Advanced Coatings

Texstars offers an unparalleled range of coating systems we’ve developed through decades of aerospace research and requirement-specific applications. Our advanced vacuum and polymer coatings yield a wide range of characteristics from signature management and selective electromagnetic filtering to high-speed rain erosion resistance, precipitation static abatement and nanotechnology insertion.
Our aircraft transparency coating systems have proven truly superior in providing longer life-cycle efficiencies our competitors simply cannot match. We design coating systems with both fundamental and advanced characteristics that contribute to the highest technologies available in military aerospace.
Our goal is to provide the highest level of protection and deliver the advantages needed by the U.S. military to help maintain peace and order throughout the world. Superior high-optical properties and custom environmental coatings are only part of what we do to ensure that your finished product is best-in-class.

Advanced Coating Functions

  • EMI Shielding
  • Signature management (radar)
  • De-ice/De-fog (heated)
  • Selective electromagnetic filtering (laser protection)
  • High-speed rain erosion resistance
  • Abrasion/mar resistance
  • Refractive index matching (increased light transmission)
  • Precipitation static abatement (P-static bleed)
  • Nanotechnology insertion
  • Solar resistance

Other coating functions capable

  • Superior aircraft-grade optics
  • Night vision goggle compatibility
  • De-fog that requires NO power
  • UV resistance
  • Chemical resistance
  • Rain & fungus resistance

We’ve integrated state-of-the-art nanotechnologies and proven process methods for fifth-generation coating systems. These tie directly to a complementary core competency of Texstars, the lamination and forming of high-optical transparent sheet materials into the most advanced aircraft transparencies in military defense.
One of the fundamental strategies in the very definition of “military objective” is to gain a military advantage over the adversary. Texstars provides that military advantage and delivers the leading edge of technical discriminators that set us apart. We mean business when it comes to military defense that help ensure our troops’ safety.

Aircraft platforms include:

  • F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • B-1B Lancer
  • F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter
  • EA-6B Prowler
  • E-2C/D Hawkeye
  • F-15 Eagle
  • B-2 Blast shields
  • A-10 Warthog
  • A-6 Intruder
  • AH-1W/Z Cobra
  • Embraer 170
  • Boeing 777
  • Various others

Vacuum coatings

  • Sputtering/thermal deposition
  • Indium Tin Oxide (ITO)
  • Gold (solar reflective)
  • Titanium
  • Aluminum
  • Copper

Polymer coatings

  • Primers/tie coats/topcoats
  • Polyurethanes
  • Polysiloxanes
  • Melamine acrylic
  • Polyimides
  • Flash blindness shielding
  • Composite coatings
  • Specialty filled coatings