TiOx

TiOx

TiOx Coating

TreadStone's patented TiOx product is the next generation of precious metal-free coating products using a thin film semi-conductive doped titanium oxide layer that provides excellent corrosion resistance and reduced surface electrical contact resistance. Based on a unique approach using differing valance states, the TiOx products allows the electron to move through the coating providing a pathway for electrons into and out of the system. TiOx provides greater price flexibility for applications where the operating conditions are less stringent.

TreadStone developed and patented the process of depositing a thin layer of doped Ti alloy using physical vapor deposition (PVD). The TiOx coating product has been tested and proven to produce superior corrosion resistance even in high voltage conditions. Using standard industry corrosion protocol (pH 3.0 using H2SO4 with 0.1 ppm HF at 80oC) and under various voltages from 0.8V to 2.0V from 24 hours up to 100 hours, TiOx has shown superior performance.

TiOx is in the initial stages of product testing for fuel cell applications and should be available for commercial use by the end of June 2023. We anticipate full production in early 2024.