APPLICATIONS IN SEVERAL MARKETS

SAFE Chrome® is a great fit for many applications. The adaptability of our ionic liquid

based electroplating chemistry provides a high performance solution in both

decorative and functional chromium electroplating.

Aerospace

Components that are chrome plated are exposed to severe wear and corrosion stresses during service. Chrome plating is an important option in aerospace maintenance, and is used not only on parts that are chrome plated in manufacture, but in rebuilding parts that were not originally chrome plated, in order to restore dimensional tolerances. The SAFE Chrome process can be applied to landing gear, actuation components, engine components and many more.

Agricuture

Chrome plating improves coefficient friction, increases abrasion resistance and hardness for cutting surfaces (e.g., cotton spindles). The SAFE Chrome process can be applied to hydraulic cylinders, engine component, shock absorbers, and many more

Automotive

Hydraulics, Stampings, Pistons, Rams Rings & Valves are improved through increased hardness and wear resistance. Automotive trim components utilize chrome finishes. The SAFE Chrome decorative process formulation can be applied in applications such as bumpers, grills, and mirrors. The SAFE Chrome functional process formulation can be applied in applications such as shock absorbers, struts, engine components, and certain fasteners.

Construction

Chrome plated Hydraulic Cylinder Rods requiring hardness, wear resistance and corrosion resistance are the backbone of creating power for lifting heavy loads.

Food

Chrome and chrome-oxide coatings are used to enable lacquer adhesion for canning and packaging applications. The SAFE Chrome process can replace existing hexavalent chromium based chemistries used in this industry.

Marine

Tail Shafts, Diesel Engine Components and Valves & Beads use chrome plating to increase wear resistance and corrosion resistance.

Medical

Surgical instruments require a low coefficient of friction surface for precision work. Chrome also increases operational life and compatibility with sterilization requirements (e.g. autoclave).

Military

Components that are chrome plated are exposed to severe wear and operational stresses during service. The military has tightly controlled specifications for many applications that overlap with the other industry sectors described here.

Oil & Gas

Drilling and pumping equipment are routinely exposed to corrosive brines, acids and gases. Parts requiring chrome surfaces include valves, chokes, blowout preventers, mud pumps, sucker rods, heat exchangers and separators, packers, safety valves, and all types of downhole tools.

Consumer Products and Hardware

Many consumer products are electroplated with chromium for decorative purposes. Faucets, shower heads, door handles, and appliances all utilize chromium electroplating.  SAFE Chrome can be applied to these components in an easier and lower costing manner.