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 are able to provide advice on most thermal barrier, heat management, material science and surface engineering issues. Zircotec offers its products to OEM manufacturers, Tier1 companies and retail customers.
Key products supplied by Zircotec to the OEM sector and its supply chain include:
- Heat insulation solutions for vehicle exhaust system components: Thermal barrier coatings and ceramic based insulation products offer reduced heat transfer; increased thermal efficiency, component protection; and passenger comfort.
- Performance heat shield solutions: ZircoFlex® heat shield materials offer high performance protection against both radiant and convective heat in confined and hostile environments.
Zircotec’s innovative ZircoFlex® and ZircoFlex® FORM ceramic heat shield materials are particularly beneficial for OEMs in search of a lightweight and flexible solution to heat management that can be easily retrofitted if necessary.
ZircoFlex® are a thin aluminium foil substrate to which the ceramic coating are applied to. The new material is lightweight at only 460g/m2 and is just 0.25mm thick. ZircoFlex® foil is however robust and easy to handle. It can be cut and installed by hand or machine, and is easily fixed in place using mechanical fasteners or high temperature adhesives, allowing it to be integrated directly into conventional production or maintenance operations.
The ZircoFlex® heat shields have more than five years of intensive research behind them. ZircoFlex® FORM uses a dimpled stainless steel sheet ceramic coated on both sides. This more rigid, stainless steel heatshield combines Zircotec’s proven ceramic coating protection together with the strength and ability to form structures such as heatshields, boxes and bulkheads. Thanks to its ability to solve multiple heat issues, including both radiant and conductive heat sources with gold and black surface treatments, ZircoFlex® FORM delivers a compelling mix of strength, weight, and structure with heat resistance.
Zircoflex® FORM has been created to be easy to use with no requirement for special tools to create an effective solution for any car. FORM can be bent, cut and formed to shape, making it easy to fit in any application where heat is an issue.
Automechanika Birmingham is the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain. The 2017 event will be 70% bigger than in 2016 and host over 800 quality exhibitors with 250 companies new to the event.