Environmentally Friendly Surface Engineering
Comparison of Heat Treatment processes
Process Comparison - Nitrotec® vs The Rest
    Process Comparisons

    The Nitrotec family of treatments is the only nitrocarburising plus oxidation process capable of imparting to components all the beneficial properties of: 

    • Wear Resistance
    • Indentation Resistance
    • Yeild Strength
    • Fatigue Strength
    • Corrosion Resistance
    • Bearing Characteristics
    • Surface Finish
    • Aesthetic Finish

    This is due to the uniqueness of oxidising at the same temperature as the nitrocarburising, and then quenching.

    Advantages Over Chrome Plating
    Several disadvantages of chrome plating are its high fatigue life debit, marginal corrosion resistance due to microcracking, high-power consumption, nonuniform coverage, poor penetration into holes and tube bores, and the evolution of hydrogen in the process. As a result of the hydrogen evolution, misting occurs that leads to high air emission rates and associated adverse heallh, safety, and environmental risks.

    Many of our motor industry clients have taken this path, especially for heavy duty components.


    Aalberts Surface Technologies (Heat) is part of Aalberts N.V. a global engineering company providing mission critical technologies from more than 150 locations in 30 countries.
    Quick links

    Link to WEAR RESISTANCE                               Link to INDENTATION RESISTANCE             Link to NITROTEC TECHNOLOGY

    Link to PART LUBRICATION                               Link to DIMENSION CONTROL                          Link to NITROTEC LICENSEES

                          Link to CORROSION RESISTANCE               Link to NITROTEC CONTACT

    Link to BEARING PERFORMANCE                     Aalberts Surface Technologies                        NON-TOXIC heat treatment process