Performance WhiteTM - ultra high performance exhaust coating


Aston Martin racing using a Performance White manifold coating
  Zircotec ceramic coated manifold fitted to British Touring Car Championship engine before on car installation

Based on our core ThermoHold® formulation, Performance WhiteTM is only available from Zircotec. It is the mainstay of Zircotec's offerings to motorsport, delivering the ultimate in thermal barrier performance. It is also used across a broad range of other applications.


Our Performance WhiteTM coating offers the following benefits:

  • A robust fit-and-forget coating - It is in effect "welded" to the substrate using our proprietary metal bond system; eliminating the need for exhaust wrap; protecting components against corrosion; and continuing to perform and look good. 
  • Ultra high level of thermal performance - suitable for applications of up to 1,400oC (2,550oF);
  • Significantly lower exhaust temperatures - surface temperatures reduce by ~33%.
  • Reduced heat loss from the exhaust resulting in lower engine bay temperatures - reductions of >50oC are possible. For more information download our Case Study>
  • Highly efficient yet lightweight - only 0.3mm thick (0.012" thick) with minimal weight gain.
  • Protection for vulnerable components located close to the exhaust; avoiding heat damage, increasing component life, and allowing closer packaging of equipment inside the engine bay.

  • Improved engine performance and reliability. Lower air intake temperatures lead to increased engine power, whilst keeping the heat inside the exhaust gas allows the gases to flow more easily increasing cylinder scavenging, and allowing turbochargers to spool up more quickly.

  • Reduced heat soak through foot-wells, bulkheads, etc. so drivers are potentially cooler, more comfortable, and more able to concentrate.

  • Rapid cooling of the exhaust when the engine is turned off - the surface temperature of the coating drops quickly when the engine is off, making pit stops faster, easier and safer.

  • A three year product guarantee - this coating is covered by Zircotec's 3-year comprehensive product guarantee (reduced to 1-year for motorsport applications). More>

See our our new process video; see also our video showing our Performance WhiteTM coating being applied to a complex Inconel manifold; or read our additional technical information. More>


You can now purchase a small sample of any of our coatings with the knowledge that the cost of your purchase (up to 3 samples) will be refunded against your coating order.