ZURICH and GREENSBORO, North Carolina, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Ionbond is pleased to announce that Airbus S.A.S has certified the Greensboro NC, USA coating center for the production of PVD coatings according to Airbus process specifications (AIPS). The certification will allow the facility in Greensboro to provide coatings to Airbus directly and through its suppliers.
Ionbond has been a supplier to Airbus in Europe for a number of years through its coating centers in Chassieu (Lyon) and Grisolles (Toulouse) France. These facilities and the NADCAP certified coating center in Consett UK serve as a competence and supporting center for Ionbond's global aerospace activities.
With the planned opening of the first assembly plant in Mobile, Alabama in 2015, Airbus has made a commitment to take the aircraft manufacturing to the US with many US manufacturers supplying aircraft components. Having a certified coating operation in the US will assure optimal logistics and shorter delivery times of aircraft components for Airbus.
"The Airbus certification is a result of the extensive efforts by the Greensboro team, with the support from aerospace professionals in Ionbond France and UK" - says Val Liebermann, Segment Head Industrial at Ionbond. "We appreciate the trust that Airbus places in Ionbond and are fully committed to providing coating service of the highest standards. It is both an honor and a big responsibility, since the quality requirements in aerospace are among the most stringent." - he concludes.
Ionbond's product portfolio features a broad range of hard and low friction coating services and thin film coating equipment. With a unique portfolio of innovative PVD, PACVD and CVD know-how, Ionbond works with its clients to engineer optimal solutions for cutting tools and molds, general industrial, automotive, aerospace, racing, medical components and decorative coating applications.
Ionbond's experience in coating is available from each of its 38 service centers in 17 countries in Europe, North America and Asia, one of the largest coating center networks around the world with over 900 employees. This cutting-edge technological infrastructure enables Ionbond to provide customized and standard coating finishes that meet customer performance goals and are cost-competitive.
Ionbond was founded in 1904 and started the activities in thin film deposition in the early 1970s to become a global leader in the industry. It has been acquired in 2013 by IHI Corporation of Japan, a USD 15 Billion technology company.
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