BALIFOR MThe new Molybdenum – Nitride Coating for the automotive industry

Automotive Parts
Piston Pins
Turbo Charger
Exhaust Gas Tract
Valve Train

If you need stable conditions in tribological contacts under high loads at high temperatures of up to 800° Celsius, BALIFOR™ M from Oerlikon Balzers guarantees the best protection of both friction partners.

The excellent compatibility with lubricants and additives is one of the main advantages of BALIFOR™ M. It is the alternative solution when carbon-based coatings suffer from thermal degradation and/or are not compatible with aggressive lubricants.

  • Advantages


    Properties of MoN-based coatings can be adjusted over a wide range:

    • 15 – 35 GPa film hardness
    • COF in (minimum) lubricated systems similar to a-C:H (DLC about 0.06)
    • High compatibility to lubricants and additives, not affected by MoDTC 
    • Stable up to 450° C, HT versions up to 800° C
    • Very low wear and counter-body wear
    • Gradient layers and running-in layers
  • Specifications


    Coating material MoN
    Coating structure Sputter / Arc
    Coating colour Silver
    Coating hardness HIT[GPa]* 15 – 35 depending on application
    Max. service temp. [°C]**** 800
    Typical coating thickness [µm] 2 - 4
    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.
    ****Max. service temp. [°C] These are approximate values out of the field. Due to thermodynamic laws there is a dependency of pressure in application.
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