E-Mobility & Hydrogen ICE

Empowering sustainable future mobility with low-friction and wear-resistant coating solutions

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Coatings for E-mobility and Hydrogen components

Ionbond’s Tribobond™ 40 hard, carbon-based coatings are used for many purposes for example in internal combustion engines powered with hydrogen (HICE) and in battery electric cars (BEV). For instance, they are used to minimize the friction losses in drive trains to extend the driving range of electric cars but can also be used to protect moving components in hydrogen fuel injectors. Coated components for e-compressors, water pumps, sealing, steering and braking units increase the robustness and lower the energy consumption of non-drive train systems. Diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings are also used in fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) or electrolyzers for the production of “green” hydrogen: the coatings are applied to bipolar plates to enhance their electrical conductivity and to increase the lifetime of the fuel cell stack.

Discover the Tribobond™ 40 series

Reduce friction, increase load-bearing capabilities and extend component lifetimes.

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Tribobond™ 40

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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Automotive
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Tribobond™ 41

DLC coating with superior sliding properties for high volume automotive applicationsIonbond’s Tribobond™ 41 DLC a-C:H:W + a-C:H coating has been used for high  volume  automotive  production  for  ma…

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Automotive
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Tribobond™ 42

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

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Automotive
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Tribobond™ 46

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

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Automotive
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Tribobond™ 48

DLC coating for highly loaded industrial components and high volume automotive applicationsTribobond™ 48 ta-C is a hydrogen-free DLC coating with an increased temperature resistance of up to 400 °C c…

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Automotive
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Tribobond™ 49

Tribobond™ 49, the next generation of diamond-like carbon coatingsTribobond™ 49 ta-C is a hydrogen and droplet-free DLC coating with an increased temperature resistance of up to 400°C compared to 250…

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Sustainable future mobility

The vision of a future mobility – sustainable and CO2 neutral – places increasing requirements on engineering. Higher specific mechanical and thermal loads on components and the need to minimize friction losses in tribological assemblies lead to a demand for new materials and innovative surface treatment processes to reduce friction and wear. Ionbond’s low-friction and wear-resistant coating solutions perfectly match these requirements.

Plasma-enhanced vacuum coating technology (PVD/PACVD) is one of the key contributors to adjusting to these demands. Ionbond’s Tribobond™ coatings increase the wear resistance and efficiency of power trains by reducing friction. It is the enabling technology for higher-load conditions and also contributes to longer component lifetimes.

Premium coatings for automotive components

Ionbond’s coating portfolio for Automotive Components offers various low-friction and wear-resistant coating solutions for higher load conditions and increases the lifetime of the components.

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Tribobond™ 01

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

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Tribobond™ 15

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

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Automotive
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Tribobond™ 30

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

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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Automotive
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Tribobond™ 40

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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Automotive
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Tribobond™ 41

DLC coating with superior sliding properties for high volume automotive applicationsIonbond’s Tribobond™ 41 DLC a-C:H:W + a-C:H coating has been used for high  volume  automotive  production  for  ma…

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Automotive
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Tribobond™ 42

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

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Automotive
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Tribobond™ 46

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

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Automotive
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Tribobond™ 48

DLC coating for highly loaded industrial components and high volume automotive applicationsTribobond™ 48 ta-C is a hydrogen-free DLC coating with an increased temperature resistance of up to 400 °C c…

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Automotive
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Tribobond™ 49

Tribobond™ 49, the next generation of diamond-like carbon coatingsTribobond™ 49 ta-C is a hydrogen and droplet-free DLC coating with an increased temperature resistance of up to 400°C compared to 250…

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Global Segment Manager Automotive