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Expanite replacing hard chrome plating

Finding a replacement for hard chrome plating can be challenging, and with EU regulations lowering the limit value for hexavalent chromium, across the industrial markets, need to find alternatives. Hard chrome plating, in various forms, has been one of “the standards” to improve resistance towards wear and corrosion for stainless steel components - and as new solutions are required, Expanite’s hardening technologies has documented its effectiveness within automotive, pumps, valves and food processing equipment markets.

Expanite replacing hard chrome plating

“More than 20% of the parts we are processing today with the Expanite process are replacements for hard chrome plating”, says Thomas Abel Sandholdt CEO at Expanite. Whether it’s the valve parts of a fuel injector within automotive, a bushing for marine engines or the rotor for a large pump – they have all experienced the benefits of choosing a diffusion process with no risk of coatings cracking or inhomogeneous hardening zones – and on top comes the compliance with the EU Reach program on reduction of Cr6+ as well as the fundamental decision to move towards more sustainable solutions.

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