The Hardide coating reactor being loaded.
The Hardide coating reactor being loaded.

The company has invested a six-figure sum to install a third large capacity reactor, part of an investment programme which will also recruit up to three additional operations staff to meet increasing demand from existing and new customers at its plant in Bicester, Oxfordshire.

“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,” Philip Kirkham, CEO of Hardide Coatings said. “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.”