Session Details

Session 3: Advances in Research ‎

Abstract Number:

91

This session will discuss the effect of processing conditions and ‎pulse-reverse electrodeposition on microstructure and wear ‎resistance of trivalent chromium coatings as well as evaluating its ‎potential for a hexavalent chromium free plating shop.‎

Topics:

Technology Responses to REACh/Regulations

Trivalent chromium is a potential environmentally-friendly ‎alternative to toxic hexavalent chromium ‎in electroplating ‎operations. However, the use of trivalent chromium chemistries is ‎hampered by ‎poor performance of electroplated parts. Regardless, ‎increasing interest in the use of trivalent ‎chromium as a ‎replacement for hexavalent chromium is being facilitated by ‎regulations banning or ‎restricting the use of hexavalent ‎chemistries. In this talk, Faraday will present results from its ‎‎development programs and discuss the similarities between ‎chrome deposits from conventional ‎hexavalent chromium and ‎from the REACH compliant trivalent chemistry. Specifically, ‎Faraday will ‎discuss the effect of processing conditions and pulse-‎reverse electrodeposition on microstructure ‎and wear resistance ‎of trivalent chromium coatings as well as evaluating its potential ‎for a ‎hexavalent chromium free plating shop.‎

CHROME DEPOSITION FROM A REACh COMPLIANT TRIVALENT ‎CHROMIUM CHEMISTRY

Andrew Moran

Principal Scientist

Faraday Technology Inc.