Fraunhofer-Center HTL develops ceramic coatings for use at high temperatures. Based on the customer request, a concept for the development is drawn up and agreed on with the customer. At this occasion, questions about the requirements of the coating, coating technology, substrate material, operating conditions etc. are clarified. The use of material and thermodynamics databases have proven to be effective in the development of a solution approach.
The focus of Fraunhofer-Center HTL lies in the formulation of liquid coating paints and resin systems filled with powder, which can be applied using simple and commercially viable application methods such as dipping, spraying or brushing. The application methods offer many degrees of freedom for the application of a coating. Thus, even components with complex geometries or inner surfaces of components can be coated. Compared to gas-phase and thermal injection processes, wet-chemical processes also frequently offer the advantage of better adjustable microstructures in the coating systems.