Carbide powders – the toughest materials available

Tungsten carbide, chromium carbide and titanium carbide all belong to the family of carbide powders. They are extremely hard refractory ceramic materials.

Carbide powders are a range of hard materials with metallic properties and used for a wide range of applications. The carbide powders are often based on metals such as tungsten, chromium, titanium, vanadium, molybdenum or zirconium. Thanks to their excellent hardness, carbide powders are used for heavy industrial use such as hard metal-cutting tools, wear parts, mining and road construction tools. For instance, titanium carbide and tungsten carbide are used to coat metals in cutting tools. The main benefit with tungsten carbide is its extreme hardness. It is double the density of steel and approximately twice as stiff.

Höganäs’ range of carbide powders include advanced ceramic powders and powders for surface coating applications.

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Metal powders contribute to sustainable development

Metal powder technology provides endless opportunities; not only does it enable our customers to reduce their material and energy consumption, but it also helps them use new and better techniques that make final products more efficient and less expensive.

We believe that the inherent power of metal powders can be utilised to a much larger extent than it is today. We are also convinced that metal powders can contribute to sustainable development. With metal powder solutions, we can contribute to solving many of society’s pressing challenges, such as resource scarcity and the need for renewable energy.

"We inspire the industry to make more with less because we want to create a sustainable world for future generations."