MaterialHardness
(HV)Corrosion resistance (hr)
on brass/on stainless steel*Abrasion
resistance**Zirconium nitride (ZrN)2,600300/2009,700Titanium nitride (TiN)2,9002/1264,000Titanium carbo-nitride (TiCN)2,700--Titanium aluminum nitride (TiAlN)2,9001/12,600Chromium nitride (CrN)2,50040/3206,700Stainless steel 304***2007751,800

* Corrosion Resistance based on CASS test on plated brass and on stainless steel (SS).
** Abrasion Resistance based on Taber Abraser with CS-10 wheels under 1,000 gm weight (cycles/µm/material removed).
*** Stainless steel is included for comparison.