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About HPC

 

Product Focus

Ncoat, Inc. President and CEO (from left)Terry Holmes, Paul Clayson with North Carolina Government Dignitaries at HPC Plant Opening

High Performance Coatings, Inc. (HPC) located in Whitsett, North Carolina is a wholly owned subsidiary of nCoat that has multiple coating products using proprietary chemical formulations for coating metallic, ceramic, fabric, organic and multiple other substrates. These coatings provide functionality that currently solves costly problems in multiple industries that arise from technology advances. Technology has allowed devices to be smaller, operate faster, higher and/or deeper, and perform better, safer and with less environmental impact. These technological advancements also create new challenges. Key emerging problems include (i) high heat generated by higher speeds of machines, (ii) tensile strength and heat resistance of new composite materials, (iii) corrosion and abrasion occurring in new areas of exploration (space, high altitude, water, extreme temperature conditions, etc.), (iv) degradation and/or failure of common substrate materials from high acidic and heat conditions to meet new, aggressive federal pollution mandates, (v) friction and abrasion created by miniaturization, and (iv) materials degradation from high speed manufacturing systems causing heat, bonding, etc.

Nano coating used to help bring diesel burning engines into EPA compliance with emissions regulations.

To create solutions for the problems caused by rapid technology development, HPC recently invented nano-formulated coatings, which produce functionality far above previous coatings products. HPC has developed prospects for explosive growth with these nano-formulated coatings.

Coatings formulated with nanotechnology use nanometer scale (5 to 100 nanometer) particles. A nanometer is 1 billionth of a meter in diameter or approximately 1- 80,000th the width of a human hair. Using these particles, combined with HPC’s proprietary binding technology, chemistry and processes, allows the coating to bond at the molecular and macro-molecular levels. Spaces between molecules fill with the nano-scale coating, making the coating denser, sealing the porosity of the underlying materials, and significantly increasing the endurance of coating. HPC nano-formulated coatings increase the performance for heat, abrasion and corrosion protection far beyond current industry standards.


Markets

Major markets targeted for penetration by HPC nano-coatings include:

Market

Segments

Applications

Automotive

(OEM and aftermarket)

Commercial Grade
Trucks (OEM and Fleets)
Cars (vintage, classic, OEM)

Engines
Exhaust systems (EGR)
Corrosion resistance
Thermal barrier

 

  • Motor Sports
  • Racing (Indy, NASCAR, Top Fuel Dragsters and Funny Cars, Formula, ProStock,)
  • ATV
  • Motorcycles

Lubrication
Emissivity
Thermal barrier
Corrosion resistance

 

Recreational Vehicles

Motorcycles
Snowmobiles
ATVs

 

Defense Vehicles

Assault vehicles  
IR Signature Reduction (emissivity)

Marine

Engine parts
Out-drives
Gears

Lubrication
Emissivity
Thermal barrier
Corrosion resistance

Industrial

Earth moving/heavy equipment
Die Casting
Glass

Lubrication
Quick release
Emissivity

Defense

Weapons
Equipment

Emissivity
Lubrication

Medical

Imaging equipment
Diagnostic equipment
Devices

Lubrication
Corrosion resistance
Heat management

Aerospace/Aeronautic

 

NASA
Aerobatics
Helicopter
Commuter

Emissivity
Thermal barrier
Lubrication
Weight reduction
Corrosion resistance

Gas and Oil

Drilling equipment
Rigging equipment

Lubrication
Corrosion resistance

 

HPC Making a Difference

At HPC™, there is a difference, and the difference is our product innovations. HiPerCoat® ceramic-aluminum coating revolutionized the header industry, and today is still the exhaust coating to which all others are compared. HPC’s HiPerCoat Extreme™, with its 2000° F capability is the choice of NASCAR, NHRA, CART and IRL teams. HPC’s coatings have also been used by the US military, NASA and legends in automobile racing such as NASCAR drivers Bill Elliott and Richard Petty, Indy Racing League driver and 3-time IRL champion Sam Hornish, Jr., and NHRA Pro Stock champion Warren Johnson.

Cummins diesel coated with s04g at HPC North Carolina press conference

2 vehicles showcased at the Grand Opening of HPC’s East Coast plant in North Carolina. HPC and nCoat, Inc. show the diversity of the current and future coatings created through micro and nanotechnology.