Salts for the heat treatment of high-speed steels

SchnellarbeitsstaehleTools treated in our salts are well known for their superior quality. Due to the highest temperature uniformity and quickest heat transfer a fine grain structure with the corresponding proportion of solute carbides is achieved.

Pre eutectoid carbide precipitation at the grain boundaries or local formation of intermediate structure are avoided. Our technology provides benefits like:

  •  Highest hardness combined with excellent toughness
  •  Partial hardening easy realizable
  •  Ideal quenching conditions regardless of part diameter
  •  Lowest distortion compared to other hardening processes




temp. in °C

GS 540

Salt for the 2nd preheating stage

800 - 900


2-salt systems for the 3rd preheating stage

1050 - 1100


For austenitizing of high alloyed tool and high-speed steels. Additives are reducing decarburization.

1000 – 1300


For austenitizing of high alloyed tools and high-speed steels. Additives prevent from decarburization.

1100 – 1300


For austenitizing of high-speed steels. Additives prevent from decarburization. Less sensitive to moisture.

1200 – 1300

GS 430

Quenching salt for high alloyed tool and high speed steels.

500 - 580


For covering the CARBONEUTRAL or SEMPERNEUTRAL baths.

SILIRON HS Additive to accelerate the subsequent aqueous cleaning.  

GS 960

For saturating a new lining of the furnace.