Source: Keronite Inc. announcement
Greenwood, Ind. – Keronite has announced plans to open a new North American surface technology center in 2021.
Keronite is opening the new facility to further boost the company’s capability for customer research and development projects. Customers will be able to benefit from increased capacity from mid-2020, as Keronite makes new appointments in the United States.
The new surface technology center will be situated near the company’s existing manufacturing facility in Greenwood, Ind. The company’s Greenwood plant features an automated production line, used to service Keronite’s long-term manufacturing partnerships with blue-chip manufacturers.
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The company’s proprietary technologies uniquely enhance the performance of light alloys. This helps Keronite’s customers create fuel-efficient, lightweight products that stand the test of time, wear and corrosion. Materials scientists at Keronite develop bespoke-to-application coatings to provide a unique performance benefit to customers’ components.
The company works with some of the world’s largest industrial manufacturing companies, as well as aerospace and automotive manufacturers. Engineering industries are reliant upon the performance of their materials and are continually looking for ways to create products that perform better. Keronite has received a surge of interest in its technologies in the United States over the past 12 months.
Commenting on the announcement, Keronite’s CEO Matt Hamblin said, “Our U.S. business has grown significantly over the past three years. Over this time, we’ve developed new partnerships with blue-chip manufacturers. We’re taking this next step to boost R&D capabilities in response to the growing demand for our technologies from the U.S. market.”
Keronite designs, develops and deploys surface coating technologies that enhance the performance of light alloys. Using a coating technique called plasma electrolytic oxidation, the coating is completely tailorable.
Materials scientists can adapt the electrochemistry (among other factors) in the process to improve the life, performance and weight of components. The company opened its first dedicated technology center in June 2019, with wet laboratory facilities and salt-spray booths among plenty of other testing equipment.
The entire announcement can be viewed by clicking HERE.