Modern preparation and coating technology: the interaction leads to outstanding results

What is still a vision to others is for Surcoatec, the experts of innovative industrial plasma surface technology, core business. By changing the interfacial properties by means of macro - and micro-structuring in conjunction with the plasma surface technology the properties of technical surfaces can specifically set. Due to the profound expertise developed over years Surcoatec achieves a significant reduction of loss factors such as friction, wear, corrosion, reflection, among others.

According to the Society for Tribology, the economies of industrial countries recorded annually a loss of about 5% of the gross national product by the effects of friction and wear alone. For Germany, this means around EUR 35 billion p.a... (Source:

With Surcoatec as partner you win a decisive advantage for the requirements of the so called Integrated Industry (Industry 4.0): increased performance and process stability, extending the service life and improve efficiency.

Shoulder to shoulder with its customers and the users of technology, Surcoatec develops tailor-made solutions far away from any standard. PVD and PECVD processes are combined with different mechanical processes for micro-structuring or plasma-based nano-structuring.

PECVD-Processes (Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition)

PECVD-Verfahren surcoatec Beschichtung von Hohlkörpern

The plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD or PACVD) operates at much lower temperatures than conventional thermal CVD. The layers synthesized exhibit a high density, are mostly of amorphous glassy structure, (which results in smooth surfaces), have a high hardness and show a good barrier effect (diffusion barrier, transmission barrier). The PECVD processes are particularly suitable to coat heat-sensitive materials of various forms as well as of internal surfaces of hollow bodies.

PVD-Processes (Physical Vapour Deposition)

Beschichtungstechnologie für Präzisionswerkzeuge: Vakuumbogenverdampfung (Arc-Verfahren)The source material for layer deposition is transferred under high vacuum into the vapor phase by means of evaporation or sputtering and is condensed back to a suitable substrate. Hard coatings, applied by PVD processes are particularly interesting for the coating of tools. Tool coatings are distinguished by a high hardness, a chemical and thermal resistance and they exhibit generally a typical metallic character. The coating temperature is preferably not exceeding 500 °C. Using PVD wear protective layers are applied on tools and components with a layer thickness of usually 500 nm up to 5 µm.