Session Details

Session 4: Advancements in Automotive Finishing

Abstract Number:

65

Regulatory pressure and surface finishing innovation are driving the industry toward ‎trivalent ‎decorative chrome plating; a shift that unveils a need for testing standards. As ‎Chairman for ASTM ‎B08.10 Subcommittee on Test Methods for Metallic and Inorganic ‎Coating, Mark Schario leads the ‎committee’s focus on developing standardized testing for ‎trivalent chrome thickness. This ‎presentation will update on the initiative, review the test ‎methods and variables selected, and report ‎on the testing data collected thus far.‎

Topics:

Advances in Surface Finishing Technology
Automotive Industry

Regulatory pressure and innovation in surface finishing continue ‎to drive the industry toward trivalent decorative chrome plating ‎and away from hexavalent. Due to the upsurge in usage of ‎trivalent chromium and its unique alloy properties, ASTM has ‎identified the need for thickness testing standards. As Chairman for ‎ASTM B08.10 Subcommittee on Test Methods for Metallic and ‎Inorganic Coating, Mark Schario is leading the committee’s focus ‎on developing standardized testing for trivalent chrome thickness. ‎This presentation will provide an update on this initiative, review ‎the test methods and variables selected, and report on the testing ‎data collected thus far.‎

DECORATIVE PLATING: IDENTIFYING TESTING STANDARDS FOR ‎TRIVALENT CHROME THICKNESS

Mark Schario

Executive Vice President

Columbia Chemical Corporation