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Die coating for aluminium wheel rims

Hüttenes-Albertus (HA) offers a variety of products for a various applications in the field of die coatings – ranging from traditional gravity casting and low-pressure casting to squeeze casting. HA’s Ecocoat 182 die coating, which contains high-quality boron nitride, is the ideal solution for aesthetically appealing cast parts such as aluminium wheel rims.

The coating contains high-quality boron nitride. This high-performance ceramic ensures an excellent release effect between tool steel and aluminium.

The benefits at a glance

  • Stable at temperatures of up to 800°C
  • Excellent mould filling and mould venting capabilities
  • No need to pre-treat with primer coating
  • Low insulation effect
  • Easy demoulding thanks to boron nitride
  • Extended service life of up to 20 layers in gravity die casting – by following our practical tips
  • Less energy required for blasting

Practical tips

When applying the coating, care should be taken to ensure homogeneous, correct tempering of the preheated mould and uniform coating thickness. All application equipment should be clean and in perfect working order to ensure uniform application.
In order to guarantee a uniform application and a long service life, it is important to make sure that you have a clean mould surface and fully functioning spraying device.
Rapid, turbulence-free casting and suitably adapted tool contours will also extend the service life of the coating.

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