Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) subsidiary Praxair Surface Technologies (PST) has been awarded a 10-year contract by aero engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce, the company said.
PST will apply its Tribomet abrasive coatings to rotating components in jet engines of wide-body aircraft. The coatings help prevent frictional heating, increase fuel efficiency, and extend component life. The project, which will begin in mid-2017, will be serviced from PST´s coating operations in Indianapolis and Weston-super-Mare, England.
The contract supports coating operations for Rolls-Royce Crosspointe, a facility located south of Richmond, Virginia, that manufactures engine components for its large Trent engine family.
PST offers a comprehensive array of high-performance coatings and technologies to the aviation, energy, and other industries. By continuously advancing coatings technologies, the business helps customers improve environmental performance, decrease energy consumption, extend component life, improve productivity, minimize downtime, reduce operating costs and produce high-quality products.
Praxair, with 2016 sales of USD 11BN, is an industrial gas company in North and South America. The company produces, sells, and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, primary metals, and many others.