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This paper described the process of improving durability performance of the exhaust decoupler by the plasma nitriding. The properties of plasma nitriding treatment of AISI304 stainless steel were tested using specimens before applying plasma nitriding to a mesh ring. In order to analyses the effect of plasma nitriding treatment on the mechanical properties, SEM(Scanning Electron Microscopes), roughness and hardness tester were used. Based on specimen plasma nitriding, we could find appropriate condition for application to the mesh ring of decoupler. To confirm the improved durability performance, we compared the number of cycles, which reaches to fracture, of the nitrided decoupler and that of the unnitrided decoupler by the bending cyclic test. In this test, the durability and wear resistance of the mesh ring are significantly improved by plasma nitriding treatment.