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Aluminum Chromium Nitride (AlCrN)

CeraTough®-0201: AlCrN

Aluminum Chromium Nitride (AlCrN) is a coating that offers all around great performance. It performs extremely well in metal forming. Its high thermal stability allows it to be utilized extensively in die casting, and it exhibits excellent release properties against thermoplastics.

Properties Unique CeraTough®-0201:

  • Capable of achieving high thickness (up to 8µm)
  • High thermal stability and oxidation resistance (1,100°C)
  • Extremely high hardness, high thickness, and high temperature stability mitigate washout and prolong die life
  • Can be coupled with pre-nitriding to create a “duplex” coating that greatly improves coating support and adhesion
  • Excellent release properties against molten aluminum and a range of thermoplastics (PE, PP, POM, PA, PC, PET, PEEK, etc.)
Aluminum Chromium Nitride (AlCrN)
Aluminum Chromium Nitride (AlCrN)
CoatingCeraTough®-0201: AlCrN
ProcessCAPVD
Process Temperature (°C)300-400
Thermal Stability (°C)1,100
Maximum Thickness (µm)8
Hardness (HV)3,000-3,300
CoF (Dry on Steel)0.4
Primary ApplicationsMetal forming, die casting, plastic injection molding, cutting tools, oxidation resistance