Abakan Inc. is a company operating in the advanced coatings markets. The company has seen an influx of test orders from large industry leaders for its PComP thermal spray coating powders. This surge has come about as a result of Abakan’s presentations at the recent Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and International Thermal Spray Conference (ITSC).
The company hopes that the large number of test orders will project into long-term sales due to the product’s long life and the ability to use the thermal spray coating powers in several environments.
Test orders from industry majors in North America, Asia and Europe
“Abakan exhibited its PComP thermal spray coating powders at the ITSC and OTC events held in May 2015, to educate thermal spray coating services providers, and oilfield, mining, and industrial companies, as to the attractive value proposition offered by PComP thermal spray powders,” said Abakan’s CEO, Robert Miller.
He continued: “The response was very encouraging with test orders secured from industry majors in North America, Asia and Europe for moly-boride based PComP-M and tungsten-carbide based PComP-W thermal spray powders. Several of the companies that placed test orders consume tens of thousands of pounds of thermal spray powders annually. Given the significantly longer life of our PComP coatings in many of the most extreme environments, we are confident that some of these test orders will lead to long term sales commitments.”
Extended useful life
Miller has highlighted that the product of particular interest is the PComP-M. This is a product designed to protect tools that are exposed to motlen metal from corrosion. It is Abakan’s equivalent to Teflon coating that acts as a non-stick layer. According to tests, the PComP-M provides 6 times longer useful life compared to other moly boride powders and conventional tungsten carbide thermal spray powders.Miller continued: “Extended useful life reduces the downtime required for maintenance, decreases replacement costs, and over time effects material decreases in capital costs, which decreases can result in increases in net revenues generated by our customers.”
Edited from source by Elizabeth Corner