Ionbond™ 30 CrN

Versatile PVD coating for use in metalforming and plastic injection molding applications

Ionbond 30’s toughness, wear resistance, and galling resistance make it an excellent candidate for light to medium forming applications, including those involving carbon steels, austenitic stainless steels, galvanized, prepainted or coated steels and copper alloys. The ability to combine Ionbond 30 with nitriding expands its range of successful applications to including higher strength materials such as ferritic stainless steels, high strength low alloy steels (HSLA), and advanced high strength steels (AHSS). In addition, hot forging applications pose no challenges to Ionbond 30 combined with nitriding.

Furthermore, Ionbond 30 exhibits excellent resistance to corrosive attack, which makes it a superior alternative to chrome plating in plastic film extrusion applications. The same corrosion resistance, along with its thermal stability and abrasive wear resistance, enable Ionbond 30 to perform well in aluminum die casting and hot extrusion applications. Deposition as a duplex coating by combining Ionbond 30 with nitriding of the tool material will significantly improve the tool performance.

Ionbond 30 can be deposited across a wide range of temperatures. This versatile process allows a variety of tool materials to be successfully coated below the respective tempering temperature, which guarantees that no softening or dimensional changes occur.

Technical Data






Thickness range

2 - 6 µm

Microhardness, HV 0.05


Friction vs. Steel (dry)


Max. service Temperature


Process Temperature

150 - 400°C