Adapting to meet the needs of new mega trends

The most advanced PlasmaSonic Wind Tunnel ever built has recently departed our portfolio company Tekna’s factory for a leading aerospace OEM.

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This state-of-the-art ground testing facility will accelerate the development of thermal protection system materials for hypersonic flight and orbital re-entry of space vehicles.

“This is as big as it gets. The fact that we managed to deliver on time highlights Tekna’s credibility as a top player within Aerospace technology,” says Tekna Board Member and Executive Vice President of Arendals Fossekompani, Torkil Mogstad.

Tekna PlasmaSonic products are high enthalpy ground testing facilities used in experimental investigations of heat shield materials and thermal protection systems (TPS).

Plasma technology to both make the powder and testing systems to mostly research-based companies. The main purpose of this equipment is to reproduce the severe conditions of an object travelling at high velocity or during its re-entry into the atmosphere. This newly delivered wind tunnel is the result of continued development of Tekna’s plasma technologies that are continually adapting the meet needs of new mega trends and the demands of Aerospace customers.


“We are thrilled to be a part of pushing the boundaries of space exploration. This delivery signifies a potential new customer base for Tekna and I am excited to welcome a leading aerospace OEM and future partners to our growing business,” says Tekna Board Member and Executive Vice President of Arendals Fossekompani, Ann-Kari Heier.

About Tekna:
Tekna produces high-purity metal powders for applications such as 3D printing in the aerospace, medical and automotive sectors, as well as optimized induction plasma systems for industrial research and production. With its unique, IP-protected plasma technology, the company is well positioned in the growing market for advanced nanomaterials within the electronics and batteries industries. Building on 30 years of delivering excellence, Tekna is a global player recognized for its quality products and its commitment to its large base of multinational blue-chip customers. Tekna’s powder products increase productivity and enable more efficient use of materials, thereby paving the way towards a more resilient supply chain and circular economy.

For further explanation on how Tekna’s innovative PlasmicSonic solutions are accelerating the aerospace, aviation and even tourism industry, follow the link to the video below.

The Tekna team