Components Coatings

Boosting the performance of industrial machinery

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Coatings for Industrial Components

Industrial machinery often operates under adverse conditions such as high contact loads, aggressive environments, lack of lubrication or the presence of abrasive particulate. IHI Ionbond’s PVD, CVD and PACVD coatings are used in countless industrial machinery applications to improve the performance of  these components.

The Tribobond and Ionbond CVD families of coatings help increase durability and extend maintenance intervals, even becoming enabling elements without which operation is not possible. The coatings are specifically designed to accommodate applications in diverse industries, including aerospace, transportation, power generation and general engineering.

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Why should I choose coatings from Ionbond?

  • Dramatically reduced wear rates in mechanical contacts
  • Reduced friction losses and heat generation, leading to wear reduction and more efficient use of energy sources
  • Operation under starved lubrication conditions or without lubrication
  • No post-coating machining/grinding due to low coating thickness
  • Environmentally safe alternative to electroplating
  • Modest costs
  • Unique surface properties, e.g. electrical insulation, modified wettability, etc.
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Application Areas

The versatile properties of the Tribobond and Ionbond CVD coatings makes the perfect solution to meet the challenges that modern mechanical components are exposed to.

Wear Protection

  • Sliding lubricated and dry contacts
  • Abrasive wear
  • Erosion (hard particles, cavitation etc.)
  • Adhesive wear - galling/cold welding
  • Fretting

Friction Reduction

  • Friction reduction in boundary and mixed lubrication regimes
  • Providing extended life in oil-out situations
  • Friction reduction under dry conditions

Corrosion Protection

  • Wear protection in selected corrosive media
  • Corrosion protection in non-wear applications

Green alternative to electroplating

Electroplating processes are being phased out, driven by legislation. This requires an alternative that can meet environmental standards. Thin film coatings, produced by environmentally sound PVD and PACVD technologies, are such an alternative. They provide outstanding protection against fretting, galling and abrasion, while being fully REACH and RoHS compliant. Moreover, unlike hard chromium plating, TribobondTM coatings do not require post-machining, which results in lower overall component manufacturing costs.

Our certifications for industrial components

Ionbond aerospace facilities have the required accreditations, including ISO 9001, AS 9100 and NADCAP. Ionbond furthermore obtains specific qualifications from aircraft makers and suppliers of aerospace systems and components.
Ionbond also holds certification to produce coatings for Airbus aircraft in its facilities in Chassieu (FR), Consett (UK) and Greensboro (US).

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Val Lieberman

Val Lieberman

Global Segment Manager Industrial Components

+41 62 553 42 35 [email protected]