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Eco-efficient and high performance hard chrome process

Objective

Electrolytic hard chrome-plating is the most used wear resistant process for engineering industries, aeronautic, steel-or paper-makers. The major drawback is that it uses CrVI classified as carcinogenic by the International Agency of Search on Cancer. The likely banning of CR VI in the years to come and need of successful coatings opened the way to interesting, expensive and difficult replacement techniques, often impossible on big parts. That is why electrolytic chrome-plating will remain the process of choice with two conditions: provide guarantees to employees and environment; compete with techniques of replacement in terms of performance. The object of the proposal is to study and develop processes allowing to obtain thick chromium coatings, more successful than the traditional ones, from a new and non toxic electrolytic solution. Developed processes will be applicable to chromium platers without major modifications of installations.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

TRAITEMENT DE SURFACE ET MECANIQUE S.A.
Address
Gaillonnet
95450 Seraincourt
France

Participants (12)

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
Cours Fauriel 158
42023 Saint-etienne
DAROS PISTON RINGS AB
Sweden
Address
Teknologivaegen
435 23 Molnlycke
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES MINES DE SAINT-ETIENNE
France
Address
Cours Fauriel 158
42023 Saint-etienne
FUNDACION CIDETEC, CENTER FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Spain
Address
Po. Mikeletegi 61-1
20009 San Sebastian
GIE EADS CCR
France
Address
Rue Pasteur 12
92152 Suresnes
HARTCHROM AG
Switzerland
Address
Schulstrasse 70
9323 Steinach
IKANKRONITEK S.L.
Spain
Address
Pol. San Lorenzo, Santalaitz 2
20570 Bergara
IONHAWK OY
Finland
Address
Repsikantie 3
04500 Kellokoski
IVF INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Sweden
Address
Argongatan 30
43153 Moelndal
PROTECTION DES MÉTAUX S.A.
France
Address
57-59,Rue De Saint Mandé 57
93511 Montreuil
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
2-4,Metallimiehenkuja 2-4
02044 Espoo
UNIVERSITÉ DE FRANCHE-COMTÉ
France
Address
Route De Gray 16
25030 Besancon