Expanite’s Surface Hardening

“Expanite the Danish pioneer specializing in surface hardening of stainless steel and titanium—is widely replacing coatings in a variety of demanding applications. For more than 70 years, coatings, in their various forms, have been “the standard” to improve resistance towards wear, impact, and corrosion for stainless steel components in a great variety of industries, including food & beverage processing, oil & gas, aviation, transportation, industrial, and consumer products. However, in recent years several performance limitations associated with coatings have driven the engineering community, to seek better coating materials, as well as more cost-effective methods to apply them. Among the most promising alternatives is the patented Expanite hardening technology. Recently, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of precision nozzles and nozzle systems has converted from tungsten carbide coatings to Expanite surface hardening after experiencing quality issues with the coating cracking off. In cooperation with Expanite, they found a hardening solution that made the surface of the nozzles resistant against chipping, cracking, delamination, etc.”