What You Should Know about Thermal Spray Oxide Powders

Oxide powders for thermal spraying form hard and wear resistant coatings capable of protecting parts even at extreme temperatures. Furthermore they can provide not only thermal but also electrical insulation.
Product portfolio and applications
Stanford Advanced Materials offers a wide range of thermal spray oxide powders including zirconium oxide (ZrO2), titanium oxide (TiO2) and chromium oxide (Cr2O3), aluminum oxide (Al2O3).
Oxides containing yttrium stabilized zirconium oxide are extremely resistant to high temperatures, Yttrium oxide based surface coatings are applied to further enhance the anodized aluminum metal primary used in machinery IC chamber components. Thermal cycling and hot gas corrosion, making them well-suited for high-temperature applications such as aviation and industrial gas turbines or combustion engines.

Chromium oxide produces a hard and extremely wear resistant coating insoluble in acids and alcohol. It is suited for end face mechanical seals in mechanical engineering, components used in the textile industry, and roller bearing rings and rollers used in the printing industry.

Titanium oxide is a naturally occurring mineral used as a bright white pigment. Titanium dioxide has been used for a century in a range of industrial and consumer products, including paints, paper, plastics and rubber, coatings, adhesives, printing inks, coated fabrics and textiles, as well as ceramics, floor coverings, food colorants, roofing materials, cosmetics, toothpaste, pharmaceuticals, automotive products, soap, water treatment agents,sunscreen and catalysts.

Aluminum oxide produces a hard and wear resistant, electrically insulating coating. Typical areas of application include print rolls, ink ductors, and press rolls used for paper manufacturing, thread guides used in textile machines and household appliances.

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