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Nitriding, gas nitrocarburizing, plasma activating, and oxidation


To achieve individually tailored corrosion and wear protection for components, the BALITHERM IONIT OX process combines a conventional nitriding process - such as gas nitriding or gas nitrocarburizing - with plasma and controlled oxidation processes. During gas nitrocarburizing, chemical reactions and diffusion processes trigger surface modification (ε-and ɣ‘ -nitrides).

Oxidation treatment forms a homogeneous layer of iron oxide (Fe3O4) and significantly boosts corrosion resistance. This combined treatment is an environmentally friendly alternative to standard corrosion protection processes such as hard chrome plating substitution and salt bath nitriding.

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