Creator of Composite Diamond Coating®

Surface Technology, Inc. is the creator and technical leader of CDC - Composite Diamond Coating®, an exceptionally engineered coating of electroless nickel with fine diamond. The synergy of these materials makes CDC an exceptionally hard and wear resistant coating. CDC conforms to even the most complex geometries and is an excellent replacement for chrome plating. STI makes CDC available via coating services from its production facility as well as chemical products sold directly, through a network of distributors, and by agreement with licensees worldwide.

Frictional Coatings

NiPLATE™ 777 furnishes a highly frictional surface by embedding a high density of silicon carbide particles within a hard electroless nickel matrix.  The specially selected silicon carbide particles are of a size and shape to yield such a frictional surface.  The coating is also highly durable as silicon carbide has a hardness of 4,500 Vickers.
Surface Technology, Inc. has utilized its knowledge of the composite electroless nickel – silicon carbide technology in NiPLATE™ 700 to produce the NiPLATE™ 777 product.  The essential difference is that whereas NiPLATE™ 700 is smooth, NiPLATE™ 777 has a controlled frictional surface.  NiPLATE™ 777 also embodies numerous benefits including:

  • Exceptional hardness
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Perfect conformity to complex geometries
  • Wear, abrasion, and impact resistance
  • Applicability to many common metals and alloys
  • Coverage of entire services or selected critical areas

These features allow increased lifetime and minimize maintenance-related downtime from replacement of high wear parts.  In addition, any process parts enhanced by NiPLATE™ 777 will produce more consistent product over an extended period of time.  The NiPLATE™ 777 coating has proven to be advantageous in countless industries including molding, paper, tool and die, plastics, petrochemical, and automotive.

The surface of the NiPlate 777 coating
with exposed particles for exceptional

NiPLATE™ 777 has received a positive review from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Department of Health and Human Services.  Click here for details.

The NiPLATE™ 777 technology is available from STI:

  • As a coating service from STI’s production facility onto your parts, and
  • In chemical products from STI for customers to use in their own facilities.

These chemical components are formulated for maximum reliability, convenience, and economy; and are backed up by STI’s first hand practical knowledge of their operation.  May be covered by one or more of the following United States Patents No. 4,997,686, 5,145,517, 5,300,330, 5,863,616, 6,306,466, 7,744,685 and 8,147,601.

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