Close match to Cr(VI)
Excellent corrosion protection results
Sustainable alternative to Cr(VI) plating
- Bright color, close match to Cr(VI)
- Cr(VI)-free – simple handling and increased worker safety
- High corrosion resistance (NSS/CASS)
- Good coverage
- Wide range of design options
- Highly suitable for application in the automotive, sanitary, consumer and electronic goods industries
- Applicable for both metallic and plastic surfaces
A bright process for the TriChrome® trivalent chrome family
New legislation – particularly that which restricts the use of certain substances – highly influences product development and research projects within the electroplating industry.
Atotech has gradually extended its portfolio of dark finishes over the last few years. But with the introduction of TriChrome® Ice, Atotech is now able to offer an upgrade for its bright color range: a new finish that perfectly complements its well-known, tried-and-trusted TriChrome® Plus process.
What inspires us
Why we developed TriChrome® Ice
The interest in sustainable surface finishing is growing due to regulations such as RoHS, ELV, WEEE or Reach, as well as increased environmental, health and safety awareness. However, the demand for surfaces with a Cr(VI)-like appearance and excellent corrosion protection is coming from all industries where decorative applications are required.
Our TriChrome® trivalent chromium processes for decorative applications are a sustainable alternative to hexavalent chromium plating. TriChrome® ICE is the brightest finish of our trivalent chrome product line and responds to the demand for a Cr(VI) look. It also offers an excellent corrosion protection.
TriChrome® processes are the best alternative to hexavalent chromium plating. TriChrome® processes have been used worldwide for more than 30 years in a variety of applications such as automotive, sanitary, cosmetics, consumer goods, consumer electronics, furniture, etc. TriChrome® is a tried-and-trusted technology in use at more than 200 customer locations worldwide.
Decorative, efficient, sustainable
Setting design benchmarks with a sustainable alternative to hexavalent chromium plating
Our trivalent chromium processes for decorative applications encompasses the whole color palette – ranging from a bright, clear appearance to darker shades. TriChrome® processes are suitable for metal-based applications, plating on plastics and Ni-free intermediate layers such as white bronze. TriChrome® deposits offer unique alloy properties, allowing for color adjustments and providing high corrosion resistance. Combined with Atotech’s satin nickel processes, TriChrome® provides designers with innovative solutions and the greatest freedom of choice.
The TriChrome® family at a glance
|TriChrome® Ice||Closest color to hexavalent chrome|
|TriChrome® Plus||Bright, clear color, high speed, CaCl2 resistant|
|TriChrome® Smoke 2||Grey, warm color|
|TriChrome® Shadow||Grey, cool color|
|TriChrome® Graphite||Dark, warm color|