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Say NO to Cancer: Chrome-Free Sacrificial Cermet Coatings in Aerospace


In the framework of European legislation (REACH regulations) requiring the elimination of hexavalent Chromium (Cr6+), which is carcinogenic, Castolin Eutectic - Monitor Coatings led the R&D project "Accelerated Manufacturing with Chrome Free Sacrificial Cermet Coatings in Aerospace" (AMSCA project) from June 2014 to May 2017. The project was successful and led to the development of a basecoat plus seal coat which met all functional requirements tested, showing that a solution could be deployed as a system and gaining significant levels of scientific understanding.

Monitoring technology for quality improvements and increased operational performance


Monitor Coatings Limited, the Castolin Eutectic subsidiary and surface engineering specialist in North Tyneside, was funded by UK’s Innovation Agency to investigate the elements within the Acoustic Emissions (AE) of the thermal spray process that contain information about the coating quality.

 

The objective of the study was to develop next generation on-line monitoring that can  detect deviations from the optimum spraying conditions at an early stage, enabling prompt correction and greatly reducing product rejections and re-coating compared to the inadequate post-spray quality check.

Castolin Eutectic | Monitor Coatings receives Nadcap accreditation for specialist ‘coatings’


Nadcap recognises Castolin Eutectic | Monitor Coatings for its commitment to continual improvement in aerospace quality. Monitor Coatings Ltd, Castolin Eutectic’s UK based coatings service centre, announces that it has received Nadcap ‘merit’ accreditation for specialist aerospace coatings following an audit in November 2017. 

Innovators set to improve wear resistant coatings with the aid of nanotechnology


Funding has been granted by UK’s Innovation Agency to engineer novel wear resistant coatings applied via high kinetic energy spray processes

North East Company wins funding to develop functional gradient design coatings


Researchers set to conduct studies to develop low cost customisable coatings that can coat 3D geometries whilst protecting against aggressive high temperature environments. 

 

BBC: Coating made to last "for as long as HMS Queen Elizabeth sails the seas"


Monitor Coatings, part of Castolin Eutectic since 2013, were featured in the BBC’s The One Show on 26 January 2017. The short film covered the construction of Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier and showcased our truly innovative, next generation coating system. The 3 billion-pound ship is the largest aircraft carrier the UK ever had and will be the heart of the Royal Navy's operations for decades to come.

Visiting Monitor Coatings' headquarters in the North Shields, BBC's Marty Jopson has done a simulation on the behavior of a conventional paint system in contact with a jet engine at 600 C. The damage to the paint is obvious after one single firing.

Furnace Mineral Products (FMP), Inc. joins Castolin Eutectic Group


The Castolin Eutectic Group, a division of the Messer Eutectic Castolin GmbH Holding with headquarters in Bad Soden, Germany, announces the acquisition of Furnace Mineral Products (FMP), Inc, on February 1, 2017.  A privately owned corporation based in Toronto, Canada, FMP specializes in the research, development, manufacture and field application of innovative, inorganic-hybrid coatings.

Monitor Coatings deepens surface roughness knowledge


Constantly aspiring to provide leading-edge wear protection solutions for hostile environments, Monitor Coatings acquired a new surface roughness tester at the end of June 2016 that increases data capture abilities in this critical area.

Tom Nicholson, Monitor Coatings’ production manager based in Newcastle, UK, reveals: “Having considered the offerings from several other manufactures, we identified Mitutoyo’s Surftest SJ-410 as the ideal tester for our use. An in-house demonstration confirmed the robust, portable unit’s suitability for both static surface roughness testing in our quality department and for use on our shopfloor, in addition to occasional offsite use”.

Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier getting ready to set sail


Work on Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy’s biggest ship in history, is nearing completion according to this BBC report from 20 May. The thermal metal spray coating to be applied to 2,000 square metres of the 19,000 sqm main deck has been developed by Monitor Coatings.

"Working with experts in the UK, we have developed a unique coating to provide the necessary protection to the flight deck of the aircraft carriers and this will ensure they can deliver the UK’s carrier strike capability for the next 50 years," explained Ian Booth, Managing Director of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance.

XuperCoat: the highest protection technology for moulds in Steel industry


In the production and processing of steel, the CastCoat copper mould surfaces are subject to extreme operating conditions which have a direct influence on the quality of the product manufactured. Using the unique XuperCOAT coating, the surface is protected from wear and corrosion at high temperatures.

The improved wear resistance results in longer campaign in exchanging moulds, which ensures higher availability and quality throughput. Moreover, the protection ensured by the XuperCOAT provides longer life of the copper plates, thus saving costs and reducing maintenance online and offline.

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