MelonitePVD CoatingsEngineered BushingsTribology Testing

HEF in the US currently operates through three different channels:


HEF USA HEF USA: Wholly-owned subsidiary of the HEF Group charged with the Sales & Marketing of (a) chemicals / salts for Controlled Liquid Ionic Nitriding (CLIN) — which is a family of proprietary ferritic nitro-carburizing processes commercialized under the trade names of ARCOR®, MELONITE®, and MELONITE QPQ; (b) Tribology testing services; and (c) engineered bushings for industrial applications.
Techniques Surfaces USA TECHNIQUES SURFACES USA: Wholly-owned subsidiary of the HEF for commercial processing of PVD and CLIN technologies. In Jan 2011, TECHNIQUES SURFACES USA started its first industrial CLIN facility in Kearney, NE, currently dedicated to the processing to high-volume automotive components. Today TS USA operates three facilities in the US: Springfield, OH; Chattanooga, TN; and Kearney, NE. In addition, TS USA has a Liquid Nitriding partnership in Phoenix, AZ operating under the name of TS WEST. For more information about TS USA, please  click here.
Northeast Coatings Technology (NCT) NORTHEAST COATINGS TECHNOLOGY: A HEF Group fully owned company that provides jobbing services for several of our surface treatment technologies. NCT currently offers HEF’s line of CERTESS PVD coatings & CLIN jobbing services in Kennebunk, Maine. In addition, this facility provides Cathodic Arc-based PVD coatings and Plasma Nitriding services.

TECHNIQUES SURFACES USA (TS USA) facility in Springfield, Ohio is NADCAP (Aerospace Quality System AC7004) accredited in accordance with SAE Aerospace Standard AS7003. This facility and the one in Kearney, NE are also ISO/TS16949:2009 (Automotive Standard) certified.

HEF Jobbing footprint in the US