These are your best corrosion resistant coatings that also provide a hard surface. Typically, because these materials have high melt windows, they are applied using plasma-arc technology that generates higher operating temperatures than the high velocity guns. The tradeoff is lower spray pressure which reduces the bond strength interface of the coating and the base material and increased porosity. The industry addresses this with applications of softer coating under layers. This enhances the bond strength of the final coating while also giving some impact resistance. These coatings are typically used in corrosive environments that carbide binders cannot withstand. We utilize plasma systems to apply ceramic coatings. Common ceramics include: Chrome oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Aluminum oxide and more.
Metals and Alloys are primarily used as bonding agents for ceramic multi-layered coatings; they are also used as dimensional restoration coatings. These types of coatings can be used in corrosive environments where their chemistry is applicable. Commom Metals/Alloys include: Inconel, Hastelloy, Monel, 17-4, 304, 316 stainless steel and others. We utilize plasma systems to apply metal/alloy coatings.