ICE and Heavy Duty vehicles
While the trend is there to convert most of the light vehicles to EVs, the Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) will still be a key technology in the field of heavy duty vehicles, trucks, agriculture powered machines, marine engines, etc… and has also the potential to contribute to the decarbonizing revolution if we consider a conversion to H2 Combustion.
Please contact us for any interest you may have in a functional coating for your project or activity.
Please find here below examples of applications that can be fulfilled with our products
- Thermal Barrier Coating Solutions
- Cladding on engine valves
- Friction reduction Coating Solutions
- Hard Chrome Replacement
Thermal Insulation in Combustion area
Reducing thermal losses in a Combustion engine has been a long-lasting idea which revealed challenging to convert in reality. Recent Research work have shed a new light on the topic and Saint-Gobain Coating Solutions is at the edge of this trend.
Leveraging our wide experience in the field of Ceramics applied to Thermal Barrier Coatings (see Power Generation / TBC) and also our extensive R&D resources in Materials Science.
Please discover the summary of Eagle Project in which Saint-Gobain Coating Solutions has led the effort related to development of the Coatings.
Saint-Gobain Coating Solutions is your choice partner for this innovative development of Thermal Insulation in the ICE Combustion area, including piston head, valves front face, cylinder bore.
Thermal Insulation on exhaust manifold and turbochargers
The interest of achieving a thermal insulation on exhaust manifold, and on turbochargers area is both to reduce thermal losses (having a positive impact on engine efficiency and consumption) but also to protect other surrounding components from heat.
Discover our Plasma Spray / Powders / Zirconia-based for high volume applications and our Flame spray / Flexicords / Ceramic Series associated with our Flame Spray / Flame Equipment / Master Jet for and easy to apply solution well-fitted for small series like Racing motorsport, or small scale production.
Saint-Gobain Coating Solutions is your choice partner for your needs of Thermal Insulation, Thermal Barrier Coatings on your combustion engine.
PTA cladding brought to its optimum
Our PTA system is the choice equipment for cladding engine valves with Co-based alloys or any other alloy composition of your choice. Our proprietary torches design and refinement of PTA process as our PTA-PHE system enables higher productivity, lower material consumption, lower heat-affected zone and lower dilution rate. Compared to Laser Cladding, our PTA-PHE process is exhibiting lower cracking probability.
Saint-Gobain Coating Solutions has a long record of success in the field of PTA equipment and more specifically in the field of Cladding of engine valves, whatever the size. Our equipment will bring you exactly in the sweet spot for this application and will provide you a highly repeatable process and the best cost of ownership. Check our Hardfacing and Cladding / PTA Equipment.
Friction reduction and wear resistance are of key importance for both optimizing the reliability and cost of ownership of the vehicle.
Partially oxidized Molybdenum coating is a proven solution both for lubricated friction and for dry friction and wear, such coating can improve drastically the performance and lifetime of several components in ICE engines such as Friction discs, Gear forks, Synchro rings, Clutch diaphragms, Clutch discs, etc…
Saint-Gobain Coating Solutions has developed a top-end production equipment to achieve a well-mastered Molybdenum coating at best cost and with unprecedented process control, check our Flame spray / Flame Equipment / Master Jet Auto.
Other Friction-reduction coatings
For the same purpose and applications as above mentioned, but also for coatings on crankshaft areas, for connecting rod, or on various bearings our Flame spray / Flame Equipment / Master Jet Auto can also spray other very relevant coatings for friction reduction applications such as Cupro-Aluminum Brass, Babbit alloy, etc.
In the context of a coming ban on hexavalent chromium hard chrome process, we, as Saint-Gobain Coating Solutions, can be your partner to develop substitute solutions on a case by case basis, from the R&D phase to the proof of concept and to the industrialization
In the context of digitalization and electronics, reinforced by the need for lighter components, thermal spray technology can be a choice option to ensure EMI shielding coatings on your polymer casings. We can be your partner to develop such solutions from the proof of concept to the industrialization