Aerospace & Defence

Enhance corrosion resistance with energy efficient coatings for light metal alloy components.

Lighter components and reduced drag equate to a lower fuel burn per passenger, increasing range and reducing both emissions and fuel costs.

Sustainability: Regulators are demanding reduced toxic materials under REACh requirements, increased recycling, and reduced energy in production.

Our Aerospace & Defence Technology Platforms

Cirrus Paint-free Colour™

Sustainable, Lightweight surface finish generated from the nano-pores on light metals.

Cirrus Paint-free Colour™ is a disruptive new coating system for light metal alloys and 3D- printed components.

Avoiding the emissions challenges with paint allows sustainability targets to be met.

Cirrus Paint-free Colour™ for aluminium is 75% thinner, lighter and 5x more energy efficient to apply than paint.

Cirrus Lustre

Our new pure white anodise surface for aluminium components, we developed Cirrus Lustre™ for aerospace and consumer electronics designers seeking a durable, light-weight, low-cost surface that offers a beautiful, white metallic appearance.

Our patented Cirrus Lustre™ pure white anodizing chemistry for aluminium applies an eco-safe, REACh compliant process to achieve a hard, chemical resistant, bright white anodized surface on a wide range of aluminium alloys. Watch the video

Cirrus Dopant™

Cirrus Dopant™ is a drop-in liquid, nanoparticle additive for deposited coatings that enhances the performance and durability of the surface.

Nanocomposite coatings are known for improved mechanical performance and reduced porosity.  Cirrus Dopant™ is process drop-in additive that introduces a ceramic phase secondary particle to a plating bath. No powder-mixing is required, nor handling of nano-particle materials. The stable nanoparticles uniformly co-deposit into the developing metal coating as it is created producing a true nanocomposite coating.

Cirrus Mg Defender™

Cirrus Mg Defender™ unlocks a wider range of lighter materials and requires fewer coating steps with less chemical and energy inputs.

Mg Defender™ improves the corrosion resistance and durability of Mg alloys with a sustainable, low cost advanced surface coating.

Mg Defender™ is a disruptive coating technology that can eliminate the use of toxic chemicals, reduce the energy and raw materials required to apply coatings as well as reduce the complexity involved.

Until recently, the wider use of Mg alloys has been limited by their susceptibility to corrosion.

The growing interest in using light-weight alloys in aerospace to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, means there is a demand for advanced new protective surface coatings.

Cirrus Guardian™ PEO

Cirrus Guardian™ PEO is an innovative low energy anodising technology that offers a cost-effective way to protect light metal components using a single eco-safe bath formulation.

Cirrus Guardian™ PEO is an enhanced plasma electrolytic oxidation technology that offers a non-toxic, scalable, cost-effective process to coat light metals such as magnesium, aluminium and titanium using a single bath formulation.

The Guardian™ PEO process consumes less than 12 W·h/micron/dm2 to produce durable, corrosion-resistant coatings on Mg, Al, and Ti alloys. The electrolyte is composed of eco-safe benign chemicals with low waste management costs and minimal environmental impact.

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