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Information regarding our use of Chromium (VI) and REACH

Current (2017-07-12) information concerning the continued use of Chromium(VI) trioxide within REACH is available in this PDF.

Passivation/Chromating

The addition of Chromium(VI) in passivation solutions for stainless steel is exclusively used to heighten the reactivity. The passivation process encourages formation of a natural oxide layer on the stainless steel, which consist of a protective layer of Chromium(III)-oxide. The finished steel surfaces therefore do not contain any Chromium(VI).

For the chromating of aluminium and aluminium alloys we can offer Chromium(VI)-free alternatives upon request.

Hard chrome plating

Our hard chrome processes are based on an electrolyte containing Chromium(VI). During the process, however, a layer of elementary Chromium Cr is deposited on the parts. Absolutely no Chromium(VI) is contained in the finished surface.