Cerakote is one of a few divisions of NIC Industries in Oregon, USA, and was founded in 1984. It's primary focus is on developing and manufacturing the highest performing line of ceramic coatings available anywhere in the world.
To date Cerakote has developed hundreds ceramic colors and finishes and is used by more firearm manufacturers than any other firearm coating. This makes Cerakote the world leader in firearm coatings.
Cerakote H-Series is a heat-cure polymer-ceramic composite coating developed by the NIC in the mid 80's, using space age ceramic technologies and techniques. Cerakote C-Series is an extreme high temp polymer-ceramic composite air cure coating developed by NIC as a protective coating for exhaust systems and engine parts that are exposed to excessive temperature ranges
While Cerakote was originally conceived as a protective coat for powder coatings on high performance parts, it has been in continuous development since then, and in time, Cerakote H-series emerged as one of the most usable, durable and rust proof firearm coatings in the world. It far outperforms all other options in almost every category one can think of.
Cerakote is versatile, and can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers or even wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties of polymer/ceramic composites, including resistance against abrasion/wear, corrosion, and chemicals, as well as increasing impact strength and hardness. Each of these properties are rigorously and continuously tested to guarantee that Cerakote products remain at the forefront of the ceramic coatings market.
Cerakote takes great care in all aspects of their production, from raw material procurement to finish product shipping, no process is completed without rigorous quality control testing. While other coating manufacturers may spot check throughout their process, Cerakote completes a full battery of ASTM (Sort of the USA/International Bureau of Standards) tests from each and every batch. All orders are shipped with lot numbers which correspond to retained samples and test data that is kept on file for future reference. Cerakote's industry leading quality control process ensures their applicators consistently receive the highest quality ceramic coatings.