STI Hartchrom Surface Technology
STI Hartchrom has a worldwide reputation as a provider of innovative, high-quality surface solutions for demanding industries. A broad technological spectrum, unique infrastructures for components of up to 6,000 mm and up to 27,000 mm in length, specialised know-how and a vast amount of innovative energy make STI Hartchrom the preferred surface technology partner of industries across the globe. Leading customers in the paper, print, film, foil, textile, food, automotive and aviation industries, in engine construction, in navigation, in defense technology and in general plant engineering and construction count on STI Hartchrom’s solutions competency.
In 1957, Hartchrom AG in Steinach am Bodensee in Switzerland started specializing in surface treatments. In 2000, the company was restructured as a holding company, STI - Surface Technologies International Holding, and in 2007 it became part of the construction and technology corporation AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG. Today there are seven production facilities, around 600 employees and global representation.
STI Hartchrom innovative coating system for grooves in piston crowns and for piston rings for two- and four-stroke diesel and gas engines combines excellent wear protection with corrosion protection properties and good lubrication. It is suitable for processing new components as well as for the overhaul of already coated or uncoated components.