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A rock star among advanced coating materials, this solution actually increases the surface hardness of your component.

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Tried and true… for good reason. A great solution when you need exceptional durability and abrasion resistance.

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There’s a lot to love about this exceptionally hard nickel coating. Ideal for high abrasion and wear applications.

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A rock star among advanced coating materials, this solution actually increases the surface hardness of your component.

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Tried and true… for good reason. A great solution when you need exceptional durability and abrasion resistance.

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There’s a lot to love about this exceptionally hard nickel coating. Ideal for high abrasion and wear applications.

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Taber Abraser Wear

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Hardness

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Hardness

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Hardness

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corrosion resistance rating

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ABRASION resistance rating

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