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6th July 2020

Keronite to open US tech center to bolster R&D capabilities in North America

Greenwood, Indiana, USA––6th July 2020. Keronite can announce plans to open a new North American surface technology center in 2021.

Keronite is opening a new facility in 2021 to further boost the company’s capability for customer research and development projects. Customers will be able to benefit from increased capacity from mid-2020, as Keronite makes new appointments in the United States.

The new surface technology center will be situated near the company’s existing manufacturing facility in Greenwood, Indiana. Keronite’s Greenwood plant features an automated production line, used to service Keronite’s long-term manufacturing partnerships with blue-chip manufacturers.

Keronite’s proprietary technologies uniquely enhance the performance of light alloys. This helps Keronite’s customers create fuel-efficient, lightweight products that stand the test of time, wear and corrosion. Materials scientists at Keronite develop bespoke-to-application coatings to provide a unique performance benefit to customers’ components.

The company works with some of the world’s largest industrial manufacturing companies, as well as aerospace and automotive manufacturers. Engineering industries are reliant upon the performance of their materials and are continually looking for ways to create products that perform better. Keronite has received a surge of interest in its technologies in the United States over the past 12 months.

Commenting on the announcement, Keronite’s CEO Matt Hamblin says:

“Our US business has grown significantly over the past 3 years. Over this time, we’ve developed new partnerships with blue-chip manufacturers. We’re taking this next step to boost R&D capabilities in response to the growing demand for our technologies from the US market.”

Keronite designs, develops and deploys surface coating technologies that enhance the performance of light alloys. Using a coating technique called plasma electrolytic oxidation, the coating is completely tailorable. Materials scientists can adapt the electrochemistry (among other factors) in the process to improve the life, performance and weight of components. The company opened its first dedicated technology center in June 2019, with wet laboratory facilities and salt-spray booths among plenty of other testing equipment.

Keronite’s materials scientists are actively working with customers on several exciting, publicly announced projects, including:

  • The development of antiviral coatings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Experimentation with suspended particles within surface coating electrolytes
  • Improving the corrosion performance of magnesium alloys in intensive applications
  • To keep up to date with Keronite’s latest research and development projects, sign up to receive our newsletter or get in touch with our technical team.

About Keronite

Keronite develops some of the world’s most advanced surface coating technologies. With a team of materials scientists and engineers, the company creates coatings that uniquely improve the performance of light alloys within a range of markets and applications.

To learn more about the company’s surface technologies, take a look at our surface technology or download ‘What is Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation?’ for an in-depth look at the company’s proprietary coating technology.

Get in touch with Keronite

+44 (0)1223 893222