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Hardide-A Approved for Use on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Components

Hardide, the developer and provider of advanced surface coating technology, has announced that its Hardide-A coating has been selected for use on components for the new F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

Hardide-A coating has been approved for use on drag chute components for the F-35A CTOL (conventional take-off and landing) variant being manufactured by Lockheed Martin. For these specific components, Hardide-A is being used in place of HVOF (high velocity oxy-fuel) thermal spray coatings.

Hardide-A has been developed specifically to meet the needs of the aerospace industry and is an environmentally compliant and technically superior replacement for HVOF and hard chrome plating. The coating has demonstrated outstanding performance under corrosive conditions. This opens up applications in high load and corrosive conditions associated with several aircraft types.

Developed to meet the needs of the aerospace industry, Hardide-A is environmentally compliant, and considered by the group a “technically superior replacement” for HVOF and hard chrome plating.

Chief Executive of Hardide, Philip Kirkham, acknowledged the selection of Hardide-A as a “great vote of confidence” for the group, commenting, “This clearly demonstrates the progress that Hardide is making within the aerospace sector,” he said.

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