Seram Coatings AS is a start-up company spun off from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The company was established in December 2014, and commercialises the invention ThermaSiC. ThermaSiC is a powder based on SiC (silicon carbide) used as a wear coating in what is known as thermal spraying. Many attempts had been made to produce such a powder based on SiC but no one had succeeded until Nuria Espallargas and Fahmi Mubarok did so at NTNU.
Patent applications for ThermaSiC are pending in a number of countries around the world, and they have launched a number of long-term test projects, each of which can give the company great commercial opportunities. They have recently applied for a patent for a new invention and will soon also be applying for trademark protection internationally.
NTNU started the patent application process and did a lot of the work itself in close partnership with Dehns in the UK. Seram Coatings has continued the collaboration with Dehns and also regularly confers with patent experts at the NTNU Technology Transfer Office.