About Us


ZYP Coatings, Inc. was established in 1982 and specializes in producing the most complete line of paintable refractory coatings for high-temperature protection of metals, ceramics, and graphite. Areas of use are metal melting and forming, release agents, lubrication, masking, sealing, atmosphere protection, etc. Industries served include primary aluminum manufacturing, nonferrous foundry, superplastic forming (isothermal forging), zinc hot-dip galvanizing, heat treating, extrusion, glass, sintering (powder metallurgy), and many areas of research-and-development (R&D).

ZYP Coatings, Inc. pioneered the use of boron nitride-based coatings for non-wetting applications with molten nonferrous metals. Boron Nitride Lubricoat, was first introduced in 1985; the term “Lubricoat” was registered as trademark in 1989; and Boron Nitride Lubricoat® is known as THE leader for coating all molten metal transport materials to achieve eye-popping nonwetting. Boron Nitride Hardcoat was developed for hardness and abrasion resistance along with the nonwetting of boron nitride and is “the” unique and industry-leading coating of its type.

In 1998, ZYP Coatings formulated our world famous BLUE boron nitride coatings which provide the increased visibility needed on white ceramic substrates. This “baby blue” is found in all nonferrous processing industries and led to the acknowledgement in

December 1999, Aluminium Today, p. 26, “Casters Turn Blue with Boron Nitride Lubricoat”

In 2002, ZYP Coatings, Inc. developed its unique, state-of-the-art continuous process for the production of Boron Nitride powders used in its coatings. The highly crystalline, highly-pure and highly-uniform powder produced led to the observation that “All BN is not the same”.

ZYP Coatings is now known and sells its products directly worldwide, and is “World Leader in Boron Nitride Coatings” … with the monikers “Formulated with Ultra-High-Purity Boron Nitride” and “Foremost in Product Quality, Service & Selection since 1982”.