Chromium Carbide Powder

We produce and stock customizable chromium carbide (Cr3C2, Cr7C3, Cr23C6) powders providing extreme hardness, low coefficient of friction surface finish, high wear resistance, and excellent oxidation/corrosion resistance. 

Chemical Formula

Cr3C2, Cr7C3, Cr23C6


Chromium carbide, chromic carbide, methanidylidynechromium


  • Corrosion resistant structural parts and coatings. Parts and coatings requiring oxidation and corrosion resistance such as valve seats, valve orifices, bearings, and seals.
  • Wear surface (wear resistant) parts and coatings. Parts and coatings that undergo fretting, abrasion, cavitation, and particle erosion such as cyclones,  fan blades, turbine blades, liners, chutes, hoppers and feeders.
  • Welding Rod/Wire Filler. Iron-based wires coated with chromium carbide in an iron-based matrix material to produce extremely  wear resistant deposits using the oxy-acetylene welding process.
  • Additives. Our chromium carbide powder is added to other sintered carbides to inhibit grain growth during pressing and sintering.

Fabrication Methods


  • Molar Mass: 180.01 g/mol
  • Density: 6.65-6.68 g/cm3
  • Melting Point: 1250°C, 1665°C, 1895°C
  • Boiling Point: 3800°C
  • Hardness: 1735 Knoop
  • Young's Modulus: 373 GPa
  • Thermal Conductivity: 190 W/m·°C
  • Appearance: gray powder

We will customize our powders to your specification!