The geometric dimensions of the copper shell formed by chemical deposition on a spherical polyethylene granule were calculated. It is shown that the main factor determining the thickness of the formed copper layer is the initial size of the polyethylene granule. The processes of destruction of the copper shell formed on the polyethylene granule during thermal expansion of the polymer are considered. The values of the limit temperatures in which the copper shell still retains its integrity depending on its thickness are calculated.
Result of investigations of resistance against corrosion and mechanical resistance of obtained by means of arc-spray metallization (with the use of cored wires) coatings are presented. The cored wires (CWs) enable us to regulate the chemical composition and, consequently, properties of the deposited coating in a wide range.