SAFE Chrome is a great fit for many applications. The adaptability of our Ionic Liquid based electroplating chemistry provides a great solution in both Decorative and Functional Chromium Electroplating


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.


Chrome plating improves coefficient friction, increases abrasion resistance and hardness for cutting surfaces (e.g., cotton spindles).


Hydraulics, Stampings, Pistons, Rams Rings & Valves are improved through increased hardness and wear resistance.


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


Chrome and chrome-oxide coatings are used to enable lacquer adhesion for canning and packaging applications.


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


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).


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

The primary difference between decorative chrome and hard chrome plating is the thickness of the chrome plating on the final product. Decorative chrome plating is thinner than hard chrome and is primarily for aesthetic appeal and as a protective coating. Hard chrome plating is thicker than decorative chrome finishes and is useful in many industrial applications for its strength, wear resistance, corrosion resistance and other beneficial properties.