Ceramic coating aircraft flying
Mission Ready

Military Coatings

Key Capabilities

Element 119 Defense brings the warfighter over 10 years of research and development experience, along with our proven track record of successful commercialization of next-generation coatings. Element 119 has several active contracts with the United States Air Force, as well as active collaborative projects with the AFRL (Air Force Research Laboratory), NRL (Naval Research Laboratory), U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).

Combining our capability for rapidly developing solutions with our proprietary ceramic technologies, Element 119 is able to both develop new products and adapt currently commercialized products specifically for the Department of Defense. Element 119 Defense coatings were created to target the rugged and ever-changing landscape warfighters are encountering every day.

High Heat

Protection against heat over 3500F


Super-slick & self-cleaning

9H Hardness

Extreme abrasion resistance

Chemical Resistant

Extreme acid and chemical protection

Erosion Resistant

Superior leading edge protection

Corrosion Resistant

10+ year environmental protection

Element 119 offers a broad range of off-the-shelf defense coatings as well as many others in development. Looking for a different coating solution? Element 119 also offers rapid custom development for your military coating needs.


Military Coatings

TRL 6-9 | MIL-PRF-85285F


Element 119 corrosion coatings deliver superior protection against corrosion and UV rays compared to current alternatives. Based on proprietary patent-pending ceramic nanotechnology, MAX CX offers an estimated 75% cost savings compared to today’s polyurethane coatings, and an 8X ROI compared to alkyd coatings.

TRL 4-9 | MIL-PRF-85285F


EdgeX™ provides an estimated 50 hours of full erosion resistance in even the most extreme environments. Far superior to band-aid solutions like polyurethane tape that easily disintegrates and can increase drag, EdgeX is also far easier, safer, more affordable, and more eco-friendly than complicated metal coatings.


Heat & Chemical

This revolutionary new high-performance ceramic nanocoating for turbine blades protects components from oxidation and corrosion in the punishing high-heat engine environment. Currently at a TRL 5, the highest risk aspects of the R & D work have been completed, and initial testing has yielded extremely promising results.

TRL 6-9

High Visibility

Optimum visibility is critical to any pilot. Protect aircraft windshield, cabin windows, and other glass surfaces from micro scratches while multiplying the surface's hydrophobic properties for up to 2 years with VisionX™. It reduces glare and dramatically increases visibility in the rain.


Solar Coatings

Element 119 advanced solar coatings are self-cleaning, anti-reflective, and shed snow 23 times more efficiently while increasing energy output. When deployed on large commercial solar fields, E119 solar coatings decrease maintenance and increase ROI.

We Work With

Used By

We work With

Used By

The Air Force Research Laboratory logo
United States Army Logo
United States Air Force blue logo
America's Navy logo
United States US Army Corps of Engineers logo
United States Air National Guard
#1 Performing

How We Stack Up

By bonding molecularly to the surface and forming an extremely durable semi-permanent coating, Element 119 Defense Coatings provide genuine long-term protection unmatched by other polymer sealants or wax products.

System X
Polymer Sealants
Wax Products

Request More Info


    Element 119’s origin began in Connecticut back in 2010 as a specialty coating R&D company specializing in the aerospace industry. Coatings were developed for the likes of Sikorsky, Bombardier, as well as predominant airlines internationally.

    10+ years and billions of dollars in protected assets later Element 119 is now represented in over 50 countries and counting. We owe our success to our close relationships with System X distribution and installation partners. We remain true to our mission, focused on delivering the best, most efficient, longest lasting coating technology on the planet. All of our ceramic coatings are manufactured at our facility in Thomaston, CT USA to the absolute highest quality standards.

    Get In Touch

    Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm;
    609 W Johnson Ave 5th Floor Cheshire, CT 06410
    +1 (844) 353 6119 +1 (860) 358 0119
    [email protected] [email protected]