Chrome Alternative

Spectrum Metal Finishing Inc. offers an environmentally friendly and non-hazardous alternative to the traditional hexavalent chromium or, more commonly known as, chrome finish. Historically, Chrome has been the most durable electroplating finish with great corrosion and wear resistance while retaining its bright finish. Spectrum’s Chrome Alternative offers an affordable option for a non-hazardous durable “chrome-like” finish.

What most people do not know is that Chrome is also the most hazardous of all surface finishes. The ions involved in the chrome plating, hexavalent chromium, are carcinogenic if inhaled, and contact with the liquid can be fatal. Hexavalent chromium is also a ground water pollutant. Some of the original Superfund cleanup sites in the US and around the world involved hexavalent chromium pollution. Manufacturers have accepted the risks and safety hazards involved in the process because of chrome’s unique properties.

There are now many safe alternatives to chrome which have similar and, in some cases, better properties than chrome. Spectrum’s chrome free plating process is an environmentally friendly and non-hazardous alternative to chrome plating. The high wear resistance and corrosion resistance offered by Spectrum’s chrome alternative bath is second to none in chrome free electroplating.

Spectrum’s chrome alternative plating services are offered in both Rack Plating and Barrel Plating. Our processes are configured to allow us to plate in a variety of sizes.

To receive more information on Spectrum’s Chrome Alternative Plating Services, please submit the details of your inquiry using this Form. Please include the details of your product such as size and shape of product, application of product, required finish, what substrate or base material the product is made of, annual quantity and any other information that would help us provide an accurate quotation. All inquiries will be replied to within 24 hours of receipt.