Aerospace & Defence

Aerospace & Defence 2017-07-26T15:10:25+00:00

Thermal Spray Coatings

Our thermal spray coatings are increasingly being utilised in a range of Aerospace and Marine applications.  Our key product offerings are:

  • Zircotec® thermal spray coatings.
  • ZircoFlex foil – Our flexible ceramic heat shield material.
  • Zircotec® carbon composite coatings.
  • Anti-wear coating for carbon composites.

Zircotec® Thermal Barrier Coatings

Our ThermoHold® based thermal barrier coatings have been developed to significantly reduce heat transfer, providing lightweight and easily packaged coatings to reduce heat loss from hot components.

Performance WhiteTM delivers the ultimate in thermal barrier performance.  It has quickly become the mainstay of Zircotec’s offering to Motorsport, and is now used in a broad range of other applications.  Click here for further details of our entire range of automotive coatings, all of which have applications beyond the automotive sector.

Our ceramic coatings offer the best thermal barrier protection on the market.  Years of experience, innovation and development have made Zircotec the market leader in heat management solutions and our thermal spray coatings are recognised all over the world.

ZircoFlex® Foil – Our flexible ceramic heat shield material.

ZircoFlex® is our revolutionary flexible ceramic heat shield material, offering superb thermal barrier performance at minimal weight (0.46kg/m2) and minimal thickness (0.25mm) . The material is produced as a thin aluminium backed foil that is shipped in the form of a roll.

Typical applications for ZircoFlex® include:

  • Protection of heat sensitive components and structures from local heat sources.
  • The insulation of pipework and structures to reduce heat loss.
  • Reduction of heat soak.
  • Fire protection.
Thermal spray coatings on the ZircoFlex heat shield

Zircotec® Carbon Composite Coatings

We have developed a range of coatings that are plasma sprayed onto carbon composite (and some plastics) to provide protection from radiant heat or hot gas, offer fire resistance, and protect against delamination and resin melt.  Additionally, we can apply a heat-reflective coating for extra protection against radiant heat.  Adopted widely in F1 motorsport, and with patents pending, our technology is attracting significant interest from other industries where carbon composite is used.

Thermal spray coating using our Performance White ceramic coating, being applied on a brake duct

Anti-Wear Coating for Carbon Composites

A further derivative of our carbon composite coating technology is a product that provides physical protection for the surface of carbon composite components, helping to prevent damage from wear, abrasion, stone chips, etc. to vulnerable components.