What is Cerakote?

Unrivalled Thin-Film Ceramic Coatings

Cerakote is the world’s leading manufacturer of thin-film ceramic coatings and technology. Our industry leading coatings are used in industries ranging from automotive to aerospace and from consumer to defense. View the application of Cerakote Coatings here

Through our Cerakote Coatings or Auto & Home Applications we provide the best protective coatings for a wide range of applications

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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 in the United States. NIC’s customer base is as wide as its geographical impact, with applications in technology, aerospace, sporting goods, and the automotive industry.


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.


Continuous professional growth of our team is crucial to maximizing excellence, innovation, and organizational resilience.


We must be good stewards of the trust we have earned from our customers, employees, and vendors.


Advancing core technologies through prioritized, focused investment is vital to the success and endurance of our company and our customers.


Investment of all company resources must be made with calculated planning to achieve an intentional outcome.

Facility & Location


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.


Cerakote EU is located in Cork, Ireland. As the official distributor to the European Union we pride ourselves in suppling the World’s Leading Ceramic Coating Cerakote products. 


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