Alternative to chrome plating

We have developed a metal coating that fully replaces hexavalent chromium. In response to the European Union's decision to ban the use of electroplating chrome from 2024 due to health risks associated with toxic hexavalent chromium, Advamat Ltd. comes with an innovative solution. We apply a PVD coating and supply PVD technology that offers the same durability and visual appeal but without the use of harmful chemicals. This innovation not only responds to regulatory changes but also significantly surpasses hexavalent chromium in terms of lifespan and cost.

Will the upcoming REACH legislation affect you?

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The European Union plans to ban the use of hexavalent chromium in most manufacturing processes, including electroplating chrome, from September 21, 2024. This decision was made as part of the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulation. The goal is to improve the protection of human health and the environment.

Electroplating chrome is widespread in various industrial sectors. The ban will therefore affect a wide range of manufactured products, such as automotive components, protective layers on forming tools, and anti-corrosion coatings for various applications.

To enforce this regulation, the EU provided a transition period. Companies using electroplating chrome were given seven years (from the end of 2017) to reassess the availability of safer alternatives. This shorter permission period was intended to stimulate the industry to explore alternative plating methods, such as Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD), which is considered a mature substitute technology. Thus, the ban represents both challenges and opportunities for innovation in the search for non-toxic and environmentally friendly alternatives.

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At Advamat, we have a working alternative to electroplating chrome. We can coat long objects and compact items. We are not yet able to coat holes (for example, the insides of tubes). If you are interested in our services, please do not hesitate to send us your inquiry. For most of our clients, the change in technology also brings much higher added value to the products.

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