Surface treatment

Coating is the magic word in the world of surface treatment in which we supply instruments, both standard and customised, for use in plasma coating installations, chemical vapour deposition (cvd), thermal spraying, plasma polymerisation on textiles, etc.

Examples of applications

  • Plasma Coating installations
  • Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD)
  • Thermal Spraying
  • Plasma polymerisation of textiles and fibers
  • Painting and other processes in which surfaces are hardened, embellished or provided with a functional layer

Application notes

Mass Flow Control in Vacuum deposition

Stable & fast gas flow control for vacuum deposition

Why using flexible gas flow controllers for vacuum deposition by reactive sputtering? ✓Fast & stable flow control ✓Large dynamic flow range. Read more

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Ultrasonic flow meter for thermal spraying

Flame Spray Technologies (NL) has integrated the OEM-version of our ultrasonic flow meter in their client-specific thermal spraying solutions to apply coatings to aerospace applications for example.

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Thermal spraying Flame Spray Technologies
LED Headlamp

Analysis of coating application for car headlamps

Bronkhorst mass flow meters were used in a test setup to analyse the application process of coating car reflectors by a coating robot. 

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Glass coating

Glass coatings are made for modifying optical properties of glass, to improve solar transmission characteristics or just for changing its aesthetic appearance. Whether for solar and energetic control or architectural purposes only, glass coating is a very demanding process.

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Glass Coating

Diamond Deposition HFCVD

Diamond has got a unique wear resistance, therefore diamond coatings are often used to improve the performance of cutting tools and wear parts. In order to obtain diamond coatings over adequate substrates, it is necessary to combine the suitable amounts of the right gas precursors and heat them for reactions to occur.

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Plasma Spraying

In for example the automotive and aerospace industries some mechanical parts are highly loaded with temperatures, corrosion and erosion. To protect them against these heavy influences, plasma spraying is the solution.

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Water-repellent fabrics and textiles

Waterproof yet breathable clothing prevents rainwater drops from penetrating, and at the same time allows perspiration vapour to pass. And stain-repellent fabrics protect your clothes against coffee, juice or food stains. How to protect your fabrics and textiles without affecting the bulk properties of their fibers?

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Spray Dosing

Speed, reproducibility, stability, easy adjustability, is really a must for liquid dosing techniques like spraying. Bronkhorst fully understands these demands, and the value for the equipment manufacturer and end-user.

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Coloured glass by coating

Glass Surface Treatment

The application of paint or labels to surfaces can be trickier than one would expect. If the surface is not properly prepared, the result will be less than perfect. A leading manufacturer of glass coating equipment was looking for a way to improve their coating process and increase their competitive advantage.

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Improve flow rate stability for thermal spraying process (HVOF)

The University of Nottingham (UK) uses an ultrasonic liquid flow meter for their research towards protective HVOF coatings for combustion processes.  

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coated fuel injector

Other markets

Bronkhorst instruments are used for numerous applications in many different markets. They can be found in laboratories, universities, industry, production and pilot plants and even in areas or installations with risk of explosion. A substantial part of the produced instruments is integrated in manufacturing machines or equipment of so called OEM-customers (Original Equipment Manufacturers).