Ionbond’s Greensboro plant - center of excellence in serving customers
The Ionbond plant in Greensboro, USA, is a center of excellence in servicing customers, with a very diverse product portfolio. Read on to learn about their unique aerospace certification and coating capabilities.
Ionbond has coating facilities in 15 countries, each with their own mix of core products to serve the local markets. Today, we take a peek at our plant in Greensboro, North Carolina (USA), which specializes in coatings for various components.
It is also the only Airbus-certified coating facility in the country, giving it an exclusive right to process components of all Airbus aircraft. The plant, with a team of 35 people, runs a 24/7 operation and strives to be the center of excellence in serving their customers in a range of sectors.
The place to be for your application – no matter the sector
Ghulam Husnain, Plant Manager, is proud of the work they do in Greensboro: “We have a very diverse portfolio of products, such as industrial components for the aerospace, wind power generation and locomotives sector. In addition, we work for customers in the automotive sector, as well as for deco/sports, which includes firearms.”
The plant of course has the necessary certifications for these challenging sectors. Along with the general ISO 9001-2015 certification, the plant also has an aerospace-specific AS9100D and automotive TS16949 certifications. It is also compliant with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), which cover working with of components for firearms and defense equipment.
“New customers benefit from us regularly working with such a diverse customer base,” says Jamey Ewing, Senior Process Engineer. “It allows us to bring new products in easily. Our team is experienced in a range of industries, so we can quickly determine the right fixturing and coatings for a new application.”
High-tech equipment focused on quality and throughput
The Greensboro facility is equipped with state-of-the-art coating and cleaning systems. Their coating machines are all made by Ionbond’s sister company Hauzer, known for their reliability and top-of-the-line technology: four Hauzer sputter machines and a large arc evaporation technology machine for the decorative applications. Because the machines are all different sizes, the most efficient machine can be chosen for each job. An important plus to the Greensboro lineup is the capacity for large components: up to 60 inches in height and 24 inches in width.