Chrome plating, often referred to simply as chrome, is a technique of electroplating a thin layer of chromium onto a metal object. The chromed layer can be decorative, provide corrosion resistance, ease cleaning procedures, or increase surface hardness.
TYPES OF CHROME PLATING
- FLASH CHROME - Our flash chrome plating has excellent bonding properties, good corrosion resistance, reduced coefficient of friction and excellent wear characteristic making this very versatile plating.
- HARD CHROME - Hard chrome plating is an electroplating process in which chromium is deposited from a chromic acid solution. Thickness of hard chrome plating ranges from 3 to 5µm as minimum and up to 20microns as our maximum.
- BLACK CHROME - This extraordinary finish is a hard surface, which possesses corrosion, mar and wear-resistant characteristics. The appearance of the Black Chrome finish depends on the nature of the substrate and the surface treatment prior to electroplating. The finish can be a lustrous, semi-lustrous or a matte. The finish may be waxed or oiled to improve the final appearance.
- NICKEL CHROME - Nickel-chromium is also extraordinarily abrasion resistant, a trait that makes it useful in the automotive industry where it’s used to coat components that encounter everything from dry road debris, such as sand, to ice and snow. Items that are exposed to constant contact, like railings, facet tap handles, and door handles, also benefit from the abrasion resistant coating as it enables them to not only withstand daily use, but also retain their polished-looking finish.