Bodycote will open a new surface technology plant in Houston, Texas. The facility will enable Houston’s large oil & gas market to access Bodycote’s expertise in high-velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) spraying of tungsten carbide and the K-Tech® family of thermochemically formed ceramic treatments, which are particularly suited to treat components operating in severe service applications. The plant, which is scheduled to open during the third quarter of 2012, complements Bodycote’s heat-treatment facilities in Texas and the surface technology facility in neighboring Arkansas, which provides ceramic treatments.