BALINIT DLC STARDiamond-like carbon (DLC) coating with Superior Tribological ARrangement (STAR)

BALINIT DLC STAR coated for diesel injector
BALINIT DLC STAR coated for collet chucks

BALINIT® DLC STAR is a modified diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating with enhanced load bearing capacity. An exceptionally hard, durable metal-based layer (chromium nitride) provides the required surface hardness and increases the load-bearing capacity of the tribologically effective carbon coating. BALINIT DLC STAR has even higher tribological performance than BALINIT C, BALINIT C STAR and BALINIT DLC. It is therefore used for the highest loaded components in diesel injection systems and engine components.

  • Specifications


    Coating material CrN / a-C:H
    Coating structure PACVD
    Coating colour black
    Coating hardness HIT[GPa]* ~15-25
    Coefficient of friction (dry) vs. steel** 0.1 - 0.2
    Max. service temp. [°C]**** 300
    Coating temperature [°C] < 250
    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.
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