Ceramic Industry News

Lamborghini Selects Zircotec Ceramic-Based Coating (posted 5/14/09)

Automobili Lamborghini has selected Zircotec to supply a high-performance thermal barrier for the lightweight Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce. The ceramic-based thermal coating is applied to the exhaust system and reduces the need for heat shields while allowing heat-sensitive, lightweight materials to be used in close proximity to the exhaust pipe. Zircotec’s Thermohold technology also protects other heat-sensitive components from damage.

“Lamborghini previously used Zircotec for its Reventón, where a durable solution to protect the composite bodywork and components around the exhaust was required,” said Peter Whyman, Zircotec’s sales and marketing director. “This time, the coating helped contribute to an overall weight savings of 100 kg over the normal Murciélago, with 33 kg of the reduction coming from the new powertrain and exhaust system.”

“Zircotec helped us in achieving the attention to detail in weight reduction on this program,” said Luca Meschiari, head of exhausts at Lamborghini. “Their coating helps save weight, yet is also durable and meets our requirements in terms of performance and quality more than other solutions we have seen.”

The coating is plasma-sprayed, in effect welding it to the base material and making it more resilient during heat cycling, abrasion and life testing. The whole process eradicates the need for heatshields and wraps that add weight and complexity.

Visit www.zircotec.com or www.lamborghini.com for more information.


Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

December 2014 Issue Highlights

Our December 2014 issue is now available! Posted: April 27, 2015.


Ceramics Expo podcast
Editor Susan Sutton discusses the upcoming Ceramics Expo with event director Adam Moore.
More Podcasts

Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI May 2015 cover

2015 May

Our May issue covers bulk batching, pneumatic conveyors, high-temperature furnaces and more! Be sure to check it out today.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Daily News

We know where you find the latest ceramic industry news (ahem), but where do you catch up on the rest of your daily news?
View Results Poll Archive


M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40google+ icon 40px


CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!