BALINIT C STARPerfect for soft base materials and components exposed to high mechanical loads

FDA approved food-safe coating.

BALINIT® C STAR is ideal for soft base materials. Its hard, tough chromium nitride-based metal layer guarantees optimal surface hardness and support (load-bearing capacity) for the superposed carbon coating (WC/C).

The WC/C coating offers outstanding adhesive wear protection, while its low coefficient of friction reduces the risk of surface fatigue and tribo-oxidation. The compact chromium nitride layer simultaneously enhances component corrosion resistance.

The result is a flawless, homogeneous coating of unique quality and adhesion.

These properties make it the ideal coating for components made of soft base materials, such as titanium, non-ferrous metals or stainless steel, high surface pressures, plain bearings and gearings. At the same time, BALINIT® C STAR is ideally suited for non-lubricated systems in clean rooms and, thanks to FDA approval, for food production applications.

  • Specifications


    Coating material CrN + a-C:H:W
    Friction coefficient against steel (dry)* 0.1 – 0.2
    Max. service temp. (°C)* 300
    Coating color* anthracite

    * Depends on application and test condition

  • Application

    Recommendation Application

    • For components made of soft base materials (titanium, nonferrous metal alloys, stainless steels)
    • For high surface pressures
    • Plain bearings
    • Similar to BALINIT C but higher tribological stresses. Easy to apply alternative to DLC coating.
    • Food processing

    Tools applications

    • Plastics processing Plastics processing

      The benchmark for injection moulding and extrusion


    Components applications

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    9496 Balzers