Coatings For Space Applications
IHI Ionbond coatings have numerous applications in the space industry, both in satellites and launch vehicles. In many cases, these coatings have been specially developed or customized to meet unique functionality requirements.
For instance, Ionbond Tribobond™ coatings are used in elements of cryogenic fuel delivery systems to prevent galling and provide other functional improvements. Specialty Bernex™ diffusion barrier coatings are used to enable operation of plasma thrusters to control space probes and satellites. Ionbond engineers also developed coatings for extremely high-temperature applications, e.g. in rocket nozzles.