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Chromium VI Substitution

Chromium is a high performance material and is widely used as wear and corrosion protective layer in many areas. Unfortunately, chromium electroplating has a huge drawback: the presence of chromium VI products that have been recognized as category 1 or 2 carcinogenic elements by the European Union. In addition, there is also the problem of environmental protection during the bath recycling process.

Working closely with a leading and very demanding company using shiny protective chromium layer, Surcotec has designed and industrialised a complete equipment (process and deposition process) that successfully replaces the thick chromium plating with vacuum thin-film technologies.

In reference to this great achievement, a patent has also been filed for the overall concept (machine and its specific process) in the target market.

  • Substitution du Chrome VI