The R&D activities in the field of protective coatings for fibre-reinforced ceramics like WHIPOX comprise the development of coating materials, coating technologies and coating performance testing.
Development of Coating Materials
A fundamental aspect of coating development is the use of a technically and economically favorable coating technique. The coating properties strongly depend on the employed coating method and are basically controlled by the coating microstructure. This behavior is observed even for identical coating materials. In order to define optimized coating techniques, the Institute for Materials research follows different routes, also in cooperation with external partners. This comprises
Coating performance testing