TORONTO, Sept. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integran is pleased to announce that on July 27, 2017 SAE International issued the “AMS-2428 – Plating, Cobalt-Phosphorus, Nanocrystalline” specification, covering Integran's proprietary Nanovate CoP technology which is protected by numerous U.S. and international patents. 

The specification covers the requirements for electrodeposited nanocrystalline cobalt-phosphorus plating as a wear and corrosion resistant coating, for repair and OEM applications, as an alternative to electrodeposited hard chromium.  For more information see:

“The Aerospace Materials Specification (AMS) now issued by SAE International complements the Mil DTL 32502 specification obtained on July 14, 2014 and recognizes the exceptional properties of Nanovate CoP in protecting steel from corrosion and sliding wear while providing improved fatigue resistance over hard chrome plated aerospace parts," said Dr. Gino Palumbo, President & CEO of Integran. “This accomplishment is expected to significantly increase the use of our Nanovate CoP coating for plating aerospace parts which are often overdesigned to take into account the fatigue debit imparted by hard chrome coatings.”

"In addition to its improved corrosion performance, the improved plating efficiency allows for significant reduction in turn-around-time with Nanovate CoP as compared to chromium electroplating," adds John Benfer, Senior Materials Engineer, NAVAIR Jacksonville.

This process was developed by Integran over the past decade to replace hard-chrome in hydraulic and actuator parts, like aircraft landing gear, industrial hydraulic rods and similar parts in cooperation with NAVAIR Jacksonville, whose contribution was instrumental in achieving the AMS specification.