Thermal spraying of Silicon Carbide (SIC) made possible
Seram Coatings´ product ThermaSiC enables SiC (Silicon Carbide) to be applied as a coating by thermal spraying for the first time. ThermaSiC provides superior coating performance in corrosive and abrasive environments as well as at high temperatures (up to 1500° C in air and 2400° C in inert atmosphere). As SiC is one of the worlds hardest synthetic materials (only exceeded by diamond, cubic boron nitride and boron carbide) and possesses lower density than competing solutions such as WC (tungsten carbide), ThermaSiC gives your products a longer lifetime, lower maintenance costs as well as giving you a competitive advantage.
Compared to vacuum deposition methods (PVD or CVD), thermal spray of ThermaSiC deposition rates and efficiency and has a significantly lower cost. In addition ThermaSiC is specially designed to be used in atmospheric thermal spray conditions suppressing the need for expensive and size limiting vacuum chambers. ThermaSiC is patent pending and owned by Seram Coatings AS and is currently being proven in pilot projects in several industries.