They extend the service life of offshore wind-powered electrical generators, of gas and water pipes. Moreover, they can be used for preparing expensive wear parts in an economical and resource-saving way. We are talking about innovative coatings – true multi-talents with enormous potential. But how can we tap this potential if we don’t know what challenge comes next? The answer is: jointly. With an experienced partner who, at the same time, is willing to question existing solutions: What kind of method is best suited for what purpose? What is the perfect coating material for the planned application? Will it pay off? What new coating solutions are there? And how does digitalization help with this?
SMS group provides answers to all these questions. The group’s worldwide coating know-how converges in the new Coating Competence Center (CCC). Here, the latest development activities are tried and tested jointly with strategic partners from science and industry until they are ready for industrial use. All with the aim to support international customers with holistic services and develop new solutions in the worldwide SMS group coating facilities. The CCC is working on novel coatings as a substitute for hard chromium, for example, and on optimized coating systems for copper plates used in continuous casting processes.