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Transforming Metal Parts for More Than 70 Years

General Magnaplate Corporation is both a pioneer and a world leader in the science of surface enhancement for metals and other substrates. Whether in the harsh environments of outer space or on factory floors across the globe, Magnaplate-applied "synergistic" coatings transform low-performance, plentiful and inexpensive metal parts into corrosion-resistant, chemical-resistant, super-hard, dry-lubricated products that last longer, are more cost-efficient, and perform faster.

Over half a century ago, scientists were seeking solutions to new problems arising from the performance of metals in outer space. Existing coatings could not fill the requirements for long-term, fail-safe protection. Conventional protective coatings or lubricants actually "boiled" away in the vacuum of space. NASA's requirement for new, permanent, functional coatings led them to General Magnaplate's proprietary engineered coatings that could withstand the rigors of outer space.

Dr. Charles P. Covino, founder of General Magnaplate, had invented a wide variety of coatings for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. As a result, every space vehicle since NASA began has included thousands of individual parts coated by Magnaplate. These include cameras, telemetry equipment, drills, fuel valves, landing struts, protective shrouds, seat tracks, frames, doors and windows, latches and hinges. In addition—space suits and EVA components, toilets, the moon vehicle itself, and the drill and soil sampler used to bring moon rocks back to earth.

The family legacy has continued under the leadership of Dr. Charles P. Covino's daughter, Candi Aversenti, Chief Executive Officer, her husband Ed Aversenti, President and Charles' granddaughter Ashley Russo, Chief Operating Officer. Together they foster that same quality and innovation we first applied in space to create the highest-quality surface treatments for a wide range of industries. Whether your parts need to perform in space or on the factory floor, we stand ready to help you solve your surface protection challenges now and over the next half century and beyond.

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When you specify a General Magnaplate surface treatment, production equipment runs reliably, parts last longer, unplanned downtime is reduced and greater productivity is ensured. Trusted by leading manufacturers and OEMs, our coatings deliver the properties that solve friction, wear, contamination and release problems in your parts and components.

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