Technological advancements have made it cheaper and more efficient to manufacture large-scale equipment that is used in vital industries. The key to maintaining the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of your equipment is protecting the parts that enable equipment to perform at a high level.
An important method to enhance the viability of parts is thermal spray coating. This type of coating enhances and improves the performance of parts by creating resistance against wear, corrosion, and abrasion. The coating also enhances parts that are exposed to extreme hot or cold conditions.
Because this coating treatment has become so valuable to industrial companies in recent years, we expect to see an increase in global demand in 2019 and beyond.
How Does Thermal Spray Coating Enhance Cost Effectiveness?
Companies that are leveraging technology to invest in new high-dollar equipment need to be able to protect their investment.
Thermal spray coating improves the durability of parts to avoid high replacement costs at later stages of the lifecycle. This also enhances the durability of the equipment.
It comes down to a simple question: would you rather replace the high-dollar equipment that has been negatively affected by aging parts, or would you rather protect and enhance the parts to ensure the equipment continues to run efficiently?
The simple answer of protecting and enhancing your parts makes it clear that thermal spray coating is the right choice to generate a positive return on your long-term investment.
What Industries Will Benefit from Thermal Spray Coating?
Many critical industries use thermal spray coating across the world to enhance the viability of their parts:
- Healthcare: enhances prosthetics, dental implants, and orthopedics
- Aviation: protects aerospace engine and machine parts
- Automotive: extends the life of critical parts exposed to heat
- Food & Beverage: used to enhance reactors and other equipment
Thermal spray coating can also be used on industrial gas turbines, which are used across multiple industries from aerospace to oil & gas.
Where is the Current Demand for Thermal Spray Coating?
Our company is based in the U.S. and Asia, but we recognize the increased global demand for thermal spray coating.
According to a Reuters research report on the market trends, North America is only the second-largest market for thermal spray coating in terms of expected demand. Consider the following break down of demand in 2019 and beyond.
1. Asia Pacific: demand is rising for automotive, healthcare, energy & power, and other markets.
2. North America: considerable growth is expected in aerospace, healthcare, energy & power, and agriculture.
3. Europe: demand is expected from automotive and agriculture.
4. Middle East & Africa: construction demand is expected to drive growth in this region.
5. Latin America: moderate demand is expected in 2019 and beyond, also mainly for construction.
SSPC Prepared to Meet the Growing Global Demand
We are proud to be an international company. While we are based in Texas, we also have a facility in China to position our company to meet the emerging needs in Asia Pacific and around the globe.
We perform thermal spray coating on-site at our facilities, or we can mobilize our teams and equipment to your domestic or international location to coat your critical parts.
Contact us today to inquire about utilizing our thermal spray coating capabilities to enhance your parts and protect your equipment. We look forward to hearing from you.