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Aerospace certification for surface coatings company
Paint and Coatings : 17 April, 2015
Ionbond announces that Airbus SAS has certified the Greensboro, NC, USA coating centre for the production of PVD coatings according to Airbus process specifications (AIPS). The certification will allow the facility in Greensboro to provide coatings to Airbus directly and through its suppliers.
Selective brush plating for industrial applications
Surface Finishing : 11 November, 2014
"Why take the surface to the tank when you can take the tank to the surface?’ is the idea on which the portable, selective brush plating process is based. Derek Vanek of SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) - part of Norman Hay - discusses the application benefits and possibilities of selective plating.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Diamond-like Coatings : 21 October, 2014
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
Mullite ceramic in industrial waste converted to coating for aircraft turbines
Nano Coatings : 16 September, 2014
A group of specialists from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav), have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000C, which are used in aviation turbine components.
Thermal energy machining solves high volume finishing problem for automotive Tier 1 supplier
Surface Engineering : 03 July, 2014
Proprietary technologies such as TEM (thermal energy machining) are solving increasingly complex finishing challenges faced by manufacturers around the world, including Delphi-TVS is a joint venture between Delphi Corp. (Troy, Michigan USA) and T.V. Sundaram Iyengar & Sons (Kancheepuram, India).
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Paint and Coatings : 29 May, 2014
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Printable heating systems and transparent inks
Conductive inks : 21 May, 2014
Within the electronics field, more and more applications are coming to the fore that require a uniform, self-regulating heating system – from heated mirrors and underfloor heating systems to batteries. Conventional wire-based solutions are not only cumbersome but also particularly time-consuming and costly to manufacture. Now, with its Loctite ECI 8000 E&C series, Henkel is able to provide an innovative and efficient alternative.
Nano-thin protective layer of copper reduces friction in heavy machinery
Oils and Lubricants : 21 May, 2014
Nanotechnology can be employed to reduce friction, in everything from cosmetics to paint, or steel and even toothpaste. It is also used in the oil and lubrication businesses. But how can microscopic particles help reduce fossil-fuel use and extend the life of components for some of the heaviest and largest machines – used in shipping, railways, marine engineering, mining, and heavy industry?
Nanoparticle based coating for aircraft engines may triple service life
Powder Coatings : 27 March, 2014
Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. Such coatings are used on combustion chamber walls, inlet guide vanes, turbine blades and vanes, these being the so–called hot section components that see high temperatures due to combustion gases.
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Nano Coatings : 23 March, 2014
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applications.
Process control process regulates metals pretreatment
Surface Pre-Treatments : 16 March, 2014
In the manufacture of metal components, the ability to continuously monitor surface pretreatment processes and to ensure the optimum infeed of the chemicals required is of crucial importance. Henkel’s TCS Engineering department has developed a modular metering and control system under the brand name Lineguard specifically for such applications.
NanoDiamond PTFE coating doubles surface durability and reduces machinery friction
Diamond-like Coatings : 10 March, 2014
Finnish surface coatings specialist Carbodeon has released a new PTFE/NanoDiamond coating with twice the durability and up to 66% less friction than current products. The new coating has huge potential to cost-effectively reduce CO2 output and fuel demand, as well as to improve equipment lifespan, in fields such as the automotive, aerospace and industrial machinery industries.
Surface coating company secures strategic supply agreement with major engineering company
Powder Coatings : 10 March, 2014
Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with the General Electric Company Inc.(GE).
Selective laser oxidation of aluminium surfaces
Surface Engineering : 23 February, 2014
From the idea of operating a coating process without the use of chemicals, AHC Oberflächentechnik in Germany has developed a novel method for the oxidation of aluminium surfaces. With this process components can be protected selectively against wear and corrosion. A pilot plant has been located in the French subsidiary Faulquemont. The process is noiw ready for serial production.
Vapour deposition coatings provider opens corporate headquarters in Switzerland
Vapour Deposition Coatings (PVD, CVD and PACVD) : 24 November, 2013
Ionbond, one of the world's primary providers of PVD, CVD and PACVD coating services and CVD coating equipment, has opened new corporate headquarters offices in Zürich.
Ultra-short cold ablation pulsed laser deposition enables thinner precious metal thin films
Powder Coatings : 17 November, 2013
Finnish coating technology specialist Picodeon Ltd has developed its ColdAb ultra-short pulsed laser deposition technology (US PLD) for use in the application of gold and platinum thin films, enabling thinner films and thereby reducing precious metal costs.
Thin film optical coatings with high laser damage threshold (LDT)
Optical Coatings : 25 October, 2013
Deposition Sciences (DSI) has a new line of coatings that are ideal for diodes, DPSS and gas lasers and other high energy systems. With laser damage threshold (LDT) levels as high as 25MW/cm[2], they are to be demonstrated during SPIE BiOS/Photonics West 2014 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco (1 to 6 Feb 2014).
Foam polymer coating grown directly from gases
Plastic Coatings : 14 October, 2013
A researcher at the University of Rochester has developed a process to grow highly customisable coatings of foam-like polymers. Useful because they combine light weight with rigid mechanical properties, they are used in a variety of ways, including the delivery of drugs in the body, as a framework for body tissues and implants, and as layers in laser targets for fusion research.
Functional nano-coatings for textiles repel oil and water, and are free of PFOA, PFOS
Nano Coatings : 04 October, 2013
New functional nanocoatings for technical textiles and produced using low pressure plasma technology have been baunched by Europlasma under the brand names Nanofics 10, Nanofics 110 and Nanofics 120.
Five metal surface finishing technologies under one roof
Surface Finishing : 08 September, 2013
UK supplier of Otec deburring and polishing machines Finishing Techniques has expanded its subcontract services. Five technologies have been brought together – stream finishing, disc finishing, drag finishing, centrifugal tumbling and vibratory – to provide a one-stop shop for metal component manufacturers requiring a high quality metal finishing service rather than the purchase of machines.
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Optical Coatings : 03 September, 2013
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical filters, advanced multispectral optical filter assemblies, dielectric, multilayer, and dichroic filters. They are ideal for unmanned systems and advanced military and defence applications such as night vision, display, large optics, thermal imaging, CCDs and telescope optics.
External coating of 90km oil pipeline by airless spraying method
Polymer-ceramic coatings : 29 August, 2013
Usually PP-wrapping provides long-term corrosion protection for underground pipelines. But in this case the polypropylene tapes shrank substantially due to the high service temperature. Thereby, large metal surfaces were uncovered and unprotected. The two-component epoxy coatings of the solvent-free Proguard-Series (VOC = 0 mg) are based on unplasticised special resins. The Tg-value (glass transition temperature) of these coating systems is >120C. Therefore, a tight cross linking of the polymer chains is achieved even at high substrate temperatures.
Round shank tool coating keeps rotational tooling sharp for longer
Diamond-like Coatings : 29 August, 2013
Following the signing of an exclusive licence agreement, Tecvac is now providing the complete line of CemeCon resilient coatings to UK tool manufacturers and users. Tecvac is able to replicate CemeCon processes and is fully authorised to market these branded coatings and give users technical support with assured rapid turnaround. This follows on from an investment of £1.2 million in its Cambridge coating plant by the parent company, the Wallwork Group.
Ultra-low resistance and lightweight EMI shielding film
Conductive touch screen coatings : 12 August, 2013
New lightweight and thin Sante FS100-LR-1N EMI Shielding Film with ultra low surface resistance provides excellent EMI shielding performance and greater freedom in product design for defence-related instruments, industrial displays and ruggedised computers.
The future of electron beam curing - possibilities and advantages for hardening coatings
Surface Finishing : 12 June, 2013
The first experiments with electron beams date from as early as 1920 in the US, but the first attempts to cure varnishes with Electron Beam Curing (EBC) were only made in 1960. This technical introduction by David Helsby, RadTech Europe President.
Glass-flake epoxy paint for long-term protection of bridges and highways
Paint and Coatings : 12 June, 2013
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has pioneered a glass flake epoxy based paint technology in the bridges and highways industry. Originally developed to protect offshore structures from the severe marine environment in North Sea oil and gas applications, the system eliminates the requirements for ongoing maintenance to significantly reduce environmental impact, save on repair costs and extend asset life, offering up to 25 years’ protection.
Shielding films to drive greater adoption of touch screens for large-format, multi-touch displays
Conductive touch screen coatings : 18 May, 2013
Cima NanoTech, the advanced materials company behind the Sante silver nanoparticle dispersion technology, unveiled the next generation of transparent conductive films, Sante FS200 Touch Films, at SID Display Week.
Direct to Metal paint system qualifies to aerospace AMS 3095A
Paint and Coatings : 14 May, 2013
AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings has reported qualification to Aerospace Material Specification AMS 3095A of a Direct-to-Metal (DTM), Base Coat/Clear Coat system.
Metal-enriched spray paints for triple protection of on-site metals
Paint and Coatings : 14 April, 2013
A new range of galvanising sprays from Rocol provides a highly effective and easy way to protect metal components from corrosion on-site with a lasting, galvanised-quality finish.
Passive fire protection technologies protect against hydrocarbon pool and jet fires
Paint and Coatings : 25 February, 2013
As it looks to grow its presence in Europe, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings showcased the latest extension to its Firetex M90 series of passive fire protection (PFP) coating technologies at FeuerTrutz.
Bolton surface coatings company changes name following takeover
Paint and Coatings : 25 January, 2013
Specialist industrial coatings supplier, Leighs Paints is now trading as Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings. Now part of The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Global Finishes Group, Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings will continue to manufacture the Fireterx range of passive fire protection (PFP) products, and will look to expand its portfolio and grow its presence in markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Flexible composite heatshield coating combines reflection and conduction
: 13 January, 2013
Engineers who previously have had to rely on multiple products to protect composites and heat-sensitive parts from different forms of heat damage can now specify a single coating or heatshield, thanks to its unique combination of ceramic and gold.
Norman Hay acquires Sifco Applied Surface Concepts (Sifco-ASC)
Surface Engineering : 03 January, 2013
Global chemicals, sealant and surface coatings specialist Norman Hay PLC has acquired leading supplier of selective electroplating and anodising services, Sifco-ASC.
Clean room facility boosts medical coatings capacity
Adhesive Coating : 15 December, 2012
Raleigh Coatings has made a £500,000 investment to build a new Class 7 clean-room facility complete with a dedicated silicone gel adhesive coating line, in response to growing demand for its coating services from the healthcare sector.
Diamond-like coatings service prolongs tool and component life
Diamond-like Coatings : 04 December, 2012
Surface engineering specialist, Tecvac, is advocating the application of Diamolith, a diamond-like carbon coating to improve the endurance and performance of critical engineering components. The Cambridge based company, part of the Wallwork Group, has introduced a service for the application of the high resistance and highly lubricious surface treatment for manufacturers throughout the UK.
Silicone-gel clean-room coating production line hails skilled recruitment drive
Surface Engineering : 29 October, 2012
Raleigh Coatings, one of the UK’s leading specialists in solvent and aqueous based adhesives and coatings, is looking to create skilled jobs at its production facility following a record year for sales and turnover.
Azelis Coatings extends partnership with Momentive in Russia
Paint and Coatings : 19 October, 2012
Azelis has been appointed as distributor by leading producer Momentive, to service the coatings sector in Russia. Azelis is to offer Momentive's range of water-based dispersions for paints, under the brand name Axilat.
Titanium dioxide molecules clean surfaces by photocatalysis
Surface Engineering : 23 August, 2012
The sun breaks through the clouds – and surfaces start cleaning themselves! It may sound like magic, but in fact it’s all thanks to the addition of titanium dioxide molecules. Activated by UV light, they trigger a reaction which destroys bacteria, algae and fungi, keeping items such as the armrests of garden chairs nice and clean.
Machining process removes burrs and flashing without affecting adjoining workpart surfaces
Surface Engineering : 26 April, 2011
The Thermal Energy Method (TEM) is a rapid, low cost, high production process that has the unique ability to remove burrs and flashing without affecting adjoining workpart surfaces. Depending on workpart size, a million or more parts can be processed a month in a single TEM machine.
Award-winning tough coated piston ring combines low wear and low friction in a single application
Surface Engineering : 18 April, 2011
Federal-Mogul has received two prestigious Automotive News PACE awards in this year
Fast chemical dissolution studied by X-raying
Surface Engineering : 14 April, 2011
A breakthrough in the study of chemical reactions during etching and coating of materials was achieved by a research group headed by Kiel physicist, Professor Olaf Magnussen.
Singapore opens production facility to manufacture self-cleaning titanium dioxide via eco-friendly nano-coating route
Powder Coatings : 12 April, 2011
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and PJI Contract Pte Ltd has announced the opening of a production facility to manufacture Titanium Dioxide (TiO2). PJI Contract, a leading specialist contractor for industrial polymeric floors, protective coatings, and linings, has licensed from A*STAR the patented TiO2 manufacturing process developed by the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a research institute of A*STAR.
Diamond Like Coating Technology Lowers Friction dramatically
Paint and Coatings : 25 October, 2010
DIARC-Technology has developed its next generation coating system which enables ta-C (tetrahedral amorphous carbon) structured diamond-like coatings to be produced in volume quantities for industrial applications.
Tooling costs and quality of high volume packaging improved by Keronite process
Surface Engineering : 13 February, 2009
Applied to tooling for plastic packaging, the Keronite Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) advanced surface treatment process is enabling manufacturers of consumer products and their plastic packaging to get a rapid return on their investment in tooling. At the same time, productivity is increased and the quality of moulded parts is improved.
Chromium and fluoride-free pre-treatment for aluminium and steel has excellent adhesion and creep corrosion properties
Surface Pre-Treatments : 23 October, 2008
New paint color and design basics
Paint and Coatings : 13 December, 2006
DSM launches second feed premix plant in China
Powder Coatings : 22 August, 2006
DSM has today opened its new feed premix plant in Liaocheng in Shandong province, China. The new facility demonstrates the company
DSM to double capacity for engineering plastics in China
Powder Coatings : 17 August, 2006
Royal DSM N.V. today announces the opening of its new compounding site for engineering plastics at Jiangyin in the Jiangsu province of China on April 26, 2006. This project will double the total capacity for the product lines Stanyl PA46, Akulon PA6 and Arnite PBT. These materials are used in manufacturing key molded components for the automotive, electrical and electronics, consumer and industrial segments.
DSM Nutritional Products unveils the secret of beauty with ALL-Q plus
Powder Coatings : 02 August, 2006
DSM Nutritional Products has recently introduced ALL-Q plus, a cosmetic ingredient that comprises all the benefits Coenzyme Q10 is known for: antioxidant, energizer, wrinkle reduction, prevention of premature skin ageing. Due to its benefits Coenzyme Q10 is the active ingredient mostly known by consumers and cosmetic manufacturers.
New Dyneema grade makes its maiden voyage onboard ABN AMRO ONE and Pirates of the Caribbean
Powder Coatings : 25 July, 2006
Making its debut in the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race, new Dyneema SK78 fiber from DSM Dyneema proved its superior performance under extreme conditions. The new grade of super-strong polyethylene was used in the running rigging of the two world-class yachts, ABN AMRO ONE and Pirates of the Caribbean, that finished first and second, respectively.
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