About Mettech

Advanced Coatings - Equipment & Processes

Northwest Mettech Corp. is a provider of plasma coating equipment, advanced coatings solutions and surface engineering expertise. Our coating technology is unique and offers solutions that are either not possible or are impractical with our competitors' equipment.

The company serves a wide range of industries:

  • Aerospace
  • Oil and Gas
  • Energy
  • Paper
  • Printing
  • Mining
  • Chemical
  • Materials

Mettech brings practical knowledge of coatings industry, years of equipment development and testing, and experience in material science together, creating a solid base for advancement of surface modification technologies.

For existing applications Mettech’s cost effective and efficient plasma spray systems offer substantial reduction of costs without any concession to quality. For new materials and novel applications Mettech’s technology opens up possibilities that have not been known before.

History

Mettech was established in 1990 as the outcome of research on plasma synthesis of sub-micron ceramic particles carried out at the University of British Columbia. This research led to the development and a series of patents of a high power and high velocity Axial Injection Plasma Torch. In 1994, Mettech's Axial III Plasma Spray system built around Axial III torch and process was first launched.

By 2002, Mettech had moved into the emerging nano-powder market, channelling significant resources toward R&D in areas of manufacture and processing of nano-powders and deposition of nano-coatings.  

Today, the company markets and sells its own plasma equipment and deposition technology, as well as specialty feedstock materials needed for this technology to work.

Mettech's knowledge base and expertise cover wide range of disciplines:

  • material engineering
  • deposition of coatings
  • physics
  • chemistry
  • chemical engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • plasma science

Mettech's team is open to sharing their vast knowledge and experience and will work actively with our customers to help them find the most advanced and economically sound solutions for their material problems.

Partnerships

Mettech has established strategic partnerships with major research Institutions worldwide to further advance and promote their coating technologies. Some of the collaborations include:

  • University of British Columbia
  • Rutgers University
  • China Academy of Sciences
  • Carleton University
  • TU Kielce
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Connecticut
  • National Research Council of Canada