DURABAND® NC for Maximum Wear Protection
In All Drilling Conditions
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What is Tuffband® NC? Postalloy® Tuffband® NC is a high hardness hardband that may be used by itself for casing friendly hardband applications or used as a weld matrix with Tungsten Carbide (WC) when casing protection is not a factor. Why is Tuffband® NC better? Tuffband® NC is applied crack free and prevents spalling even under the most extreme drilling conditions and is 100% rebuildable. It is *Fearnley Procter NS-1™ certified for new applications to tool joints and it is certified for re-application over itself and other hardband products as specified in the NS-1™ re-application approval certificates. It offers maximum protection of your tool joints and crack free application means no trapped abrasive materials so it also extends the life of your casing. Advantages of Tuffband NC include:
Longer life of tool joints and casing Minimization of sour gas problems at critical sites 100% Rebuildable
Tuffband® NC with Tungsten Carbide The ultimate in wear resistance can be obtained by using Tuffband® NC in combination with tungsten carbide for use in applications where casing wear is not a factor. It holds the tungsten carbide in place much better than mild steel welding wire so your hardband will last up to three times longer. The benefits of using Tuffband® NC with Tungsten Carbide include:
Ultimate in wear resistance Tool joints last up to three times longer Lower maintenance costs

Learn more about using Tuffband® NC with Tungsten Carbide.
Contact your Local Technical Center for further details.

Duraband® NC Hardbanding New Application to Tool Joints
Duraband® NC Hardbanding
Re-application to Tool Joints
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How much is required?
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Technical Data Sheet
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Hardbanding Re-Application Costs
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Hardbanding Solutions Brochure
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