Printing Industry Thermal Spray Coatings

Printing and packaging equipment must be properly protected to keep rolling along. Astro Alloys Inc. manufactures high-quality, long-lasting thermal spray coatings that effectively and efficiently protect and preserve your printing equipment from harsh elements and use.

Thermal spray coatings for printing applications enhance the material properties of parts to help resist wear and tear, prevent corrosion and rusting, and improve overall endurance and performance. Durable and reliable printing thermal spray coatings also prolong the life of printing equipment and parts, which decreases downtime for repairs and maintenance, saves you money, and increases productivity.

Thermal Spray Components

Thermal spray coatings supplied by Astro Alloys can be used on a wide range of printing equipment and parts, including

  • Rubber-coated steel rollers
  • Steel rollers
  • Printer rollers
  • Laser engraved rolls
  • Anilox rolls
  • Paper presses
  • Papermaking machines
  • Drums
  • Doctor blades

Coatings For The Printing Industry

For the printing industry, Astro Alloys supplies Chromium Oxide, aluminum oxide, and chromium carbide thermal spray coatings especially effective to combat corrosion, prevent wear and tear, and extend the service life of printing equipment and parts.

Chromium Oxide Spray Powders

Chrome oxide powders are used in wear-resistant applications due to their resistance to abrasion, corrosion, oxidation, fretting, and erosion.  They also employ high resistance to acidic and caustic solutions. Typical applications for chromium oxide spray powders include shafts, pump parts, seals, and capstans.

Aluminum Oxide Powders

Aluminum oxide powder is a gray fused aluminum oxide powder containing about 3% titania. When sprayed, alumina oxide powders produce a hard, dense coating that offers wear resistance and dielectric strength that is suitable in aerospace, printing, automotive, and chemical industries. Aluminum oxide coatings are dense, hard, wear-resistant coatings with electrical insulating properties. In addition to providing a smooth finish and being wear-resistant, Alumina thermal spray powders have excellent dielectric strength and thermal shock resistance.

Alumina Titania Powders

Alumina Titania thermal spray powders feature dense, hard coatings engineered to resist wear due to abrasion, fretting, cavitation, corrosion, and particle erosion. Alumina-titania powders are ideal for heater plates, thread guides, and tension washers. 

Chromium Carbide Powders

Chromium carbide powders provide a dense, well-bonded, resilient coating well suited to handle fretting and abrasive wear. These coatings withstand high temperatures – up to 1500 degrees – and resist corrosion and oxidation.

Delivering The Service You Deserve

Astro Alloys Inc. has been in the thermal spray coating and HVOF equipment industry for more than four decades. We know what works. We have the experience, expertise, and equipment to deliver the best products and the finest service in the field.


  • Operating since 1980
  • Supply customers in North America and across the globe
  • Dedicated staff that goes the extra mile


  • We know all about thermal sprays – that’s what we do
  • Trained professionals work closely with you to develop and deliver the thermal spray solution you need
  • Offer old-fashioned customer service – we believe in getting it right each and every time


  • Located in Houston, Texas
  • Maintain immense inventory of products
  • Same-day shipping for in-stock orders
  • Daily delivery for local customers


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