Integran News Blog

Mil-Spec released for Nanovate CoP - hard chrome alternative coating

Posted on Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Integran is pleased to announce that a Mil-Spec covering Integran's proprietary Nanovate CoP technology has been issued.  (Click text below to open spec, or go to the external website here)

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Tags: Aerospace, Nanovate CoP, Corrosion and Wear, Hard Chrome Replacement, Navair, Defense, Licensing, Cost Reduction, Chrome Alternative, Specifications

5 Reasons to Consider Nanovate CoP over HVOF/Thermal Spray

Posted on Wed, Jul 10, 2013

In aerospace and defense, the use of high strength steel is common for structural components like landing gear. While these materials offer good strength, they have poor wear and corrosion surface properties, requiring protective coatings for wear and corrosion resistance to be added to the steel. Engineering hard chrome plating (EHC - also known as engineered hard chrome, functional hard chrome, electrolytic hard chrome and industrial hard chrome plating) is widely used to protect the surface of the steel. Due to increasingly strict regulations on toxic hexavalent chromium emissions, a trend that will undoubtedly continue, production costs are on the rise and there is a huge push to find environmentally benign alternatives.

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Tags: Nanovate CoP, Corrosion and Wear, Chrome Replacement, Hard Chrome Replacement, Licensing, Cost Reduction, Chrome Alternative

Nanovate CoP - A Cost Effective Hard Chrome Plating Alternative

Posted on Tue, Jun 04, 2013

About 10 years ago, Integran embarked on an effort to develop a "green" alternative to toxic hard chrome plating, which became our Nanovate CoP plating process.  Nanovate is Integran's line on nanocrystalline metal electroplating processes and "CoP" signifies that the metal is a Cobalt Phosphorous alloy.

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Tags: Nanovate CoP, Corrosion and Wear, Chrome Replacement, Hard Chrome Replacement, Defense, Licensing, Cost Reduction, Chrome Alternative

Integran Achieves Key AS9100C:2009 Aerospace Certification

Posted on Tue, Jan 08, 2013

Integran Technologies reached a big milestone recently by having our quality systems, which include the production of our high performance electroplated Nanovate metals, certified to the AS9100C:2009 standard.  With aerospace manufacturing of a variety of products enabled with our Nanovate metals in our future, pursuing this certification was an easy decision.

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Tags: Structural Plating, Quality Assurance, Aerospace, Nanovate CoP, Corrosion and Wear, Magnetic Shielding, Chrome Replacement, Hard Chrome Replacement

Nanovate CoP - Takes the Hex Out of Chrome Plating

Posted on Sat, Dec 01, 2012

The latest issue of Product Finishing Magazine has a great summary article written by Ruben Prado of Navair that looks at performance of Integran's Nanovate CoP process for corrosion and wear protection of steel.  This plating process is designed as a direct drop-in hard chrome replacement.  It's an electroplated metal with properties that exceed that of hard chrome in many respects.  Although the article focussed on some aerospace specific requirements (like fatigue resistance), there are fantasitc industrial, oil and gas and defense applications for the technology.

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Tags: Aerospace, Nanovate CoP, Corrosion and Wear, Chrome Replacement, Hard Chrome Replacement, Navair