A Spectrum of Duralar Coatings for a Range of Applications

Duralar Technologies provides the advanced deposition systems that apply our unique Duralar hard coatings; and these systems are designed to be installed in volume-production customer facilities. Through select Duralar-licensed partners we also provide Duralar-coating services for certain applications. If you presently offer commercial coating services and are interested in adding Duralar high-performance coatings to your repertoire, we’d like to hear from you, so please contact us.

A selection of Duralar coatings…

Our offering of Duralar hard coatings and DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coatings provide a range of unique qualities that cover a broad spectrum of application needs…

Duralar WearGuard

Duralar WearGuard coatings have a metal component that provides toughness, the diamond component provides exceptional wear resistance, and the combination delivers extraordinary overall performance. These Duralar coatings can be significantly thicker than conventional coatings, and they contain molecular diamond structures within the matrix to create an exceptionally durable material for numerous applications.

Duralar ArmorLube

The unique Duralar ArmorLube™ coating provides a combination of dry lubrication and exceptional hardness to enhance the performance of a range of metal products and parts in firearms, automotive, oil & gas and other industries. The coating is created from a proprietary carbon-based formula, with the carbon providing a natural graphitic lubricity and an extremely low coefficient of friction — less than 0.08. ArmorLube coating is well suited for applications that require a clean, dry, permanent lubrication — without needing oils or greases, which can accumulate dirt and cause fouling.

Duralar Sliding Wear Control

Duralar’s Sliding Wear Control coatings are specifically designed for use in applications that are subject to adhesive wear from the sliding motion of parts such as in reciprocating pistons and pumps. Many of these applications are found in automotive, oil & gas, and other heavy industries. Application environments may include wet, dry, oil and drilling mud.

Duralar Abrasive Wear Control

Duralar’s Abrasive Wear Control coatings provide additional thickness for applications requiring maximum resistance against hard-particle abrasion, such as wear from particles in a slurry flow. This coating tests very favorably in ASTM G65 wear resistance.

Duralar Decotech

The Duralar Decotech coating is a hybrid between a decorative coating and a technical performance coating. This hard coating provides a lustrous finish for an aesthetically pleasing effect combined with outstanding protection against scratches and corrosion. It can be an effective and handsome solution for a range of uses from fashion to firearms to architectural features.

Proprietary InnerArmor™ Coating Technology

InnerArmor™ coating technology, originally developed by Duralar’s Sub-One subsidiary for coating interior surfaces, is a further extension of our metal coating capabilities. It is particularly useful for coating the insides of industrial pipes and other tubular parts. InnerArmor technology expands the available coating thickness range and is ideally suited for numerous applications in oil & gas, chemical processing, armament, automotive and many other industries.

Proprietary DualArmor™ Coating Technology

Duralar’s Emperion is a Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) system that employs a proprietary Duralar “hollow cathode” technique called DualArmor™. This unique process creates a field of high-energy electrons and bathes the parts in an ultra-high intensity plasma — over 200 times greater than a standard plasma — that effectively covers all part geometries, both exterior and interior. This allows parts to be coated at an unprecedented high rate. During the process, high-energy ionized gases also clean the parts and create an optimized adhesive bond before the coating is deposited. The DualArmor process eliminates the line-of-sight limitations that spray-type coatings have. Since all deposition occurs within the dense plasma, all part surfaces — including complex 3D shapes such as screw threads — are coated with high uniformity, eliminating the need for post-processing.