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, longer life-cycle efficiencies that our competitors cannot match. We design coating systems with both fundamental and advanced characteristics, and a combination of various coatings can be used to achieve performance requirements.

We’ve integrated state-of-the-art nanotechnologies and proven process methods for fifth-generation coating systems to support the most advanced aircraft transparencies in military defense.

Advanced Coating Functions

  • EMI Shielding
  • Signature management (radar)
  • De-ice/De-fog (heated & NO power)
  • Selective electromagnetic filtering (laser protection)
  • High-speed rain erosion resistance
  • Refractive index matching (increased light transmission)
  • Precipitation static abatement (P-static bleed)
  • Nanotechnology insertion
  • Solar thermal reduction
  • Night vision compatibility
  • Flash blindness shielding

Fundamental Coating Functions

  • Superior aircraft-grade optics
  • UV blocking and resistance
  • Chemical resistance
  • Rain and fungus resistance
  • Abrasion/mar resistance

Thin Film Vacuum Coating Materials

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

Polymer coating types

  • Primers/tie coats/topcoats
  • Polyurethanes
  • Polysiloxanes
  • Melamine acrylic
  • Polyimides

Aircraft Platforms featuring Texstars coatings

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