The new plant, scheduled to open during the third quarter of 2012, will offer the company’s high velocity oxy fuel (HVOF) spraying of tungsten carbide and the K-Tech® family of thermochemically-formed ceramic treatments to Houston’s oil & gas market. The treatments are particularly suited to treat components operating in severe service applications.
 
The new plant adds to Bodycote’s heat treatment facilities in Texas, and the surface technology facility in neighbouring Arkansas, which provides ceramic treatments. Bodycote has a total of 43 facilities in the USA providing the full range of Bodycote’s services.