Super Titanium Nitride (Super TiN) PVD Coating

Category: PVD Coating

Super Titanium Nitride (Super TiN) PVD Coating


Calico Super TiN (titanium nitride) is slightly harder than standard TiN with more lubricity. Calico Super TiN is normally applied to steels, hardened steels, and aluminum materials at 425°C - 450°C where high wear resistance and lubricity is needed. The unique properties of Calico Super TiN make it ideally suited for applications that use expensive tooling such as injection molding, sawing, tapping and forming. This coating is also used in numerous medical (implants, surgical instruments, etc.) and food processing applications. Can be stripped and recoated.

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  • Steel
  • Hardened Steel
  • Cast Iron
  • Aluminum

Temp. Ratings

  • Process Temp: 840°(448°C)
  • Max Temp: 930°(498°C)


  • Thickness (micron): 1 - 7


  • Gold


Calico Super TiN is applied using lateral rotating cathode technology in a PVD (physical vapor deposition) process. Material is vaporized from a solid source in the form of atoms/molecules, transported in the form of a vapor through a vacuum, low pressure gas/plasma to the substrate where it condenses.


High hardness, Abrasive wear resistance, higher reliability in dry operations.

  • Increased Hardness
  • Increased Lubricity
  • Low Coefficient of Friction
  • Wear Resistant


Recommended applications include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Injection Molding
  • Sawing
  • Tapping
  • Forming


This coating is a popular solution for the following industries:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Diesel
  • Energy
  • Food Processing
  • General Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Medical
  • Metal Forming
  • Military
  • Molds
  • Motorsports
  • Nuclear
  • Oil and Gas
  • Weaponry