The Challenge

Due to End of Life Vehicles Directive (ELV), Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS), Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) the continued use of coatings such as Alocrom to chromate/passivate would not be possible in some situations. The task was to find a replacement that meets most of the requirements for the majority of the alloys at a suitable price.

The Solution

LBParkes engaged with their suppliers to assess the suitability of the available proprietary trivalent and chrome free alternatives. Unlike Alocrom and other chromates these new coatings are more use and alloy specific.

The Results