Segment Coating

Oerlikon Coating (Segment)

The Segment Coating is the world’s leading supplier of PVD coatings for tools and precision components. The coatings – deposited with state of the art equipment from the Segment Coating – increase performance and therefore productivity. Coating services are offered through a network of 92 centers in 33 countries.

CEO Segment Coating

Dr. Hans Brändle

Core competencies

Coating Technologies

Application Highlights
  • Numerous Formula 1 engine components are coated by Oerlikon
  • For the first time, the new P3e (TM) combines the advantages of the common PVD and CVD processes, and thus opens new market potentials for designing high-performance tools.
Business Units/Market areas/Applications

PPDTM and P3eTM: Oerlikon Balzers sets new industrial standards with PPDTM and P3eTM. Pulsed Plasma Diffusion (PPDTM) will replace the traditional hard chrome plating for medium and large punching and forming tools. With this new solution by-products such as hexavalent chromium, which is harmful to health and the environment, will be eliminated.

The Pulse Enhanced Electron Emission (P3eTM) technology is a breakthrough within the thin film processes. Installed on the latest coating equipment INNOVA, P3eTM enables the deposition of advanced oxide-based coatings and therefore offers a completely new range of possibilities in the design and performance of cutting tools. All global leaders in tool manufacturing have opted for this innovative coating system.

Precision Tools
Precision Components
Cutting Tools
Forming Tools
Die Casting
Engine Technology
Fluid Technology
Mechanical Drives
Fuel Injection


Alessandra Doëll
Head of Communications
P: +423 388 7500
F: +423 388 5419
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Oerlikon Balzers Coating AG
Balzers Technology & Service Centre
Iramali 18
9496 Balzers
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