Consumer Product
Solutions

You can count on Bales to achieve the precise coating or finish you need, no matter your consumer product application.

Achieve Your Ideal Surface Treatment

Maximize Your Parts Performance with Bales

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a game-changer for consumer products. From 2021 to 2025, analysts project 9% growth in the global online home decor market alone.* Demand for consumer products continues to soar, and manufacturers are struggling to keep up.

You can boost productivity by choosing the right metal finishing solution—and Bales can help. We fuse science and craftsmanship to deliver exceptional results for consumer product manufacturers worldwide.

Since 1978, we’ve been protecting metal surfaces in ways others don’t dare. From blender pieces to broom parts, your consumer products components will benefit from our legacy of customer satisfaction, integrity, and innovation.

* Source: ResearchAndMarkets.com

Improve mold performance for
automation and linear motion

Consumer Product Solutions
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Solve Your Release and Finishing Issues

Consumer products manufacturers need to maximize productivity. Increase yours with Bales’ Electroless Nickel, Hard Chrome, and proprietary NIBORE™ coatings, ideal for achieving optimal lubricity and release while preventing corrosion and abrasion. Are you looking for more efficient finishing? Use Bales’ highly skilled polishing department to minimize transit to multiple suppliers.

Electroless Nickel

Bales’ exceptionally thin Electroless Nickel coating protects against corrosion and abrasion without altering the surface finish of your mold. It also prevents build-up and maintains tolerance.

  • .003” > Plating Thickness
  • 1.0 mil deposit, 1,000+ hours Corrosion Properties
  • 45 Rockwell Hardness - HVN100
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NIBORE™

There’s a lot to love about Bales’ proprietary NIBORE™ coating. It offers superior lubricity and release, excellent abrasion resistance, plus uniform plating.

  • 0.05 > Coefficient of Friction
  • 54 Rockwell Hardness
  • 0.00005 to 0.0005” Plating Thickness Range
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Hard Chrome

Hard Chrome is a reliable and durable coating for preventing corrosion and abrasion while mimicking the finish of base materials. Looking to fix dimensional issues? Bales can plate a heavy accumulation in specific areas.

  • 72 Rockwell Hardness
  • 1250°F Max Operating Temperature
  • 6.9 g/cm3 Density
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Case Study: NIBORE™ & Diamond E.N.™ Stop Sticking

Facing big production delays, a multinational plastic molding company producing home products approached Bales to find the best coating for sticking parts. Bales' proprietary solutions achieved the right release, reduced cycle time and repair costs.

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WHAT’S THE OPTIMAL COATING FOR
YOUR PROJECT?

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Are you facing corrosion, abrasion, or friction issues? Use our Coating Comparison Tool to quickly compare surface finishes and find the best solution for your needs.

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WE SERVE INDUSTRY

At Bales, we serve industry. Whether it's plastic injection molding,
medical or food processing - if its metal, we cover it.