Copper materials have a relatively low hardness and thus low resistance to abrasive wear. For this reason, a high degree of wear can occur in the lower part of the mould where the strand shell has hardened.


To counteract and improve the service life of moulds, KME has developed advanced mould coatings. Recommendations for the most appropriate coating can only ever be made in relation to specific system and casting parameters. Close consultation between the system operator and KME is necessary to ensure that the right systems are selected.