Abrasion / corrosion protection
Hard chrome coats are often used when there is a heavy abrasive load. Due to the high surface hardnesses (up to 1000 HV) this coating leads to a reduction in abrasion and as such to an increase in the lifetimes of heavily loaded components. Furthermore, a hard chrome coat improves the corrosion performance. Anti-adhesive performance, a lower friction coefficient, higher resistance to temperature and tarnishing, a good response to polishing, and outstanding resistance to a variety of aggressive substances are additional benefits of this type of coating.