BALINIT CHard as metal – smooth as carbon

BALINIT C coated
BALINIT C coated for bevel gear
BALINIT C coated for con rod
BALINIT C coated for roller bearings

Tribological coatings are mainly used to reduce adhesive wear, associated, for instance, with seizing or cold-welding. A low friction coefficient and good sliding properties make them ideal for low lubrication and even dry running applications.

BALINIT® C is a WC/C-based coating, and thus a mixture of metal and diamond-like carbon. The result is the ideal way to reduce surface fatigue and tribo-oxidation. 

  • Specifications


    *Hardness can be adapted to the application

    Coating material a-C:H:Me (WC/C)
    Coating colour anthracite
    Coating hardness HIT[GPa]* 8-12 / 12-15
    Coefficient of friction (dry) vs. steel** 0.1 - 0.2
    Max. service temp. [°C]**** 300
    General remark All given data are approximate values, they depend on application, environment and test condition.
    *Coating hardness HIT[GPa] Measured by nano indentation according to ISO 14577. For multilayers the hardness of the different layers varies.
    **Coefficient of friction (dry) vs. steel Determined by ball-on-disc test in dry condition with an Steel ball according to ASTM G99. During run-in the given values may be exceeded.
    ****Max. service temp. [°C] These are approximate values out of the field. Due to thermodynamic laws there is a dependency of pressure in application.
  • Performance
  • Application

    Recommendation Application

    These qualities make BALINIT© C the perfect tribological coating for gears and ball bearings subjected to high surface pressure levels, highly stressed precision combustion engine components and non-lubricated systems (for instance in clean rooms).

    Other applications include punching and forming (low-lubricant or dry working), plastic injection moulding (dry running of moving tool components) and trimming of aluminium sheet metal.

    Biocompatible and foodstuff-neutral, it is moreover the ideal coating for ideal coating for medical instruments and food processing.

    Tools applications

    • Plastics processing Plastics processing

      The benchmark for injection moulding and extrusion


    Components applications

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