Why we use trivalent chromium?

  • Trivalent Chromium leads to higher cathode efficiency and better throwing power. This translates into better production rates, as less energy is required due to lower current densities. This process is also more sound than hexavalent chromium as it can better withstand current interruptions
  • Trivalent Chromium is more environmentally friendly than hexavalent chromium, reducing hazardous waste and other compliance costs
  • Trivalent chromium plating uses chromium sulfate or chromium chloride as its main ingredient, making it less toxic than hexavalent chromium

With regulations on hazardous substances becoming more stringent in the U.S., the demand for environmentally friendly finishes such as trivalent chrome is increasing.