Lastek 98

Ni based hardfacing electrode for hot work stamping dies

Excellent resistance to wear, corrosion and heat.

Maintains a good hardness even at very high temperatures.

Resistant to corrosion caused by acids and gases. (Good resistance to hydrochloric acid, sulphuric acid, phosphoric acid depending on concentration and temperature)

Crack free deposits with exceptional resistance to thermal and mechanical shocks.

Oxidation resistant up to 1200 °C (2200 °F).

Specifications & Usage


Forging dies, rollers and cutting tools exposed to high temperatures in rolling mills.

Accessories for thermal treatment; grates, baskets, ...

Surfacing of steam valve seats.

Protecting parts in seawater.

Hardness: 190 HB after welding // 42 HRC work hardened // 140 HB at 760 °C


Remove all cracks and fatigued metal by grinding.

The surface must be thoroughly cleaned from oil and grease.

Keep a very short arc.


Welding proces: Covered electrode (SMAW)
Material Type: Hard facing / Nickel (alloys)
Welding positions: All
Norm : EN ISO 14700
Classification: E Ni2
Minimum packing: 5 kg in a plastic box