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Our History

Cerakote™ was founded in 1984 with a mission to develop and manufacture the highest performing line of ceramic coatings in the world. Our focus on high performance applications has spanned industries from automotive, to firearms, high-end electronics, eye-wear and more. Cerakote ceramic coatings are used to coat and protect countless consumer and industrial products that you depend on every day.

Chemist to the Core

Filled with world-class chemists, engineers and the rest of our incredible team, our 10-acre manufacturing campus is located in Southern Oregon.


Get Your Coat On®

If innovation was what put us on the map, it's the quality of our coatings that keeps us there. We’ve earned the reputation of "Finishing Strong" so that you can have the confidence you’re purchasing the highest quality ceramic coatings for your automobile. Cerakote. Get your coat on.

Performance Brands Using Cerakote

These major brands among many others use and trust that Cerakote Ceramic Coatings will protect what matters most! Cerakote is shaping a path for impressive performance finishes and is used on everything from wearables like sunglasses and watches, to automotive, outdoor and sports equipment, aerospace and much more.



Founded over 35 years ago, NIC Industries Inc.'s vision was to manufacture coating products that would truly have a global impact. NIC now manufactures industry-leading coatings that are distributed and sold in nearly 90 countries around the world. Cerakote, Prismatic Powders, and Performance Materials operate as separate divisions of NIC which has grown to be included in the top 25 largest paint and coating manufacturers. NIC’s customer base is as wide as its geographical impact, with applications in technology, aerospace, sporting goods, and the automotive industry.


Headquartered on 18 acres in Southern Oregon, NIC operates several facilities that include nearly 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space, a state-of-the-art polymer production plant, training facilities, robotics integration group, Research & Development, and all our business support services. We take pride in manufacturing our products in the United States.


At Cerakote, quality is a company value. From raw material procurement to finish product shipping, no process is completed without rigorous quality control testing. While larger manufacturers may spot check throughout their process, Cerakote completes a full battery of ASTM tests from each and every batch. All orders are shipped with lot numbers which correspond to retained samples and test data that is kept on file for future reference. Cerakote's industry leading quality control process ensures our customers consistently receive the highest quality ceramic coatings. Please visit the Testing and Downloads section of this site for details on our ASTM testing and full test documentation.


A relentless pursuit to provide market-leading coating technologies with an unyielding passion to never settle.


An uncompromisable commitment to integrity is paramount to long-term success; victory without it is hollow and short-lived.

The Foundation of Freedom

We believe our customers ultimately benefit from an open and free market that drives innovation through fierce competition.

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