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Press releases (12/15/17) Oerlikon Balzers announces BALIFOR T as the ta-C solution for automotive components

Oerlikon Balzers announces BALIFOR T as the  ta-C solution for automotive components Balzers, Liechtenstein, 15 December 2017 – Oerlikon Balzers offers the complete coating portfolio for automotive components with a range from DLC to MoN to ta-C solutions. Customers are supported by Oerlikon Balzers’ expertise to identify the best solution for their application with tailor-made coatings.

Being the global market leader for automotive coatings and with extensive experience in the sector, Oerlikon Balzers is familiar with the requirements, processes and standards of the industry while covering the complete value chain. The company now presents BALIFOR T as the ta-C solution for automotive components.

BALIFOR T is an additional automotive surface technology, which can be offered to global automotive customers. The portfolio of automotive component solutions spans from BALINIT DLC (Diamond-like-carbon) to BALIFOR M, the award-winning molybdenum coating, and to BALIFOR T, a tetra-amorphous carbon coating. As solution providers, Oerlikon Balzers’ technical experts will consult the customers to find the perfect fit for their application. A seamless switch from BALINIT DLC to BALIFOR T is part of the game. BALIFOR T is the best choice for high temperature applications (depending on pressure), low lubrication applications for longer periods and in aggressive additive environments.

Setting the standards in coating technology, Oerlikon Balzers has delivered ta-C coatings with a high-energy arc-evaporation process for other industries such as tooling for years, now rolling them out into the automotive market in one combined solution that includes pre- and post-treatment. This service package includes the unique Controlled Contact Pressure Post-Treatment Process explicitly customised by Oerlikon Balzers, thus constantly delivering reliable results globally.

“For more than 20 years we have been partnering with the automotive industry and have profound knowledge of pre- and post-treatments. Our globally controlled and standardised processes guarantee reproducibility and can therefore deliver identical results all over the world: be it for the same production in different locations, or for the transfer from one location to another. Oerlikon Balzers fulfills the automotive standards in requirements, processing and industry, covering the complete value added chain from OEMs to Tier2.” says Jochen Weyandt, Head of Automotive Solutions at Oerlikon Balzers. “Customers can test their parts in their specific application; samples are available within a short period! Our global teams are ready for a joint development approach to develop the best tailor-made solution based on BALIFOR T.”

Enhanced automotive component coatings with BALIFOR T, the ta-C solution for high temperature environments.

For further information, please contact:

Alessandra Doëll
Head of Communications, Oerlikon Balzers
T +423 388 7500
F +423 388 5419
alessandra.doell@oerlikon.com

www.oerlikon.com/balzers

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