Good reasons to protect your surface using Wicoatec
Barely visible, but always there: Wicoat is a range of silicon-dioxide thin-film coating systems which optimise and protect metal surfaces.
Silicon dioxide – also known as the main component of glass – basically guarantees high chemical and thermal resistance.
The films are created using the patented Wicoatec process. This is an adapted chemical vapour deposition process, or CVD process, also known as chemical gas phase deposition.
While other CVD processes need a coating temperature of around 1,000 °C, the Wicoatec process runs at very moderate process temperatures. This means that almost all metals and metal alloys can be coated without destroying them.
Advantages of the Wicoatec process at a glance
- Internal coating
Finishing surfaces with complex structures and interiors that are difficult to reach.
The film properties can be changed by the addition of chemical additives.
- Following contours
No appreciable change in component dimensions or thermal conductivity.
wico®pro protects components from scaling and fouling. Inorganic salts and organic components are deposited on the surface of uncoated components. wico®pro significantly reduces this process. This extends the service life of the component. Costs are reduced and resources are conserved.
wico®cure protects metal components from aggressive media and prevents corrosion. No metal ions can escape and the surrounding medium is protected from contamination. A potential release of lead, copper or nickel is no problem, even stricter regulations are met.