New coating enables adoption of composite battery cases for electric and hybrid vehicles

Conductive coating for composites protects battery from electromagnetic fields and radio frequency interference The development enables a significant reduction in the weight of a battery system Abingdon, UK, 2nd May 2018… Zircotec Group has developed a new conductive ceramic coating that enables vehicle manufacturers to use carbon or plastic composite battery casings for hybrid and…

New ceramic coating technology enables wider adoption of composite materials

First plasma applied thermal barrier coating to achieve superb finish for Class A (visible) surfaces Enables composites to be used in areas of vehicles not previously possible because of high temperatures Successfully trialled with several premium vehicle manufacturers Abingdon, UK, 6th March 2018… Zircotec Group has developed the first plasma applied thermal barrier coating that…

New R&D Facility Helps Combat Challenges Arising From Increasing Exhaust Temperatures

Comprehensive rig test data will help develop new solutions and identify the optimum thermal barrier choice for individual customer requirements Abingdon, UK, 7th February 2018… Heat management specialist Zircotec Group has created an R&D facility to accelerate the development of new thermal coatings, heat shields and manufacturing processes. Under the leadership of Dr Paul Prince,…

Commercial Vehicle Manufacturers Facing Significant Thermal Management Issues

Research and development programmes are underway to help vehicle manufacturers keep exhausts hotter on the inside and cooler on the outside Abingdon, UK, 25th January 2018… Heat management specialist, Zircotec, is conducting research and development programs into helping commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturers deal with a uniquely difficult combination of exhaust system challenges. Internal exhaust temperatures…

Zircotec Group launches new performance enhancing coatings at Autosport International 2018

External cylinder head and engine block coating – reduces under-bonnet temperatures while providing aesthetic and customisable finish Internal cylinder head coatings – to further reduce under-bonnet temperatures and contain heat within the combustion chamber and exhaust system Piston crown and valve base coatings – prevents damage by reducing surface temperatures and improves engine thermal efficiency…

Zircotec Group acquires Performance 1 Coatings to offer a complete range of ceramic coating solutions

Acquisition of Performance 1 Coatings provides a one-stop-shop for ceramic coatings, from aesthetic-protection to premium thermal barrier coatings Abingdon, UK, 1st September 2017… Heat management specialist, Zircotec Group, has acquired ceramic exhaust treatment developer, Performance 1 Coatings (P1C). The takeover, which includes 100% of the P1C business, widens the breadth of Zircotec Group’s product range, which…

Latest thermal management technology showcased at Automechanika Birmingham

Demonstration of innovative aftermarket and OE technologies required by turbocharging, downsizing and need to maintain efficiency Abingdon, UK, 31st May 2017… Heat management specialist Zircotec will be showcasing its range of thermal management solutions at Automechanika Birmingham, June 6-8, NEC, UK. Packaging constraints caused by complex modern powertrain and vehicle structure safety requirements, and the…

HEAT MANAGEMANT SPECIALIST SECURES BIGGEST EVER SINGLE CONTRACT

Prestige automotive manufacturer commits to £1m deal for exhaust tail pipe coating from Zircotec   Abingdon, UK, 15th March 2017… Heat management specialist Zircotec has secured its biggest ever single contract, to supply an ultra-durable ceramic coating for the exhaust tail pipes of a premium European supercar. The £1m contract is for Zircotec’s Ultimate Range™….

Ducati Diavel Diesel Uses Zircotec Ceramic Exhaust Coating

Zircotec’s Ultra-tough black finish complements unique styling theme on exclusive model Heat management specialist Zircotec is supplying the tough black ceramic coating for the exhaust pipes and silencers of the limited edition Ducati Diavel Diesel, a collaboration between the Ducati Design Center and fashion house Diesel. On sale from April, the stunning special edition model…