Grant set to enable Hardide to commercialise a novel coating

Hardide Coatings has secured a grant worth up to £250,000 to commercialise a coating that will enable the creation of a new generation of hard-facing materials for use on drilling tool and wear parts for industries including oil and gas, mining and construction.

The development-of-prototype grant has been awarded under the Technology Strategy Board’s Smart scheme.

It will part-fund a two-year project to further develop, manufacture and test a Hardide coating for use in a hard-facing material that will enable drilling tools and high-wear parts to operate at peak performance in severely abrasive environments where current technologies fail.