It all began with titanium nitride. BALINIT® A moreover continues to be a versatile wear protection coating that provides effective reduction of abrasive and adhesive wear in many varied applications.
It is also applied decoratively or as a wear indicator, or used for special applications as low-temperature coating BALINIT® A ARCTIC at temperatures up to 200 °C.
Initial trials of TiN-coated forming tools in 1977 were very successful: service life was increased by a factor of 4. Development and marketing of PVD hard coatings for tools was given the official go-ahead one year later on 1 September 1978.
- Balzers’s first wear protective PVD coating
- Available as a low-temperature coating
- Versatility since 1978
- Decorative gold-yellow color