Chrome plating is used as a hard top layer or wear layer as the coating has little friction.

The chrome layer has a structure with micro cracks, and if the coated area should be corrosion resistant, a coating of Everit-nickel should be put underneath the chrome layer


Tensile strenght


Adhesion to steel

Coefficient of thermal exansion

Thickness of coating

Melting point

1000 - 1150 HV

100 - 130 N/mm2


200 - 300 N/mm2

6,6 * 10-6

0,01 - 0,30 mm

1765 oC