Xtalic products are enabling the transportation industries to incorporate previously unusable lightweight materials in aircraft and automobiles to improve their fuel efficiency.
Xtalic’s XTALIUM™ coatings add corrosion protection to lightweight aluminum alloys that are particularly corrosion-sensitive. This permits the construction of aircraft components from much lighter alloys that were previously impractical due to corrosion.
Xtalic is developing materials that will enable the use of magnesium — the world’s lightest structural metal. Magnesium is highly corrosive when it contacts other metals, but Xtalic’s durable, corrosion-resistant coatings enable the use of magnesium for a range of automotive components. The magnesium parts are coated with an XTALIUM™ alloy that looks and acts like aluminum and provides substantial corrosion protection. This technology allows the use of lightweight magnesium to improve the vehicle’s fuel efficiency.