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Chrome Powder Coating, a Greener Alternative


Chrome plating is a process that is used to electroplate an object with a thin layer of chromium. The technique’s full name, hexavalent chromium plating, sheds light on one of its major disadvantages. Hexavalent chromium is a potent and toxic form of chromium that is heavily regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Known to be a carcinogen and dubbed a “priority pollutant” and “hazardous constituent” by various environmental acts, hexavalent chromium – and the chrome plating process – leads to the creation of hazardous waste.

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