TreadStone Technologies, Inc. offers innovative, low-cost, proprietary coating services to protect metal component parts from corrosion and chemical dissolution while maintaining superior electrical conductivity—a critical need for all electrochemical systems used in the new energy economy.
Electrochemical systems, consisting of fuel cells, electrolyzers, flow batteries, and Li batteries, are key devices in the new energy generation and storage systems, with applications in numerous markets, including transportation, grid electrical storage and transmission, and military/NASA applications.
All of these new energy devices present a highly corrosive environment and require that the component metal parts resist corrosion and efficiently conduct electricity. The challenge has been to develop a low-cost metal component coating that can effectively function in the electrochemical systems for the new energy economy.
TreadStone Technologies develops specialty coatings used on metal components in electrochemical systems such as fuel cells, electrolyzers, and flow batteries, supporting the global transition from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources (electrification). TreadStone’s patented coatings are based on novel coating approaches and deposition processes. Our coating products are categorized into technology families and can be adapted depending on specific end-use applications, operating environment and requirements, metal component materials, and durability.
As the use of renewable energy sources becomes more widespread, system developers need to be aware of the risk related to the operating environments that affect the output of the system over time. Most system developers are transitioning to metal components in their system designs where corrosion and durability become a key part of the system design decisions. TreadStone’s offers several coating products that are advanced solutions that reduce corrosion and increase long-term durability.