Freudenberg Innovation Award 2016 finalist
Chromium-plated products and components are chic and robust. Nonetheless, chromium(VI) will vanish from the market in the medium term because working with hexavalent chromium brings serious health risks. Trivalent chromium plating, on the other hand, is completely harmless. Researchers and technicians from the Freudenberg subsidiary SurTec in Tokyo and Zwingenberg have succeeded in scaling up chromium(III) plating processes to real-life conditions in practical plating lines.