New Surface Treatments
After the ban of Chromium 6, development of new surface treatments has been needed.
ÅF has solid experience in development of several kinds of surface treatments. After the ban of chromium 6, ÅF has worked with development of new coatings with chemicals that replace chromium 6 but withstand the same properties.
Development of new coatings requires extensive testing. Mechanical, optical and corrosion tests have been carried out as well as tests of electrical properties. There is not one replacing chemical for chromium 6 thus different chemicals must be used for different products.
After the phasing out of chromium 6 ÅF has helped several companies in different branches with new surface treatments for their products.