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About Us


Cerakote® is a Division of NIC Industries, Inc. and was founded in 1984 with a focus on developing and manufacturing the highest performing line of ceramic coatings available anywhere in the world. To date Cerakote has developed over 90 ceramic colors and finishes and is used by more firearm manufacturers than any other firearm coating. This makes Cerakote the world leader in firearm coatings.

Facility and location

Cerakote, along with NIC's Prismatic Powders Division, is located on 10 acres of land in White City, Oregon. State of the art manufacturing, ASTM testing lab, Training Center, R&D Facility and warehousing are all located at this facility.

Ensuring quality

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.

Our vision

Through research, development and innovation, Cerakote will continue to discover new and advanced ceramic coating solutions for the firearm industry.

Our corporate structure

NIC's corporate structure is formed by two divisions, including:

Cerakote® Ceramic Coatings, manufacturer of the world's strongest thin-film ceramic finish, including firearm coatings, high temperature coatings, and the world's strongest clear coatings.
Prismatic Powders®, the world's largest selection of custom powder coating colors. Prismatic Powders is powder coating's creative outlet. Cerakote® Trim Coat, Dressings are for salads, Coatings are for protection! Cerakote Trim Coat is a ceramic coating that lasts 200 washes!

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{{ itemJustAddedToCart.product.name }} Swatches are aluminum panels sprayed with Cerakote for DEMONSTRATION AND COLOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSES ONLY. If you desire a testing sample please contact us at info@cerakote.com If your order contains an "Out of Stock" swatch, we will create that swatch for you, then ship your entire swatch order. This can take up to two weeks.
If all swatches are IN STOCK it will ship in 1-3 business days via UPS overnight.

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