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PharmaCote® HC (Hard Chromium)


A silver coloured coating which protects the surfaces of punches and dies, enhancing corrosion and wear resisting properties and reducing friction and adhesion.


  • Hydrogen de-embrittlement process is carried out
  • Coating thickness of 3-6 microns
  • Colour silver/chrome
  • Hardness 900Hv (est.)


  • Increases surface hardness over base material improving wear resistance
  • Reduces friction and sticking to some extent
  • Low cost
  • Provides some general corrosion protection
  • Extremely easy to clean and maintain using an ultrasonic bath and light automated polishing


  • Can be applied to HPG-S, HPG-P & HPG-SS
  • Can be applied to both punches and dies