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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Faraday Technology, Inc.: Functional Chrome Coatings Electrodeposited from a Trivalent Chromium Plating Electrolyte

Title:
Faraday Technology, Inc.: Functional Chrome Coatings Electrodeposited from a Trivalent Chromium Plating Electrolyte

Abstract:
Chrome plating in many high-performance uses, such as some aircraft parts, still requires hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen, to achieve the necessary performance. Various chrome-free replacements have limitations that preclude widespread adoption. Faraday has developed a plating process that allows high-performance chrome coatings to be made from the less toxic trivalent chromium. This nearly drop-in replacement can reduce millions of pounds of hexavalent chromium without comprising performance.

URL:
http://www2.epa.gov/green-chemistry/2013-small-business-award

Source:
U.S. EPA

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
2013

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