Cerablak™
Molecularly Designed Innovations
Cerablak™
Cerablak™
Molecularly Designed Innovations

Cerablak™ technology is enabling new possibilities in high temperature materials science.  Its original discovery stemmed from an accidental experimental result that yielded a nanocomposite consisting of carbon encapsulated in aluminophosphate glass that is stable above 1400°C in air. The black glass-ceramic led to the name “Cerablak™.”  By further refining this discovery via molecular design, several unique products have been developed including transparent ultra-thin films. Cerablak™ is establishing a global footprint across diverse markets and applications with unmatched high temperature performance.

 

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Extreme Heat
HIGH TEMPERATURE SURFACE ENGINEERING
Extreme Heat
Extreme Heat
HIGH TEMPERATURE SURFACE ENGINEERING

With global focus on improved energy efficiency, lower emissions and material sustainability, surface engineering at high temperatures has become an essential part of this strategy for manufacturers and end users.  Learn how Cerablak® surface engineered products are rapidly establishing a firm footprint by providing innovative solutions to combat high temperature material degradation.

 

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Durable Ceramics
Reducing Life Cycle Costs
Durable Ceramics
Durable Ceramics
Reducing Life Cycle Costs

Advanced ceramic materials, composites, and coatings will become ubiquitous in the 21st century due to their outstanding high temperature properties.  High manufacturing costs and limited durability are restricting their entry into many commercial applications; however, ATFI has developed unique surface engineering concepts, including a revolutionary approach to sealing porous structures to improve performance and durability and thus reduce life cycle costs. A new class of high-temperature oxide fiber reinforced ceramic matrix composites (Oxide-Oxide CMC) with excellent thermal stability is being developed utilizing Cerablak™ technology for the aerospace, defense, and energy industries.

 

Read more:    Cerablak® HTS   |   Cerablak® CMC   |   Sealing TBCs

Cleantech
Surface Engineered Sustainability
Cleantech
Cleantech
Surface Engineered Sustainability

Worldwide initiatives to meet 21st century energy needs and environmental sustainability are driving investments in clean technologies.  ATFI is committed to the cleantech revolution through advancements in high temperature surface engineering.  Cerablak™ materials offer innovative yet practical solutions that improve fuel/energy efficiency, reduce emissions, and extend component life in the aerospace, automotive, energy, and manufacturing industries.  For emerging energy technologies, ATFI has also developed unparalleled surface treatments to enable next generation solar, lighting, and battery technologies.

 

Read more:    Aerospace   |   Energy   |   Transportation



Metals & Alloys
COMBATING CORROSION
Metals & Alloys
Metals & Alloys
COMBATING CORROSION

Metals from steel to aluminum to advanced alloys are all susceptible to high temperature corrosion and other forms of thermally induced material degradation.  Nickel and titanium-based alloys are utilized predominantly in the higher temperature regime (>1000°F), and suffer from extensive degradation.  A suite of Cerablak™ technology solutions are serving to meet challenges in a wide range of corrosion conditions via paradigm-shifting surface engineering methodologies.

 

Read more:    Oxidation Protection   |    Corrosion Protection   |   Metal Substrates

Heat Exchangers
UNMATCHED ANTIFOULING PERFORMANCE
Heat Exchangers
Heat Exchangers
UNMATCHED ANTIFOULING PERFORMANCE

Cerablak™ surface treatments are being developed for both compact and extended-surface heat exchangers across multiple end-use applications.  The versatile surface treatment can be applied to hot and cold wall pipe interiors and exteriors, as well as corrugated plate and fin arrangements, microchannel designs, and more complex design geometries. Learn how Cerablak® ultra-thin, glassy films provide hermetic quality coverage to promote heat transfer efficiency, while providing superior protection from fouling and corrosion in harsh environments and high temperatures.

 

Read more:    Anti-Coking   |   Carburization Resistance   |   Cerablak® UTF

Products

With a shelf-stable clear formulation, ATFI has engineered several unique product forms enabling advanced performance at high temperatures.  The renewed global emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy will drive these products for customers in diverse industries worldwide.

While ATFI continues to innovate new product forms within the Cerablak® family of materials, each product form described here has been engineered for performance, scalability, and affordability. Armed with this disruptive and game-changing technology, ATFI has adopted a flexible business model with favorable licensing terms well suited for OEMs, service providers, suppliers, and owner/operators. 

 

Cerablak® UTF - Ultra Thin Film
Dense, hermetic barrier (< 1 µm) protects materials in extreme heat and harsh environments

 

Cerablak® HTS - High Temperature Sealant
Revolutionary sealant coating infiltrates porous materials for durable protection

 

Cerablak® HTP - High Temperature Paint
High emissivity spray-on coating provides thermal and environmental protection

 

Cerablak® SHS - Self Healing Surfaces
Transparent, hydrophobic, self-healing film offers durable non-stick performance

 

Cerablak™ HCM - Hollow Ceramic Microspheres
White, grey, or black hollow microspheres with outstanding chemical and thermal stability

 

Cerablak CMC - Ceramic Matrix Composites
Next generation ceramic composites provide advanced thermal insulation in harsh environments