Other Industries

Other Industries 2017-07-26T15:10:25+00:00

Zircotec’s performance coatings are used across a broad range of industries and industrial applications including: Oil & gas, Power generation, Manufacturing, Defence, Nuclear, Automotive. Our key product offerings are:

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

Thermal Barrier Coatings

Our ThermoHold® based ceramic 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.

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, e.g. where personnel need to work close to a heat source.
  • Fire protection.

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.

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.

Ceramic Fabrications

A key part of Zircotec’s business is the fabrication of components from a range of different ceramic materials by similar techniques to those used for our ceramic coatings.  We manufacture a range of components such as:

  • High temperature Ceramic Crucibles.
  • Ceramic Filters, e.g. for use in gas detectors.
  • Ceramic Furnace Components such as ceramic tubes.
  • High temperature ceramic Susceptor Tubes for use in optical fibre production.
  • Ceramic components for their combined Electrical and Thermal Insulation.