Thermasic is a uniquely durable and lightweight ceramic that extends the life of critical components exposed to demanding environments with high wear, high temperature, and corrosion. This combination of properties creates groundbreaking opportunities in a range of industries.
We are working with leading companies in the US, Europe, and Japan to reduce wear and galling during aluminum production, extending equipment lifetime and improving product quality. In testing, ThermaSiC showed no signs of corrosion or wear after being submerged in molten aluminum for several weeks, which is longer than any existing coating. Any aluminum on the surface after extraction was easily removed.
We are working with several market-leading European glass manufacturing companies. ThermaSiC reduces wear rates and increases the lifetime of the parts in contact with molten glass during glass production. In a study, ThermaSiC showed the lowest wear rate and best non-stick performance during glass solidification compared with several other coatings.
Print and paper rollers
A printer roller coated with ThermaSiC showed no change in friction coefficient or diameter in a standardized test, unlike that in tungsten carbide-coated rolls. Seram Coatings is working with companies in Europe and Japan to bring this technology to market.
ThermaSiC’s low weight and properties make it interesting for space applications. We have partnered with the European Space Agency (ESA) for advanced surface coatings for future Martian expeditions. We are currently exploring thermally spraying on aluminum and titanium surfaces.
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