Thermal spraying

Thermal spraying is a coating process that generally applies  a powdery or a wire-shaped coating material by spinning it with high thermal energy onto a component surface, where it creates a coating.

There are a number of different process variations, for example plasma spraying, high-speed flame spraying or arc spraying, which are used for processing a broad range of materials, such as metals, ceramics and polymers, into functional coatings. Layer thicknesses range from approx. 30 µm to several millimeters.

Thermal spraying is used in particular for wear-resistant combination layers, where an extreme surface hardness is to be combined with non-stick and sliding properties or enhanced traction properties.

Impreglon products for thermal spraying

  • CeC®

    CeraCoat®

    Functional surfaces to protect from wear

    With CeraCoat®, high-quality metal and ceramic coatings are created in a thermal spraying process. Extreme surface hardness optimizes the wear resistance and traction properties and extends the service life of components subjected to high levels of mechanical strain.

  • PC®

    PlasmaCoat®

    Wear-resistant combination coatings

    The PlasmaCoat® coating procedure combines the outstanding surface hardness and wear resistance of thermally sprayed metal or ceramic coatings with the nonstick and sliding properties of polymers and fluoropolymers.

  • StC®

    StarCoat®

    Extraordinary wear protection

    StarCoat® metal and carbide coating systems are applied with high-speed thermal spraying techniques to achieve exceptional wear resistance.

CeraCoat® – Functional surfaces to protect from wear

With CeraCoat®, high-quality metal and ceramic coatings are created in a thermal spraying process. Extreme surface hardness optimizes the wear resistance and traction properties and extends the service life of components subjected to high levels of mechanical strain. Modifications in the surface roughness and profile enable the coating to be adapted to the relevant application. Sealed with a top coat, excellent nonstick properties can be achieved.

CeraCoat® coatings can be applied to nearly all metallic materials and carbon fiber materials to provide a wear-resistant surface. Mechanically finished CeraCoat® antiwear protective coatings can even replace hard chrome coatings for wear resistance.

Coating thicknesses: 80 µm to 200 µm
Temperature range: -40 °C to +270 °C
Surface roughnesses (Ra): approx. 0.2 µm (mech. finished) up to 30 µm
Surface hardness: 28 to 70 HRc
FDA-approved: yes, with certain coating types
Polymer layer
Metallic/ceramic reinforcement layer
Substrate

PlasmaCoat® – Wear-resistant combination coatings

The PlasmaCoat® coating procedure combines the outstanding surface hardness and wear resistance of thermally sprayed metal or ceramic coatings with the nonstick and sliding properties of polymers and fluoropolymers.

PlasmaCoat® combination coatings also offer very good traction properties with various surface roughnesses and profiles. An embedded metal or ceramic coating can be used as a substrate for the antiwear protective coating.

Coating thicknesses: 80 µm to 295 µm
Temperature range: -40 °C to +270 °C
Surface roughnesses (Ra): 1.5 µm to 17.5 µm
Surface hardness: 28 to 70 HRc
FDA-approved: yes, with certain coating types
Polymer layer
Metallic/ceramic reinforcement layer
Substrate

StarCoat® – Extraordinary wear protection

StarCoat® metal and carbide coating systems are applied with high-speed thermal spraying techniques to achieve exceptional wear resistance. The low proportion of pores creates an extremely high surface hardness of up to 70 HRc.

SuperChrome® belongs to the StarCoat® family. It is a cost-efficient alternative to conventional hard chromes, with high resistance to wear and corrosion. This coating is a favorite for rolls in wet applications like in the paper industry.

ArmorClad® is another member of the StarCoat® range. It provides an even harder carbide surface that is virtually pore-free and can withstand even the sharpest knives. When mechanically finished, this coating is particularly well suited for counter cutting cylinders used to cut paper, cardboard and films.

Coating thickness: 100 µm to 800 µm
Surface roughnesses (Ra): approx. 0.2 µm (mech. finished) up to 30 µm
Temperature range: -40 °C to +950 °C
Surface hardness: 53 to 70 HRc
Polymer layer
Metallic/ceramic reinforcement layer
Substrate

Locations for process: Thermal spraying

Lüneburg

Impreglon Oberflächentechnik GmbH
Hohenhorststraße 1
21337 Lüneburg
Germany
1 +49 4131 882-10
+49 4131 882-250
lueneburg@impreglon.de
Local Site

Moers

Impreglon Moers GmbH
Altenbruchstraße 10
47447 Moers
Germany
1 +49 2841 3829
+49 2841 34424
moers@impreglon.de
Local Site

Pulversheim

Impreglon France SAS
Air de la Thur
68840 Pulversheim
France
2 +33 3 89 28 32 80
+33 3 89 28 32 89
info@impreglon.fr
Local Site

Löddeköpinge

Impreglon Sverige AB
Mobilvägen 1
246 43 Löddeköpinge
Sweden
3 +46 46 706 500
+46 46 706 900
info@impreglon.se
Local Site

Tamworth

Impreglon UK Ltd.
Kingsbury Link, Trinity Road
Tamworth B78 2EX
United Kingdom
5 +44 1827 871400
+44 1827 871401
info@impreglon.co.uk
Local Site

Beuningen

Impreglon B.V.
Nikkelwerf 5
6641 TM Beuningen
Netherlands
6 +31 24 677 79 11
+31 24 677 8901
info@impreglon.nl
Local Site

Baltimore

Impreglon, Inc.
2915 Wilmarco Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21223
U.S.A.
7 +1 410 644 4500
+1 410 644 1766
info@impreglon-baltimore.us
Local Site

Fairburn

Impreglon Inc.
220 Fairburn Ind. Blvd.
30213 Fairburn, GA
U.S.A.
7 +1 770 969 9191
+1 770 969 9192
info@impreglon.us
Local Site

Houston

Impreglon Surface Technologies, Inc.
6421 Lozano Drive
Houston, Texas 77041
U.S.A.
7 +1 713 466 9655
+1 713 466 1762
info@impreglonsurfacetechnologies.us
Local Site

Milwaukee

Impreglon Cellramic
8399 N. 87 th St.
PO Box 241370
Milwaukee, WI 53224
U.S.A.
7 +1 414 357 0260
+1 414 357 0267
info@impreglon-cellramic.us
Local Site