FMC Technologies Approve Use of Tungsten Carbide Based Hard Coatings

Hardide Coatings (AIM:HDD) has secured its first order from leading global energy services supplier FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI) following approval of its proprietary tungsten carbide-based metal coating.

Dan Wilson, Hardide's US-based Business Development Manager said: "Hardide worked closely with FMC to engineer an innovative design and technological solution. We are pleased to add FMC Technologies, a technologically innovative and leading energy services company, to our portfolio of blue chip oil and gas customers."

Hardide Coatings manufactures and applies tungsten carbide-based coatings to a wide range of engineering components made from ferrous and nickel-based alloys. Its patented technology provides a unique combination of ultra-hardness, toughness, low friction and chemical resistance in one coating. The technology is proven to offer dramatic cost savings through reduced downtime and extended part life. The coating is particularly suited to oil and gas industry sealing and bearing surface applications. Customers include Weatherford International, the Expro Group and other leading energy services companies, as well as aerospace and other general engineering manufacturers.

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