Curtiss-Wright’s Keronite Business Secures Nadcap Approval Certification
PARAMUS, NJ – June 16, 2023 – Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies Division today announced that its Keronite business, a world leader in plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) applications including a pioneering surface treatment that uniquely enhances the performance of light alloys, has successfully secured Nadcap accreditation for Chemical Processing at its Greenwood, IN facility.
Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) is the aerospace industry’s global accreditation program designed to recognize special processors that integrate and maintain stringent Quality System and process control standards. Pursuit of Nadcap accreditation demonstrates an organization’s desire to mitigate customer risk and promote product safety. Keronite joins more than 45 other Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies Business Units that are Nadcap accredited.
Commenting on the approval, David Rivellini, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies Division, noted: “We’re incredibly proud to earn Nadcap accreditation for Chemical Processing. This approval is a testament to our unwavering commitment to quality, our continuous improvement of manufacturing standards, our innovative processes, and the development of new technology.”
Keronite’s PEO technology enhances the performance of light alloys and is utilized across various aerospace applications, ranging from large-cast structural components to geometrically-complex components. PEO-coated components are frequently used as a lightweight alternative to heavier metals, a strategy employed across the industry to improve aircraft fuel economy. Notably, aerospace manufacturers have extensively adopted this technology to combat corrosion, dry-sliding wear and as an eco-friendly alternative to toxic chromate conversion coatings.
Rivellini concluded, “Curtiss-Wright is committed to delivering the best possible technologies and breakthrough applications, while providing our customers an opportunity to utilize unique surface treatment applications offering corrosion protection, wear resistance, and other properties, such as thermal and electrical insulation. This recognition underscores the quality of our processes within the industry, while also creating more opportunities to expand our footprint in the aerospace sector.”
In November 2022, Keronite was acquired by Curtiss-Wright Corporation. The business is now a part of Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies, within its Engineered Coatings Business Unit, empowering aerospace manufacturers worldwide to benefit from a comprehensive range of solutions for an extensive array of applications.
To learn more about PEO, or understand how it could bolster the performance of light alloys in your designs, reach out to our team of experts or read our flagship white paper, ‘What is Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation?’ to discover more about this revolutionary technology: https://blog.keronite.com/what-is-plasma-electrolytic-oxidation
To learn more about Keronite, please visit: www.keronite.com
To learn more about Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies, please visit: www.cwst.com
About Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global integrated business that provides highly engineered products, solutions and services mainly to Aerospace & Defense markets, as well as critical technologies in demanding Commercial Power, Process and Industrial markets. We leverage a workforce of 8,100 highly skilled employees who develop, design and build what we believe are the best engineered solutions to the markets we serve. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing innovative solutions through trusted customer relationships. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.