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Oerlikon Metco acquires novel technologies to strengthen its position in the coating materials market

Pfäffikon, Schwyz, Switzerland — March 2, 2017 — Oerlikon Metco, a leading materials and Surface solutions provider, acquires assets, technologies and key people from Recentis Advanced Materials Inc., Canada, to strengthen its position in the coating materials market.

Oerlikon Metco acquires novel technologies to strengthen its position in the coating materials market

Recentis Advanced Materials is an innovative startup, which developed novel technologies to master materials manufacturing at high temperatures. This technology enables Oerlikon Metco to produce powder materials requiring melting or alloying temperatures above 3200°C and/or require high purity properties. Oerlikon Metco also acquired the know-how and IP rights for the production of fully alloyed carbides that can be tailored in density to pair with a metal matrix, featuring excellent impact wear properties in combination with high abrasion resistance.

"This unique technology expands our manufacturing capabilities, will open new applications fields in key markets such as oil & gas, mining, steel, power and aviation and increases our ability to offer enhanced solutions to critical wear problems faced by our customers," says Dr. Montia Nestler, VP Global Materials Product Management. "We will be further developing the technology and leverage its benefits to other materials in our portfolio. This is another important step in our transformation to become a powerhouse in surface solutions and advanced materials," concludes Salvatore Musso, Head of Business Line Materials.

Oerlikon Metco has an extensive background in surface technology development and manufacturing with over 80 years of expertise in specialized materials for critical applications. The company has a long history of serving the needs of customers who require tailored materials for critical applications in markets such as aviation, power generation, automotive, mining, petrochemical processing, oil & gas exploration and extraction, as well as in the general industry.

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