Bodycote has announced that it will open a new surface technology plant in Houston, Texas, US. The new plant is scheduled to open during the third quarter of 2012.

The new plant will enable Houston’s large oil and gas market to access Bodycote’s specialist expertise in high velocity oxy fuel (HVOF) spraying of tungsten carbide and the K-Tech® family of thermochemically-formed ceramic treatments, which are particularly suited to treat components operating in severe service applications.

The new plant complements Bodycote’s heat treatment facilities in Texas, and the surface technology facility in neighbouring Arkansas, which provides ceramic treatments. Bodycote is the world’s largest thermal processing services provider and has a total of 43 facilities in the US providing the full range of Bodycote’s services.

Please contact Bodycote for more information.