The production of functional coatings using Low Pressure Plasma Spraying (LPPS) has been successfully introduced into industrial application. Especially in the area of gas turbine coatings for resistance to hot gas corrosion, the efficiency and reliability of the LPPS process for consistent high quality coatings has provided it's leading position within the aircraft and energy market. Functional coatings with a specific thin coating thickness are interesting for many applications. In addition to the benefit of saving material, which is not required for the coating function itself, and the subsequent cost savings within the coating process, further advantages such as greater flexibility in the construction of the end product will be possible. This paper discusses the potential of LPPS technology in the area of thin coatings. Paper includes a German-language abstract.