Welcome to Flow Coatings

Achieve Higher Efficiency with Clearance Control Coatings

Flow Coatings develops and manufacture patented abradable coatings for clearance control, anti-galling, and low friction. This technology was developed for the automotive industry, and has been used on over three millions of vehicles since 2000. We make a full spectrum of coatings in terms of thickness, break-in strength, and friction properties which perform in a wide range of applications. From concept, to prototype, to production, Flow Coatings' experience can help you improve the performance and durability of your equipment. We are ISO 9001 Registered and TS16949 Compliant.

Abradable Powder Coatings™ improve the efficiency of blowers, compressors, engines, pumps, etc., by safely reducing operating clearances. The coatings can be applied very thick and sometimes provide an interference fit when a device is assembled. During initial operation, the coating breaks in to form a perfect fit between mating parts. Controlled abrasion even accounts for thermal and stress related distortions in components as the coating wears in. Once the optimum fit is achieved, stresses on the coating are reduced and the break-in process stops. Durable, low friction, anti-scuff properties of the coating maintain tighter operating clearances and higher efficiency for the life of the device.


In oiled applications such as pistons, our coatings support the oil film by several mechanisms. During break in, they naturally seek the optimal position on the Stribeck Diagram. This fact minimizes friction and wear because components ride on a 'MAGIC CARPET OF OIL'. Wouldn't you rather ride on oil than on your parts?

We serve the race, automotive, off road, marine, small engine, and industrial markets, with total dedication to customer satisfaction.
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