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PharmaCote® CX + (Chromium Nitride Extra Plus)


An additional surface modification offering enhanced anti-stick properties at low additional cost. This further reduces the effect of formulation sticking to the punch tip face.


  • Improved anti-stick properties over PharmaCote® CX


  • Prolonged tooling life due to thicker coating application
  • Excellent anti-stick properties
  • Superb corrosion resistance up to 13x the corrosion resistance of PharmaCote® HC
  • Good wear resistance, more than 2x the hardness of PharmaCote® CN
  • Extremely easy to clean and maintain using an ultrasonic bath and light automated polishing
  • Further enhanced anti-stick properties reducing tableting problems


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