Armor PVD: Chromium Nitride Protective Coating

Armor™ PVD Chromium Nitride Protective Coating

Armor™ Industrial Hard Carbon is an extremely hard yet ductile Chromium Nitride (CrN) coating with excellent abrasion, corrosion, and oxidation resistance. The low intrinsic stress properties of Armor™ provide excellent adhesion to the substrate under the most demanding conditions and deliver long-lasting resistance to galling and fretting.

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Armor™ Specifications

Armor's™ Detailed Specification Sheet

  • Coating Material: CrN
  • Color: Silver
  • C.O.F (dry) vs steel : 0.3
  • Hardness: 2000-2500 HV
  • Thickness: 1 to 5 μm
  • Max. working temp. :  700°C / 1300°F


With far-reaching benefits in almost every industry, it's easy to see why our Armor™ PVD is a popular choice among our coating offerings.

Increased toughness and durability

  • Resistant to wear
  • Resistant to oxidation
  • Resistant to high temperature
  • Prevents fatigue
  • Provides impact and crack resistance
  • Resistant to abrasion and erosion
  • Withstands harsh environments
  • Resistant to aggressive and corrosive chemicals (such as acids)
  • Increased lubricity
  • Highly Inert
  • Minimal dimensional impact
  • Extends the lifetime of the component, reducing repair downtime


  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Diesel
  • Firearms
  • General Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Military
  • Motorsports


  • Exhaust & Intake Valves
  • Pumps
  • Cutting tools

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