BICESTER, England - Hardide Coatings has invested a six-figure sum in its UK manufacturing facility, increasing its installed capacity by nearly 50% to cope with growing demand for its range of nanostructured tungsten carbide coatings.

The installation of a third large-capacity reactor is part of an investment program that will also recruit up to three additional operations staff to meet increasing demand from existing and new customers at its plant in Bicester, Oxfordshire, England.

Philip Kirkham, CEO of Hardide Coatings, said, “The installation of a third large-capacity reactor at our plant in Bicester will enable us to increase production volumes while continuing with the development of new coating technologies and applications. As industries move in to more challenging and harsher environments, there is an increasing need for technologies which protect and extend the life of equipment, and our coatings are proven to solve difficult problems while delivering dramatic improvements in component life.”