Formerly part of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, Zircotec is now a fully independent organisation developing and providing an increasing range of thermal barrier and heat management coatings and products. Successfully used in motorsport, the coatings have offered light and robust heat management solutions for a growing number of OEMs such as Lamborghini. More recently the firm has been developing heat resistant coatings to allow composite materials to be used in high temperature environments. Matthew Beecham talked with Zircotec's managing director Terry Graham about the company's recent innovations.