Advanced Coatings

Advanced Coatings

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The Clear Leader in Advanced Coatings

Aerospace

From the weekend hobbyist to the latest military stealth aircraft, we have the right technology to keep you flying. Project development with the US Air Force and the US Army, has led us to a line of products that make aviation safer. The rigorous demands of military testing means that the products you put on your aircraft function as advertised.

Anti-icing – Our “ice-phobic” technology integrates unique epoxy polymers, silicate mesh, and new melt-point-depressants. The technology is applicable to UAV structures, wind energy turbines, antennas and various cold weather uses.

Windscreen coating – Hydrophobic technology repels water, thereby improving visibility and safety in inclement weather.

Thermal barrier – The original development of this coating was for tactical aircraft used by the US Air Force. This coating strongly adheres to various substrates including titanium, steel, aluminum and thermoset polymer composites.

Application:
  • Military Aircraft
  • Passenger Airlines
  • Private Aircraft
  • Automobiles
  • Motorcycles

Marine

Mariners have fought the problems of organic marine growth on ship bottoms ever since ships first went to sea. Until about 20 years ago, hull paints made with tin were used to prevent fouling. With the discovery that tin damages marine ecosystems, coatings manufacturers turned to copper instead. Copper also damages ecosystems. Through projects with the US Navy, our laboratory has developed internationally patented technologies.  These provide the marine industry with anti-fouling technology, while protecting the ecosystems. From commercial industry to family watercraft and vehicles, we have the solution.

Benefits:
  • Reduces marine deposits and growth on hulls
  • Makes the surfaces easy to clean
  • Increases maximum speed
  • Reduces fuel consumption
  • Protects Leather
  • Improved visibility and safety
Application:
  • Shipping industry
  • Fishing industry
  • Cruise lines
  • Public Transportation
  • Automobiles
  • Motorcycles
  • Sport/recreation craft and vehicles

Anti-corrosion and Thermal Barrier Coatings

Hollow glass microspheres enhance thermal insulation ability. For high temperature, corrosive environments, a holiday-free version without the hollow glass microspheres provides an excellent barrier coating.

In engine use, the coating must survive the aircraft shock, thermal, and vibration environments. The technology inhibits the typical problem of titanium embrittlement.

Modifications of this coating technology have been developed for passive shipboard fire protection on composite materials.

A version can be applied directly on hot pipes at 350°F and provide thermal insulation without requiring a typical equipment outage for application.

The highest temperature version will withstand temperatures in excess of 1800°F. In the presence of open flame the coating maintains its physical integrity: it does not crack, delaminate, or char.

Range of application/Examples:
  • Composites
  • Auto Engines
  • Engineering Spaces
  • Aircraft Engines
  • Space Applications
  • Chemical Plants
  • Refineries
  • Sea Rigs and Ships
  • Pulp and Paper Mills