NEW MD FOR HARDIDE COATINGS USA
Samantha Mitchell, VP operations of Hardide Coatings, Inc. said: “We are delighted that Ken has joined the team at Hardide’s growing business in the US. This is a key appointment and Ken brings a powerful combination of 20 years of relevant engineering and general management experience together with an understanding of our coating technology and markets.”Hardide Coatings has developed Hardide-T, a unique tungsten carbide based coating which offers an unprecedented combination of ultra-hardness, toughness, low friction and chemical resistance when applied to components made from steel, alloy and other materials. Hardide report that unlike most ceramics and carbides, Hardide-T is not prone to chipping or flaking, as it will flex with the substrate under severe impact. Together with features such as its ability to coat internal surfaces, the coating is proven to outperform competing technologies across many measures. It is widely used around the world in aggressive wear or chemical environments primarily in the oil and gas, valve, pump and aerospace industries, and was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for food processing applications.
The Houston plant opened in September 2006 to service the North American and Canadian markets. Customers include multi-national oil service companies such as the Expro Group and Weatherford International. Hardide Coatings, Inc is a Hardide plc company. The company has a manufacturing facility in the UK as well as Houston, Texas, USA.
www.hardide.com, UK Tel: + 44 (0) 1869 353830, USA Tel: + (1) 713 221 9020