November 6, 2018

Oil and Gas: Thin Film Coating Solutions PVD and PACVD

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Topic: Oil and Gas: Thin Film Coating Solutions PVD and PACVD
Speaker:  Florian Rovere


5:30 – 6:30 pm Social Hour
6:30 pm  Dinner served
7:30 pm  Technical Presentation

Fratelli’s Ristorante

1330 Wirt Road, Houston, TX 77055

(Spring Branch, Wirt Road Exit)

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Components used in the oil and gas industry must be able to withstand the most extreme and difficult environments. The talk will show how thin film coating solutions based on PVD and PACVD coating technology can provide reliability and long life for critical components. Such coating solutions that improve the wear resistance and extend the service life of components also add tremendous value for the tools used to manufacture them. The presentation will cover coating process, benefits and limitations, and a number of typical applications.


Florian Rovere is a material scientist and PVD/PACVD coating expert that has worked for several years in different roles in materials and coating research and development before turning his attention to business development for thin film coating solutions for Oerlikon. He has been working with Oerlikon Balzers’ Precision Components business unit for more than seven years and developed markets in central Europe before coming to the United States where he is responsible for Business Development of coating services in North America. He received an MSc in Material Science at the University of Leoben in Austria and earned a PhD in Material Chemistry from RWTH Aachen University in Aachen, Germany. He is an Austrian citizen and has lived in Austria, Australia, France, and Germany before coming to the United States in 2014.