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PharmaCote® CN (Chromium Nitride)


A silver grey coating providing a superior punch surface which is very smooth when compared with many CN coatings due to our unique method of application. All round best performing anti-stick coating.


  • Extremely smooth coating
  • Coating thickness of 2-4 microns
  • Hardness 2000 Hv (est.)


  • Excellent anti-stick properties
  • Superb corrosion resistance up to 9x the corrosion resistance of PharmaCote® HC
  • Good wear resistance more than 2x the hardness of PharmaCote® HC
  • Extremely easy to clean and maintain using an ultrasonic bath and light automated polishing


  • Applied to HPG-P & HPG-SS Steel
  • Applied to both punches and dies (NOTE: all over coating supplied as standard, tip & barrel option available to optimise wear characteristics of HPG-P steel on the compression rollers)