Specialist metallic coatings are advanced materials that offer unique properties and performance advantages over traditional coatings. They are engineered to provide a wide range of enhanced properties to metal substrates, enabling them to withstand harsh environments and meet demanding application requirements, such as corrosion resistance, wear resistance, thermal protection, and electrical conductivity.
They are used in a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, electronics, decorative finishes, and energy.
Specialist metallic coatings innovation is focused on developing new and improved materials and processes to improve the performance, durability, and sustainability of coatings and the performance of metal surfaces in demanding applications.
The specialist metallic coatings development landscape in the UK and Europe is highly active, and PI-KEM is a leading supplier of specialist metallic powders, flakes, and granules into both research and commercial production. PI-KEM acquired Hart Materials in 2021, which further expanded their capabilities in this area.
PI-KEM and PI-KEM Hart’s Materials Teams can support with enquiries ranging from small quantities to large volumes of coating precursors and materials, dependent on the customers’ requirements.