EHC Hard Chrome
Our Original Hard Chrome
EHC Hard Chrome is Empire’s original proprietary Hard Chrome, giving excellent surface properties without degrading the base material. It yields dramatically increased wear life and corrosion protection resulting in lower production costs. EHC's superior properties give you longer wear life and corrosion protection.
greater wear resistance due to lower coefficient of friction
superior bonding through micro-penetration
easy to remove without affecting base metal finish
low temperature (130°F) process
high thermal conductivity
process tooling – molds, dies, rolls, hydraulics
production parts – agricultural, aerospace, automotive, food processing, textile
Several surface finishes and thicknesses – and can be combined with Empire’s proprietary additives and surface coatings to provide the hardness, friction release and corrosion properties your application demands.
EHC Hard Chrome: 72-74 Rc
Control of micro crack depth - no cracks bridge chrome layer
Uniformity of deposit at edge
Micro penetration to treated part surface
Conventional Hard Chrome: 60-62 Rc
Micro cracks bridge chrome layer
Inherent edge build up
Hydrogen embrittlement layer
Empire Hard Chrome's proprietary wear treatment process, yields dramatically increased wear life resulting in lower production costs. EHC's Hard Chrome is available in several surface finishes and thicknesses and can be combined with Empire's additives and surface coatings to provide the hardness, friction, and corrosion properties your application demands.
History / Treatments / Applications / RFQ / Testimonials / Contacts
EHC Hard Chrome / Wearalon / Wearaseal / Nitrogen Ion / EHC Tin
Dies / Molds / Rolls / Hydraulic / Production / Rubber / Salvage / Aluminum