Duralar has developed an entirely new class of hard coatings that is unprecedented in the industry. These provide new levels of hardness and wear resistance as well as corrosion resistance. One new coating combines exceptional hardness with dry lubrication. The remarkable new Duralar technologies create whole new market segments and often fill the voids between traditional technical thin film coatings and the hard chrome plating and alternative markets. Duralar coatings offer important new advantages both in performance and price; they may be applied rapidly and they are environmentally friendly!
Proprietary InnerArmor™ coating technology
InnerArmor™ coating technology, originally developed by Duralar’s Sub-One subsidiary for coating interior surfaces, is a further extension of our metal coating capabilities. It is particularly useful for coating the insides of industrial pipes and other tubular parts. InnerArmor technology extends the available coating thickness range and is ideally suited for numerous applications in oil & gas, chemical processing, armament, automotive and many other industries.
Proprietary DualArmor™ coating technology
Duralar’s Emperion is a Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) system that employs a proprietary Duralar “hollow cathode” technique called DualArmor™. This unique process creates a field of high-energy electrons and bathes the parts in an ultra-high intensity plasma — over 200 times greater than a standard plasma — that effectively covers all part geometries, both exterior and interior. This allows parts to be coated at an unprecedented high rate. During the process, high-energy ionized gases also clean the parts and create an optimized adhesive bond before the coating is deposited. The DualArmor process eliminates the line-of-sight limitations that spray-type coatings have. Since all deposition occurs within the dense plasma, all part surfaces — including complex 3D shapes such as screw threads — are coated with high uniformity, eliminating the need for post-processing.