Ultra-Hard Surfaces Are RoHS Compliant and Exceed Performance of Hard Chrome

HVOF by Hale Performance Coatings are RoHS Compliant Engineered Finishes

TOLEDO, OH—Ultra-hard, wear- and corrosion-resistant coatings are RoHS-compliant and offer superior advantage to hard chrome plating.

High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) Coatings by Hale Performance Coatings are truly engineered finishes. From austenitic and martensitic stainless steel to non-ferrous metal alloys to carbide or ceramic, Hale HVOF hard coatings can be applied selectively in a wide range of materials and deposit thicknesses; builds of 0.250 inch or more are attainable and can be post-machined or finished.

“HVOF is a branch of thermal spray technology where highly-energetic particles are carried through a high temperature, high velocity air stream,” explains Michael Wilson, Sales and Service Manager for Hale Performance Coatings. “They [particles] strike the surface and, in milliseconds, become plasticized through the absorption of the kinetic energy to form a dense coating with exceptional bond strength, low residual stress, porosities less than five percent.”

HVOF Coatings by Hale are green, environmentally-friendly coatings to resist wear and corrosion. The technology is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as a replacement for hard chrome plating.


Hale Performance Coatings has been protecting metal surfaces from wear, friction, and corrosion for over seventy years, spanning three generations. First a pioneer in hard chrome plating technology, continues to evolve in metal finishing technology for exceptional surface performance and environmental stewardship.

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