Nibore™ Coating

NIBORE™ combines electroless nickel and boron nitride, making it ideal for high abrasion and wear applications. This nickel boron coating also features a high working temperature so you can use it even in extreme applications. Keep reading to learn more about the many advantages of NIBORE™.

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There’s A Lot to Love About NIBORE™

NIBORE™ is a proprietary nickel boron coating that offers a superior level of lubricity and release, an excellent level of abrasion and wear resistance, plus an extremely low coefficient of friction. Electroless plating doesn’t require an electric current; thus, NIBORE™ nickel boron coatings will be even, regardless of the surface.

54

ROCKWELL HARDNESS

0.05>

COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION

185°F

applied TEMPERATURE

1250°F

MAX OPERATING TEMPERATURE

0.00005 to 0.0005”

Plating Thickness Range

4-6%

Phosphorus (wt)

8.1 g/cm3

Density

corrosion resistance rating

RELEASE RATING

ABRASION resistance rating

Additional NIBORE™ Nickel Boron Coating Benefits

Explore the additional benefits of NIBORE™ nickel boron coating for any application.

54 Rockwell hardness rating or 67 Rockwell hardness rating after 550°F (288°C) heat treatment.

Application of up to a 0.0005” deposit.

Extremely low coefficient of friction (0.05).

Withstands up to 1250°F (677°C), well above the 550°F (288°C) range for PTFE coatings.

Why NIBORE™ Is Your Go-To Release Coating

Do you have a mold that requires exceptional release? The properties of our proprietary NIBORE™ coating make it an ideal option. Use our Coating Comparison Tool to see how NIBORE™ stacks up against other Bales coatings. Compare surface finishes and find the best solution for your needs.

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““Bales’ customer service has been fantastic. They are extremely responsive to our needs, turning things around quickly..."”

Rob Zimmerman, Engineering Manager at MOS Plastics

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Case Study: NIBORE™ Solves Beryllium Copper Leaching Problem

A custom plastic injection mold manufacturer tested numerous coatings from different platers, but none stopped its beryllium copper mold from leaching into the product. The story was different once they approached Bales. “Bales’ customer service has been fantastic. They are extremely responsive to our needs, turning things around quickly, whether quotes or the plating process," said Rob Zimmerman, engineering manager at MOS Plastics.

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