Licenses Coating Technology
Brush Wellman Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with Mafco Inc. of Largo, FL, to acquire corrosion protection coating technology as applied to beryllium materials.
The technology will be utilized on select beryllium metal and aluminum beryllium composite products manufactured by Brush Wellman’s Beryllium Products unit. The acquired Mafco technology includes anodization and chemical film coating.
Protective and low emissivity coatings are often desirable for optical, structural and electronic applications for beryllium metal and aluminum beryllium composite products. These coatings provide a barrier to oxidation which enhances performance, reliability and useful life.