Oxide Ceramic Powder Materials for Thermal Spray

Oxide Ceramic Powder Materials for Thermal Spray

Applying thermal sprayed ceramics onto metallic substrates offers enhanced surface properties. Examples include thermal or electrical insulation, and wear and corrosion resistance. We can tailor a complete coating system for your specific needs with our flexible and expert resources.

Proven surfaces for many different applications

The uses for thermal sprayed ceramic materials is vast. To name just a few:

  • Diesel engine pistons
  • Automotive valves and cylinders
  • Thermal barrier coatings for aircraft and industrial gas turbine combustion liners, blades, and vanes
  • Electrolytes, interconnects, cathodes, and anodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC)  
  • Anilox and corona rolls for the printing industry
  • Calendar rollers, corrugating rollers, and doctor blades for paper manufacturing
  • Oxygen sensors for select gas permeability
  • Sputter targets used in Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating applications
  • Fiber and thread guides for textile manufacturing
  • Biomedical implants
  • Industrial applications such as metal casting troughs, hydraulic cylinders, and mechanical seals

Large variety of standard powder chemistries

We warehouse and globally supply ceramic powders with base chemistries that include:

  • Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia (YSZ)
  • Alumina
  • Chromia
  • Titania
  • Lanthanum Strontium Manganite (LSM)
  • Combination chemistries

Optimized Products

We manufacture powders with particle size distributions optimized for one of the following coating processes:

  • Atmospheric Powder Spray (APS)
  • Combustion Powder Thermospray
  • Plasma Spray-Physical Vapor Deposition (PS-PVD)

Our ceramics are strategically manufactured to best suit the application. For example, we supply Thermal Barrier Coating (TBC) materials in two formats:

  • Agglomerated and densified, spherical powders — best for standard porosity, high deposit-efficiency applications
  • Agglomerated and sintered powders — best for high porosity, thick TBC coatings

New and custom surface solutions

Our Research and Development capabilities allow us to develop new powders and coatings for even the most challenging operating conditions. We can tailor our equipment for every type of production requirement. Our metallic bond coat materials suit an extensive range of substrates and service conditions. When combined, the flexibility and diversity of our resources allow us to develop a complete coating system tailored to your specific needs.


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