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Passion for surface solutions: from our beginnings in 1946 until today
For 75 years, Oerlikon Balzers has stood for pioneering developments and global technology leadership in thin-film coatings. We live our passion for surface solutions with a unique combination of sustainability, innovative drive, entrepreneurial spirit and tradition. This benefits our customers – and our environment – yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Balzers' first PVD hard coating for tools, BALINIT® A, was officially "born" on September 1st 1978. Since then, Oerlikon Balzers has been an unprecedented success story, ranging from pioneering the world of coatings to being a market leader.
With the support of Prince Franz Josef II and Swiss industrialist Emil Georg Bührle, Professor Max Auwärter founded Gerätebauanstalt Balzers
Introduction of the BALINIT® C (WC/C) carbon coating
Technological breakthrough with proprietary and patented P3e (TM) technology which allows deposition of hard aluminium-oxide coatings at coating temperatures clearly below 600°C
Launch of BALINIT FORMERA / FORMERA PLUS – the coating solution for AHSS forming applications
75 years of Oerlikon Balzers: endless passion for sustainable surface solutions
Oerlikon Balzers is awarded the Technology Innovation Award by AutoRevista, the leading Spanish trade magazine for the automotive industry. This award recognises the growth achieved in Spain by Oerlikon Balzers, which has offered a diverse and sustainable coating portfolio in this industrial sector for decades.
Its superior abrasive and corrosion resistance makes it perfect for applications with glass fibre reinforced plastics (GFRPs) and fully recycled materials while ensuring a longer mould service life and delivering high-quality products.
BALIQ ANTOS increases considerably production output thanks to its homogenous running-in behaviour. Customers benefit from high process reliability and longer tool service life.
BALINIT MAYURA is a new carbon-based coating for machining and forming non-ferrous materials. Manufacturers and end users benefit from longer tool service life and higher productivity in the manufacturing process.