Sustainable future mobility

The vision of a future mobility – sustainable and CO2 neutral – places increasing requirements on engineering. Higher specific mechanical and thermal loads on components and the need to minimize friction losses in tribological assemblies lead to a demand for new materials and innovative surface treatment processes to reduce friction and wear. IHI Ionbond’s low-friction and wear-resistant coating solutions perfectly match these requirements.

Plasma-enhanced vacuum coating technology (PVD/PACVD) is one of the key contributors to adjusting to these demands. Ionbond’s Tribobond™ coatings increase the wear resistance and efficiency of power trains by reducing friction. It is the enabling technology for higher-load conditions and also contributes to longer component lifetimes.