BALINIT D Significantly harder with undiminished corrosion resistance


BALINIT® D has similar corrosion resistance to hard chromium plating, but is significantly harder, has better coating adhesion, and is also foodstuff-neutral.

This chromium nitride coating is ideal for mirror polished moulds, photo-etched moulds or electrical discharge machined moulds. It is also used for plastics injection moulds in applications with aggressive substances such as volatile fluorine or chlorine, the forming of low-strength metal sheets, and other motor sports or aviation industry applications.

A low temperature ARCTIC version.of BALINIT® D is also available for sensitive materials.

  • Specifications


    Coating material CrN
    Coating structure Arc
    Coating colour silver-grey
    Coating hardness HIT[GPa]* 18+/-3
    Coefficient of friction (dry) vs. steel** ~0.5
    Max. service temp. [°C]**** 700
    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.
  • Applications

    Recommended applications

    • plastic injection moulding (plastics that, during processing, outgas chlorine, fluorine or other aggressive volatile contents)
    • excellent for moulds surfaces which are mirror polished, photo etched or EDM.
    • forming of low strength metal sheets
    • components in motor sport and in the aviation industry

    Tools applications

    • Metal Forming Metal Forming

      BALINIT and BALITHERM treated dies stay in shape longer

    • Plastics processing Plastics processing

      The benchmark for injection moulding and extrusion


    Components applications

    • Air conditioning vane compressors Air conditioning vane compressors Details
    • Landing gears Landing gears Details
    • Meat grinding Meat grinding Details
    • Steam turbines Steam turbines

      Steam turbines component have to resist high temperature, water steam corrosion, erosion or fretting wear.

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