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Yamaha Motor Showcases SixONy(TM) Nano Film Coating Technology - On Show at Specialist Surface Treatment and Coating Trade Fair held in Germany -

Press release   •   May 17, 2016 02:00 UTC

IWATA, May 17, 2016-Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7272) will display its unique “SixONy” surface treatment technology at the “O&S International Trade Fair for Surface Treatments & Coatings” (hosted by Deutsche Messe AG) to be held from May 31 to June 2 in Stuttgart, Germany.

SixONy is unique Yamaha technology.This name was coined based on the silicon oxynitride (SiOxNy) ceramics film amorphous structure of the nano film several tens of nanometers thick which makes up SixONy. SixONy also features heat resistance to 700°C, excellent corrosion resistance, excellent barrier effects to oxygen, water, chlorine, etc., production of a wide range of colors such as gold, blue, peach, and purple, the forming of a transparent insulation film with high heat resistance, etc.

SixONy has been used in the exhaust pipes of the Yamaha MT-09 series sports bike, as well as cocktail shakers made by other manufacturers. This exhibition will introduce the technology and practical applications of SixONy, promoting its versatility and development potential in a wide range of fields.

The O&S trade fair will include more than 300 organizations and companies from over 30 countries around the world, principally from Europe and North America, featuring leading-edge technology in the fields of surface treatment technology for metals, plastics, and glass, as well as coatings and plasma-based surface treatment, etc. Many of these technologies have potential applications for a wide range of industrial products, from automotive to daily essential use, and therefore draw attention not only from manufacturing industries, but also many technical experts involved in product planning.

Yamaha Motor (TOKYO: 7272) is a world-leading producer of motorcycles, marine products, power products and surface mounters. The company’s diverse business and wide variety of products are built around its proprietary technologies focused on small engines, fiberglass-reinforced plastics and electronic control. Yamaha Motor conducts global development, production and marketing operations through 140 subsidiaries and equity-method affiliates in 30 countries. About 90% of consolidated net sales are generated in more than 200 countries outside of Japan. The company is steadily restructuring its global engineering, manufacturing and marketing capabilities for sustainable long-term growth. Please visit

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