course will provide an understanding of the role that surfaces play in materials behaviour of thin film and coating systems for multiple applications such as mechanical,...

May 2015

Article: AZoM – Hardide coating for TSP diamonds

Diamond is famously the hardest naturally-occurring material on Earth, and has long been used for cutting and drilling operations.  AZoM examines the development of the Hardide-D coating for thermally stable polycrystalline diamond compacts (TSP) and its application in a new hardfacing material by hard surfacing specialist Cutting & Wear.  Read the article here.

Article: Offshore Engineer – From Russia with tough love

Elaine Maslin of Offshore Engineer talked to Technical Director, Dr Yuri Zhuk at the ITF Technology Showcase. Read the article here.

April 2015

Special Report: Next Generation Coating Technology for Downhole and Topside Oil and Gas Applications

Hardide Coatings is featured in Offshore Technology Reports’ publication ‘Next Generation Coating Technology for Downhole and Topside oil and Gas Applications’.  The report, which will be distributed at the major global oil and gas conferences and exhibitions over the next year, examines the advantages of nanostructured tungsten carbides over conventional coatings materials and takes a look...

March 2015

Press release: New Diamond Technology to Tackle Drilling Costs

Hardfacing specialist Cutting & Wear today (17 March) announced the development of a new TSP (thermally stable polycrystalline) diamond hardfacing material that will increase the life of drilling tools operating in highly abrasive environments by up to 10 times and cut the cost of drilling operations. The announcement was made at the SPE IADC Drilling...

Press release: Jan Ward appointed as Non-Executive Director

Hardide plc has appointed Jan Ward CBE as a non-executive director. Ms. Ward is the CEO and co-founder of Corrotherm International, a supplier of specialist metals for critical applications in the energy and aerospace sectors.   Corrotherm supplies globally high performance alloys for oil, gas, power generation and aerospace markets from ten locations. Ms. Ward was...

February 2015

Article: Oil & Gas CONNECT – Heavy Metal: Revolutionising Cold War Technology

The latest issue of Oil & Gas CONNECT features an article on the development of the Hardide coating technology from laboratory to full-scale commercial production.  Read Heavy Metal: Revolutionising Cold War Technology on pages 43 and 44.

ITF Technology Showcase, Aberdeen 4 March 2015

Visit us on stand 37 at the ITF Technology Showcase at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on 4 March 2015.  Technical Director, Dr Yuri Zhuk will also be presenting ‘Hardide-coated TSP Diamond Hardfacing Protects Drilling Tools from Wear’ to the conference.

Scandinavian Oil & Gas feature on Hardide coatings

Scandinavian Oil & Gas features an article detailing how Hardide coatings is increasing the life of critical components being used in the oil and gas industry.  Read the article here.  

January 2015

Major investment in new production facility in North America

Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, has announced investment in a new Virginia manufacturing plant worth circa US$7m (£4.5m). The investment will see Hardide Coatings expand provision of its range of specialist nanostructured coatings throughout North America. The company has signed a lease on a 26,000 square foot facility in Martinsville, Henry County,...

November 2014

CEO Philip Kirkham speaking at Mello 2014

Interview with CEO Philip Kirkham at investor networking event, Mello 2014, 6-8 November 2014.

Hardide Coatings installs third large reactor in UK

Hardide Coatings has invested a six-figure sum in its UK manufacturing facility – increasing its installed capacity by nearly 50% to cope with growing demand for its range of nanostructured tungsten carbide coatings. The installation of a third large capacity reactor is part of an investment programme which will also recruit up to three additional...

September 2014

SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, London 17-19 March 2015

Visit us at stand 231 at the 2015 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, 17-19 March 2015 at London Excel.

Visit us at stand B3109, OTD, Bergen, 14-16 October 2014

We’re exhibiting with norway2uk at OTD –  Norway’s largest annual trade show for oil, gas and energy, with around 350 exhibiting companies and 22,500 visitors.  Visit us at stand B3109.

July 2014

Hardide coating advances new ball valve technology

Hardide Coatings has played a key role in the development of new ball valves manufactured by Heap & Partners. The valve manufacturer has developed its own range of ‘Phase’ trunnion-mounted ball valves for the UK energy sector, and the use of the Hardide-T coating has significantly improved the valves’ performance.  Phase includes numerous variations of...

Visit us at ROV Conference, Aberdeen, 4 September 2014

Learn more about our coatings for ROV applications by visiting us at Subsea UK’s ROV Conference on 4 September 2014 at Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre. Subsea UK’s ROV Conference, 4 September 2014

Hardide Coatings to present at EuroPM 2014

Dr Yuri Zhuk, Technical Director is to present ‘CVD Hardide Coatings Protects Powder Injection Moulding Tools from Wear’ at Euro PM 2014 Congress & Exhibition in Salzburg, Austria, 21-24 September 2014. EuroPM 2014 Congress & Exhibition    

Materials World features Hardide Coatings’ new TSP diamond coating technology

Materials World asks ‘Are Diamonds Forever?’ and Dr Yuri Zhuk, Technical Director explains how new Hardide Coatings’ research and commercial technology is extending the life of offshore drilling tools using thermally stable polycrystalline (TSP) diamond.  Read the article Materials World – Hardide Coating for Diamonds.  

May 2014

ROV first with Seatronics

Hardide Coatings has completed its first application for a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) for Seatronics with exceptional test results resulting in a greatly improved performance which has led to production orders. Since using the coating on a critical part of the thruster system, the Predator ROV manufactured by Seatronics has increased in performance and power,...

April 2014

Proactive Investors’ interview with CEO Philip Kirkham

CEO Philip Kirkham tells Proactive Investors about the traction the technology is gaining in markets beyond oil and gas.

March 2014

Investment in cutting edge technology

Hardide Coatings has invested a six figure sum in new technologies that will strengthen its service and delivery capability; these include a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and equipment to further improve the pre-treatment process. The company has enhanced its analytical capabilities by investing in the latest SEM technology to image and analyse coatings at the...

Feature article: Hardide coatings for small diameter high-precision tubes

Read Tube Products International’s March 2014 article on the benefits of the Hardide coating for small diameter high-precision tubes. Tube Products International March 2014

Major Supply Agreement with General Electric

We are pleased to announce that Hardide plc has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement (the “Agreement”) with the General Electric Company Inc. (“GE”). The agreement is for the supply of coating to a single component currently used by GE resulting in guaranteed turnover volume to the company of c. $1.3million over the 2 years...

February 2014

Surface World reports on Hardide as an alternative to hard chrome plating

Surface World’s January 2014 issue reports on Hardide-A as a solution to the forthcoming regulatory restrictions on the use of hard chrome plating. Surface World Jan 2014

Newgate Threadneedle appointed as financial PR and investor communications advisor

Hardide plc has appointed Newgate Threadneedle as its advisor for financial PR and investor relations.  Graham Herring, MD of Newgate Threadneedle, commented: “Newgate Threadneedle specialises in advising UK listed ‘growth’ companies, creating greater visibility within the investment community. Hardide has a strong management team and an exciting pipeline of development  that will underpin the growth strategy...

Oilfield Technology reports on Hardide ‘Atom by Atom’

The January 2014 issue of Oilfield Technology reports how Hardide Coatings is changing the oil and gas landscape ‘Atom by Atom’. Oilfield Technology Jan 2014

Engineering Materials features Hardide as an alternative to hard chrome plating

Engineering Materials reports on Hardide Coatings as offering a solution to tightening EU and US regulations restricting the use of hard chrome plating (HCP). Engineering Materials Winter 2013

January 2014

Technical Director to present Hardide at European conferences

Dr Yuri Zhuk, Technical Director is to present the Hardide technology at two prominent industry events in the first half of 2014. Hardide Coatings has been selected to present at the European Conference on Heat Treatment and 21st IFHTSE Congress in Munich, 12 – 15 May 2014 and at Surfair Congress 2014, Biarritz, 5-6 June 2014.   The...

Hardide Coatings strengthens technical team with new appointments

Hardide Coatings has made two key appointments to bolster its team focused on developing tungsten-carbide based engineering solutions. Ioan Jones takes up the post of laboratory manager and Oliver Jones has been brought in as pre-treatment specialist. The duo will complement the current team of 29 staff, bringing additional metallurgy and chemistry expertise to the...

December 2013

Hardide aims high for prestigious Nadcap approval

Hardide Coatings’ plan to secure the aerospace industry’s prestigious Nadcap approval is taking off. The provider of advanced surface coating technology aims to reach new frontiers of surface engineering by securing the accreditation within the next 18 months. The company, which is currently undertaking test programmes with Airbus and AgustaWestland (AW), will be among the...

October 2013

Patrik’s apprenticeship moves him into the career fast lane

Starting his engineering career studying the dynamics of Formula 1 cars could have seen Patrik Csuhaj on track to a mechanical career, but he changed gear for an apprenticeship at Hardide where, like the elite of the motorsport world, it is all about performance. We are very pleased to have appointed our first apprentice and...

September 2013

Cutting Tool Engineering features Hardide Coatings in ‘Coat, Don’t Plate’ article

The October 2013 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering discusses Hardide-A as a replacement for hard chrome plating (HCP) in its ‘Look-Ahead’ feature.  Click on the link below to read the article. Hardide Coatings CTE Oct 2013

Hardide Coatings to unveil groundbreaking new technology for TSP diamonds at Offshore Europe 2013

Hardide Coatings (stand 4D148) has developed an innovative coating to extend the life and improve the performance of drilling tools operating in extremely abrasive environments. This is the first successful high performance coating for TSP (thermally stable polycrystalline) diamonds which can withstand the higher temperatures associated with TSP brazing, extreme loads and aggressive media. This...

August 2013

Hardide Coatings solves hard chrome plating problem

Hardide Coatings, innovator in advanced surface coating technology, has developed a revolutionary alternative to toxic hard-chrome plating (HCP) which will soon be restricted or banned. Hardide-A meets strict new EU and US environmental standards and provides comparable wear, corrosion, hardness, surface finish and substrate bonding properties to HCP. Unlike most HCP alternatives, Hardide-A is also...

July 2013

AgustaWestland hard chrome replacement test success

The company has successfully completed the first of two test phases to approve the coating as a replacement for hard chrome on an application for AgustaWestland, the European helicopter manufacturer. Click here for the press release.

Hardide Coatings features in Professional Engineering magazine

The June 2013 issue of Professional Engineering looks at the the issue of hard chrome replacement and features the Hardide coating as an alternative solution. Click to read the article.

June 2013

Sales agent appointed in Germany

Schotten Oberflaechenservice, providers of coatings services, has been appointed to represent Hardide Coatings in Germany. The company provides a range of coatings and polishing services across a number of sectors that are targets for the Hardide coating technology.

22nd International Conference on Fluid Sealing, 3-4 December 2013, Dusseldorf

Dr Yuri Zhuk, Technical Director is to present Hardide Coatings at the BHR Fluid Sealing Conference, the premier bi-annual event which facilitates the dissemination of the latest technologies and developments related to seals and sealing systems.

May 2013

Third UK & European Business Development Manager appointed

Gary Roberts joins to develop new markets sectors including material processing, mining, mineral extraction and metal injection moulding.

Business Development Manager for North America

We are delighted to welcome the return of Dan Wilson, who worked for the company in the US between 2006 and 2009, and who joins to develop sales and manage existing customers in North America.

April 2013

Hardide Coatings signs supply agreement with Cutting & Wear for new Hardide superabrasive coating technology

Hardide plc (AIM: HDD), the provider of advanced surface coating technology, is pleased to announce a supply agreement involving a next-generation superabrasive coating technology that is covered by new UK & overseas patent applications. This new superabrasive coating will enable drilling tools to operate at peak performance in highly abrasive environments where current technologies fail....

March 2013

Hardide Coatings to present at Transfair 13, 11-13 June, Gaydon

Hardide is to present a paper on transport applications for the coating technology at the Institute of Materials Finishing Transfair 13 conference.

Nuclear Exchange article

The March 2013 issue features a technical paper on Hardide cobalt-free coatings for the nuclear industry. Published in Nuclear Exchange, www.nuclear-exchange.com.

February 2013

Hardide to exhibit at Offshore Europe 2013, 6-9 September, Aberdeen

Visit us on the Advanced Materials Research Centre stand. Hall 4, stand D148. More details to follow.

January 2013

Hardide awarded ‘Smart’ grant to develop new drilling industry coating

The company has secured a grant of up to £250,000 from the Technology Strategy Board to develop a new Hardide coating for use in a hardfacing material to be used on drilling tool and wear parts.

Hardide CVD coatings for mechanical face seals

Hardide has developed and is producing hard CVD tungsten carbide/tungsten coatings for use on mechanical seals on heavy-duty rotating equipment for the oil, gas and chemical processing industries.

EDF Energy selects Hardide for nuclear plant valve

Hardide has been specified as a high-performance, cost-effective coating solution by EDF Energy at the Hinkley Point B nuclear power station.

Hardide to present at NAMTEC Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3)

Technical Director, Dr Yuri Zhuk is to present Hardide at the NAMTEC seminar 'Corrosion of Infrastructure - present knowledge and future solutions' at IOM3 in London on 20 February 2013.

October 2012

BVAA Desktop, KBR Leatherhead, 21 November 2012.

Hardide is promoting its capability in coatings for valves to KBR, one of the world’s largest engineering, procurement and construction companies.

ITF Technology Showcase, 1 November 2012, AECC Aberdeen.

Hardide is taking part in the ITF Technology Showcase bringing together oil and gas operators and technology innovators. Come and meet us on stand 3 in the drilling and well construction zone. Link to event website.

Oil & Gas Business Development Manager appointed

Sales to oil and gas customers have increased by more than 40% over the last 12 months. Martin Wainwright has been appointed to develop further sales to new and existing customers in this buoyant market.

September 2012

NAMTEC, Global Subsea & Oil & Gas Projects Seminar, 26 September 2012, Rotherham, UK.

Hardide is exhibiting and presenting at this event which is looking at the new challenges in materials and design solutions presented by the move to deeper waters and more hostile conditions.

Marine Technology Society, 25 October 2012, Houston, USA.

Hardide is supporting the MTS and exhibiting at the annual BBQ being held at Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. in October. Link to event website.

August 2012

AIRTEC 2012, 6-8 November 2012, Frankfurt, Germany.

Dr Yuri Zhuk will present a paper on the Hardide technology at this leading international aerospace supply fair attended by all the leading aircraft manufacturers.

April 2012

MATERIALICA Surface Congress, 24 October 2012, Munich, Germany.

Dr Yuri Zhuk will present a paper on how Hardide coatings add value and improve the sustainability of advanced engineering products.

February 2012

BVAA Spring Conference, 30 May 2012, The Belfry, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.

Dr Yuri Zhuk is presenting ‘Advances in Hard Coatings’ at 10.30am at the British Valve and Actuator Association’s spring conference. Link to BVAA website.

Valve Manufacturers Association of America Technical Seminar & Exhibition, 8 – 9 March 2012, Houston, USA.

Hardide is exhibiting and attending the VMA technical seminar at Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake Hotel, Houston. To arrange a meeting with one of the team, email info@hardide.com. Link to event website.

January 2012

Hardide coating enables new subsea connector design for UNITECH Offshore AS

A new low friction, non-porous, wear resistant tungsten carbide coating from Hardide Coatings has enabled UNITECH Offshore AS to design a unique ROV-operated subsea high-pressure connector with integrated ball valve for use in critical production applications including wellhead control, gas lift and chemical injection. The UH-500 connector integrates a 2” reduced bore ball valve into...

ICMCTF International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films , 23 – 27 April, San Diego, CA, USA.

Dr Yuri Zhuk is presenting Hardide at this premier international technical conference on thin films and advanced surface modification techniques which combines foremost representatives from academia and industry. Link to conference website.

High Performance Elastomers & Polymers for Oil & Gas Applications, 17-18 April 2012, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Dr Yuri Zhuk will be presenting Hardide and how the coating can extend the life of elastomeric seals and enable seal design at the 6th international conference in Aberdeen.