Oerlikon Balzers, ITP Aero Secure Agreement for PVD Coating on Aero Engine Components

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Oerlikon's BALORA TECH PRO coating will be utilized on ITP Aero's components of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW800 turbofan engine.

Oerlikon Balzers, a brand in the realm of surface solutions, recently secured a decade-long agreement with ITP Aero involving the application of Oerlikon's BALORA TECH PRO. This high-temperature wear-resistant coating will be implemented on the components of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW800 turbofan engine, which propels the latest Gulfstream G500/G600 and Dassault Falcon 6X business jets. This collaboration will help ITP Aero achieve consistent results within a shorter time span.

“It’s a pleasure for us to sign this long-term contract with Oerlikon Balzers,” said Pedro Juarez, Machined Components Commodity Manager for ITP Aero: “We can count on their high level of industrialization, know-how and competence as a leading provider of thin-film PVD coatings and systems. I am positive this agreement will support our ambitious growth plans at our Mexico site and opens possibilities for further collaboration with Oerlikon, who has already been a valued strategic partner a long time.”


“This long-term contract truly reflects the confidence that aerospace customers like ITP Aero have in our comprehensive service offering,” said Toby Middlemiss, Aerospace Product Manager Coatings, Oerlikon Surface Solutions Division: “With our globally recognized coating solutions, we are very pleased to contribute with our expert knowledge to increase the service life of engine components and extend time on the wing, and thereby contribute to sustainability.”