Since the authorization obligation, those who have themselves submitted an authorization application to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki or who purchase these substances from a supplier who has submitted such an application may only use chromium VI.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA has therefore set itself the task of supporting companies that operate or would like to set up in-house electroplating as well as coating companies that use hard chrome plating by developing a suitable chromium VI substitute or proving the compelling benefit of chromium VI for their application. The more detailed the REACh authorization application is, the longer the REACh authorization period tends to be and the greater the planning security.

What is new or what do companies gain from getting help from the Fraunhofer IPA?

  • They benefit from the expertise about the (application) properties of hard chrome.
  • You secure successful support for REACh authorization