Hard chrome replacement

Replace various hazardous industrial processes, thus promoting green and sustainable manufacturing practices

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Coating solutions for hard chrome replacement

Implementation of the REACH and RoHS initiatives to phase out certain toxic materials forces manufacturers and their suppliers to look for alternatives to hard chrome electroplating (HCP). Extensive programs to eliminate galvanic coatings are ongoing in many industries, driven by these stricter environmental regulations. Certain Tribobond™ and Ionbond™ CVD coatings are viable alternatives to their galvanic counterparts and are  already being used in many applications. Naturally, these coatings are completely safe for the environment. In addition, they offer important advantages in comparison to other HCP replacement candidates, like Cr3+ plating or HVOF coating.

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Green alternative to electroplacting for your specific needs

Ionbond engineers developed a special approach to electroplating replacement, making sure that the replacement provides an adequate solution from the technical, operational and commercial perspective. Each electroplating request is treated as a project with its own unique requirements.

At the first stage of such a project, Ionbond engineers collect information about the application via a questionnaire. Then they examine the functionality of the galvanic coating and select a suitable replacement from Ionbond’s portfolio. At the next stage, sample coatings are produced and analyzed. Once the quality is confirmed, the samples are supplied to the customer for testing and analysis.

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Common candidates for HCP replacement

At Ionbond, we pride ourselves on contributing to environmental protection by participating in HCP replacement programs

  • Specialty diamond-like carbon (DLC) films with increased corrosion performance
  • Silicon oxide plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition (PACVD) films
  • Physical vapor deposition (PVD) coatings with refined microstructure (e.g. HIPIMS films)
  • Multilayer PVD coatings with unique composition
  • Pure aluminum PVD coatings (an equivalent of IVD )
  • Ionbond™ CVD chemical vapor deposition (CVD) coatings

Premium coatings for industrial components

Ionbond’s coating portfolio for Industrial Components is specifically designed to accommodate applications in diverse industries, including aerospace, transportation, power generation and general engineering.

Industrial Components
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Tribobond™ 01 Industrial Components

Traditional coating for a wide range of component applicationTribobond™ 01 TiN is arguably the oldest and most popular of PVD coatings. Aesthetically pleasing gold color and excellent mechanical prop…

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Tribobond™ 15 Industrial Components

Wear resistance coating for high temperature applicationsIonbond’s Tribobond™ 15 TiAlCrN coating possesses an impressive combination of properties; high hardness, excellent toughness and high impact …

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Tribobond™ 20

Wear resistance coating for high temperature applicationsIonbond’s Tribobond™  20 AlTiN coating is designed to provide wear and oxidation protection at temperatures of up to 850°C.  It possesses an i…

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Tribobond™ 30 Industrial Components

High temperature resistant coating with excellent toughnessTribobond™ 30 CrN has a good combination of properties; high hardness, excellent toughness, high wear and impact fatigue resistance. Tribobo…

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Tribobond™ 31 Industrial Components

Low stress wear resistant coating with smooth surfaceSub-stoichiometric Tribobond™ 31 Cr2N  features  lower  residual  stress  than  many  other  coatings from the Tribobond™ portfolio,  including Cr…

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Tribobond™ 34

Wear resistant coating with a top oxide layerTribobond™ 34 CrON features standard CrN coating with a top layer of CrON. Presence of the oxide film on the surface adds additional functionalities to th…

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Tribobond™ 40 Industrial Components

DLC-based coating for highly loaded industrial and automotive componentsIonbond’s Tribobond™ 40 DLC, also designated as a-C:H:W, is one of the widely used coatings for industrial and automotive compo…

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Tribobond™ 41 Industrial Components

DLC coating with superior sliding propertiesIonbond’s Tribobond™ 41 DLC a-C:H:W + a-C:H coating has been used for high volume automotive production for many years. It combines good running-in propert…

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Tribobond™ 42 Industrial Components

DLC coating for highly loaded industrial components and high volume automotive applicationsIonbond’s Tribobond™ 42 DLC, CrN + a-C:H, coating is engineered for very highly loaded components. It combin…

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Tribobond™ 43

DLC coating for industrial components with unique propertiesIonbond’s Tribobond™ 43 DLC (a-C:H) is a pure DLC coating,  which is widely used for boosting performance of tools and various precision co…

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Tribobond™ 46 Industrial Components

DLC coating for highly loaded applications with rolling contactsIonbond’s Tribobond™ 46 DLC, CrN + a-C:H:W has a top layer similar to Tribobond™ 40; however it is deposited on CrN underlayer as oppos…

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Tribobond™ 48 Industrial Components

Hydrogen-free DLC coating for high temperature applicationsTribobond™ 48 ta-C is a hydrogen-free DLC coating with an increased temperature resistance of up to 400 °C compared to 250 °C for hydrogenat…

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Tribobond™ 55 Industrial Components

Special coating for vacuum and dry environmentsTribobond™ 55 is a specialty coating, which was developed to address tribological applications in dry environments, such as dry gas or vacuum. Regular D…

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Tribobond™ 66

Corrosion resistant aluminium coatingAluminum coatings offer remarkable improvement in corrosion resistance. In this case, the coating acts as a sacrificial anode in galvanic corrosion, thus protecti…

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Ionbond™ CVD

Ionbond™ CVD Coatings for Components ApplicationsOne of the limitations of the PVD and PACVD technologies is their inability to promote coatings into inner surfaces, like holes and cavities with high…

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Dr. Val Lieberman, Global Segment Manager Industrial Components, will be glad to support you.

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Dr. Val Lieberman

Global Segment Manager Industrial Components