Ionbond™ 10 TiCN

PVD coating for use in metalforming and plastic injection molding applications

Ionbond™ 10’s higher hardness, wear resistance and lower coefficient of friction than PVD TiN make it a more efficient coating for tools employed in blanking, trimming, piercing, and plastic injection molding applications involving glass or fiber filled resins. Ionbond™ 10 exhibits excellent performance in ferritic and austenitic stainless steels, high strength low alloy (HSLA) and advanced high strength steels (AHSS), aluminum alloys, nickel alloys and titanium. The high hardness, toughness, and low coefficient of friction of Ionbond™ 10 make it a good candidate for tight dimensional tolerance, high pressure forming applications of ferritic stainless steel alloys, HSLA alloys and AHSS alloys. Combining Ionbond™ 10 with nitriding will significantly improve the tool performance. Ionbond™ 10 is deposited at 425 °C. It is recommended that tool materials are tempered above 450 °C in order to avoid softening or cause dimensional changes during coating.

Technical data




Coating thickness

2 - 4 μm

Service Temp.

300 °C

Deposition Temp.

425 °C

Hardness HV 0.05


Deposition method

PVD arc

Friction vs. steel, dry

0.15 - 0.3


blue-grey or pink