Castolin Eutectic, through their Monitor Coatings business, have announced they have developed a new extremely wear resistant coating to be applied to the inside of bloom, billet and round mould tubes via the HVOF process.
This development will revolutionise the durability and longevity of small moulds, in extending their performance life. Successful trials have already taken place in the Monitor Coating’s workshop, in North Shields, United Kingdom. These applications and the liquid fuel system are similar to, but have a more cost effective performance than the other mould coatings currently supplied into the UK and Europe.
Another advantage is that the new HVOF coatings are compliant with European Legislation such as the REACH Directive, providing continuity and a cost effective alternative to coatings that will soon become obsolete under the new regulations.
Monitor Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Bryan Allcock said, “We have been developing this HVOF coating formula for a number of years, and we have now perfected the patented application process. We are now looking forward to sharing this exciting technology with new and existing customers.”
Live trials of the coating are currently being prepared to be carried out on a number of carefully selected plants. This new application was launched at the METEC International Trade Fair, which took place in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 16-20 June 2015.
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