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MWA Coatings launches the only weldable carbide plate on the market

What is Ferobide?

Ferobide is a weldable tungsten carbide composite material, which combines high levels of wear resistance with the ease and reliability of a weldable material.
 The unique features of Ferobide closes the gap between conventional tungsten carbide which requires brazing and weldable materials which have a significant lower wear performance. 

When is Ferobide used?

Ferobide is ideal in situations where brazing is not an option and for applications involving sliding wear. Ferobide has found its use in critical applications in several different industries such as agriculture, separation, mining, mixing, mineral processing and road maintenance. 


The material is available in a range of standard tile sizes with custom designs available upon request. Tiles are available in the following dimensions:
4 mm thickness6 mm thickness8 mm thickness12 mm + thickness
8 x 40---
15 x 4015 x 4015 x 40-
25 x 6025 x 6025 x 6025 x 60
40 x 4040 x 4040 x 4040 x 40


ASTM G65 Data Ferobide has been tested at renowned NPL, National Physical Laboratory, according to the ASTM G65 standard. Typical results in such tests are 3mm³ of wear. This is comparable to that of tungsten carbide with high (~10%) cobalt content.
Sliding wear test Ferobide has a low friction coefficient and protects the surface of a steel counter face from wear, making it ideal for sliding conveying applications, like those found with drag chain conveyors. The table and photos below show the sliding wear behavior of Ferobide on Ferobide, Steel on Steel and Ferobide on Steel:
Sliding wear performanceWear of pad*Relative wear performanceWear of counter face*Relative wear performance
Ferobide pad on Ferobide
counter face
0,379 times longer life of padN/AN/A
Hardened steel pad on
hardened steel counter face
Ferobide pad on hardened
steel counter face
0,03711 times longer life of pad0,419 times less wear of
counter face

* in mm per km

Typical Relative Wear Performance

When compared to other common wear resistant materials in G65-type abrasion tests, Ferobide is:
  • 15 times better than 500 HB hardened steels
  • 8-10 times better than chromium carbide plates
  • 6 times better than cast white iron
  • 4 times better than 97% alumina


Contact Mattias Skoog at +46 (0)733 104 043 or to order Ferobide.