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Hardide Coatings is the leading global innovator and provider of advanced tungsten carbide-based coatings that significantly increase the life of critical metal parts operating in abrasive, erosive, corrosive and chemically aggressive environments.
The company was formed in 2000 by a team of UK-led venture capitalists to develop and commercialise a process that was invented by scientists in Cold War Russia at Moscow State University and a leading laboratory in the area of advanced materials.
In 2003, the company headquarters and UK manufacturing facility was established in Bicester, Oxfordshire. From this location, we serve customers around the world including the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, the Far East and Australia. We also have a manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas that is currently in hibernation and which will be re-opened when it is economically prudent to do so.
Hardide plc has been listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM: HDD) since 2005.
Hardide coatings is a family of nanostructured tungsten carbide based coatings that that are highly abrasion, erosion, corrosion and chemical resistant while also being tough, ductile and impact resistant.
Applied by low temperature chemical vapour deposition (CVD), they can coat internal surfaces and complex shapes and are ideal for tightly toleranced parts. They possess a unique combination of properties and features in one coating. This provides significant advantages over other hard facing coating technologies:
- An environmentally compliant replacement for hard chrome
- Extreme wear, abrasion & erosion resistance
- Corrosion & chemical resistance
- Toughness, ductility & impact resistance
- Uniform and conformal coating
- Low friction
- Cobalt and binder-free
- Pore-free, dense, homogeneous structure
- Smooth and uniform ‘as coated’ finish
- Reduced finishing time
- Improved design opportunities