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Sponsoring Formula Student Teams since 2008

Zircotec is supporting an unprecedented number of Formula Student teams from the UK, Europe and around the World with more than 25 teams so far. This involvement forms a key strand of Zircotec’s program of educational support for the next generations of automotive engineers. Zircotec offers a programme of technical support for teams competing in [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:33+00:00 June 30th, 2017|In the Press, Motorsport, News|Comments Off on Sponsoring Formula Student Teams since 2008

Zircotec Group will be exhibiting at NEC Automechanika 2017

Zircotec will once again be exhibiting at this year’s Automechanika Show, held at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 6 to 8 June 2017. You will find us on Stand 6f40. Zircotec are specialists in heat management, and in particular, in plasma-spray processing and the production of high performance surface coatings and finishes. Zircotec’s technical specialists [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:34+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|In the Press, Uncategorized, Zircoflex, Zircotec|Comments Off on Zircotec Group will be exhibiting at NEC Automechanika 2017

3D printed components with thermal barrier coating

What use is a 3D printed part if all you can do is look at it? That was my reaction when I first saw a modern rapid prototyping machine in action. Yes, it’s great for visualisation to have an actual part in your hand, but the type of materials used in 3D printing invariably fall [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:34+00:00 April 27th, 2017|News, Zircotec|Comments Off on 3D printed components with thermal barrier coating

Zircotec’s performance coatings biggest contract ever

Secures biggest ever single contract Prestige automotive manufacturer commits to £1m deal for exhaust tail pipe coating from Zircotec. Heat management specialist Zircotec has secured its biggest ever single contract, to supply an ultra-durable ceramic performance coatings for the exhaust tail pipes of a premium European supercar. The £1m contract is for Zircotec’s Ultimate Range™. [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:34+00:00 March 15th, 2017|In the Press, Zircotec|Comments Off on Zircotec’s performance coatings biggest contract ever

F1 testing has begun – How the Zircotec Carbon Composite Coatings help the grid reduce weight and improve performance

Leading automotive thermal management specialists Zircotec have developed new solutions to offer the F1 grid the ability to use ceramic on the carbon composite parts. This aids the teams in weight reductions as well as the ability to use carbon composite materials in high temperature environments. Ceramic coatings have been favoured by members of the [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:34+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Motorsport, News|Comments Off on F1 testing has begun – How the Zircotec Carbon Composite Coatings help the grid reduce weight and improve performance

Zircotec motorcycle exhaust ceramic coating present on the Ducati Diavel Diesel

Zircotec motorcycle exhaust ceramic coating selected by Ducati & fashion company Diesel for the next limited edition Diavel bike Ducati has teamed up with fashion company Diesel to create a truly original limited edition bike - to be called the Diavel Diesel. Designed by the Ducati Design Center and Creative Director of Diesel, Andrea Rosso, the [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:34+00:00 February 7th, 2017|In the Press|Comments Off on Zircotec motorcycle exhaust ceramic coating present on the Ducati Diavel Diesel

High performance coatings over Christmas period

Zircotec's high performance coatings will still be applied over Christmas period Our customers are on the base of everything we do. And, if they request their automotive parts to be coated as fast as we can, we'll surely try! We will be open between Christmas and New Year as always, applying our high performance coatings. [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:36+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|News, Zircotec|Comments Off on High performance coatings over Christmas period

ZircoFlex® Gold heat shields launched at the AutoSport International Show

Zircotec launches best-in-class heat shield ZircoFlex® Gold Heat management specialist Zircotec claims the best heat shield product on the market just got better. At the Autosport Show in January, the company will launch ZircoFlex®  Gold which offers increased reflectivity over existing ZircoFlex®  materials, providing even greater levels of thermal protection. ZircoFlex®  Gold is the latest development [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:36+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|In the Press, Motorsport, News, Zircoflex, Zircotec|Comments Off on ZircoFlex® Gold heat shields launched at the AutoSport International Show