TriChrome® family

Cr(VI)-free decorative chrome plating

Wide range of design options

Complete range from a bright, clear appearance to darker shades

Sustainable Cr(VI)-free solution

ELV, WEEE, ROHS, REACH-compliant

High corrosion resistance

For the highest industry standards

TriChrome range plaques
  • Trendsetting design options for decorative applications
  • Complete color range – from bright to dark finishes
  • Cr(VI)-free – simple handling and increased worker safety
  • Sustainable solution (ELV, WEEE, ROHS, REACH-compliant)
  • High corrosion resistance (NSS/CASS)
  • For plastic and metal applications

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  • Highly suitable for applications in the automotive, sanitary, consumer and electronic goods industries
  • Suitable for metal-based applications, plating on plastics and Ni-free intermediate layers such as white bronze

TriChrome® family

Cr(VI)-free decorative chrome 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.

New legislation – particularly that which restricts the use of certain substances – highly influences product development and research projects within the electroplating industry. With TriChrome®, Atotech continues to comply with the most demanding requirements, while setting design benchmarks with the different color nuances available.


Atotech’s trivalent chromium processes for decorative applications – the TriChrome® family – are a sustainable alternative to hexavalent chromium plating. TriChrome® processes are suitable for metal-based applications, plating on plastics and Ni-free intermediate layers such as white bronze. The product range encompasses the entire color palette – from a bright, clear appearance to darker shades – enabling a variety of design options.

All TriChrome® processes can be used in combination with TriChrome® Ion Exchanger Units. Atotech’s regeneration systems increase the lifetime of the electrolyte and allow the removal of metallic impurities to guarantee best quality during operation.

What inspires us

Why we developed the TriChrome® family

Your challenge

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 solution

Our trivalent chromium processes for decorative applications are a sustainable alternative to hexavalent chromium plating. The TriChrome® product line fullfills the highest design requirements and offers a broad range of different shades. It also offers excellent corrosion protection.

Decorative, efficient, sustainable

Setting design benchmarks with a sustainable alternative to hexavalent chromium plating

Our trivalent chromium processes for decorative applications encompass 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

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