Solutions for road vehicles, including classic and performance cars & motorcycles.Learn More
The ultimate in thermal barrier performance for all levels of motorsport up to and including F1.Learn More
Custom coating solution that are engineered to meet the specific needs of vehicle manufacturers.Learn More
High performance surface coatings and finishes for any industry, from nuclear power to aerospace.Learn More

Zircotec’s Ceramic Coating

We have developed a range of ultra high performance plasma-sprayed ceramic coating to protect components from the effects of fire, heat, wear, abrasion and corrosion.

Our ceramic coating is highly effective when used on engine exhaust system components including exhaust manifolds, exhaust headers, cat boxes, turbochargers and tail pipes, helping to protect sensitive components from the effects of heat. As an exhaust coating they reduce under bonnet temperatures, increase engine performance, help solve engine packaging issues, and improve engine compartment safety. Based on our proprietary ThermoHold® formulation, our ceramic coating range can only be applied by Zircotec. A series of patent applications are in progress (with two now granted) to protect our technology. Our ceramic coating have been proven to:

  • Reduce underbonnet temperatures by up to 50oC (122oF), as independently measured & confirmed by DAMAX Race Engineering.
  • Reduce surface temperatures by 33%.
  • Increase engine performance, eg. a 30oC drop in intake air temperature can deliver a 6% increase in power, or can increase engine efficiency leading to less fuel usage.
  • Extend the life of vulnerable components and thereby enhance engine reliability.

Our Expertise

We are specialists in heat management. We are also experts in plasma-spray processing and the production of high performance surface coatings and finishes. Our technical specialists are able to provide advice on most thermal barrier, heat management and surface engineering issues.

We apply this knowledge to a broad range of sectors including motorsport, general automotive, nuclear, aerospace and defence, providing both expert advice and specialist products to our customer base. We supply:

  • Plasma-sprayed thermal barrier coatings; exhaust coatings; exhaust manifold coatings; inlet manifold coatings; engine coatings; turbo charger housing coatings; exhaust header coatings & heat shield materials.
  • Wear resistant, anti-corrosion and aesthetic coatings, finished in either ceramic or metal.
  • Ceramic coating and metal coatings for carbon composites and some plastics, providing an heat and fire resistance, and also protection against abrasion and wear.
  • Specialist plasma-sprayed ceramic products.
We operate an ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard audited by Lloyds Register.
Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Members
Exclusive supplier to BLOODHOUND SSC 1,000mph World Land Speed Record Attempt. (Product Sponsor)
Recent Awards
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Industry award winner 2014
Nominated Most Innovative New Motorsport Product of the Year award
Runner-up in the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders Award for Automotive Innovation 2013
Runner-up in the Best Technology Category
Finalist for the 2013 Material Application of the Year Award
Winner of 2010 Best Technology of the Year Award
Voted Runner Up in 2009 Oxfordshire Innovation Enterprise Awards
Finalist for 2009 British Engineering Excellence Small Company of the Year
Commendation received from the Manufacturer Awards 2008