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Hexavalent-free plating process
Taiyo Manufacturing Co Ltd
In recent years, new technologies friendly to human health and the environment have attracted attention in various fields. Conventional plating on plastic uses hexavalent chrome but the industry is undergoing major changes due to the impact of environmental regulations.
Over the last few years and in line with the REACH regulation, Taiyo Manufacturing has been working with its stakeholders on the development of Chrome6-free production.
The company has succeeded in developing a 100% hexavalent-free process that covers everything from pre-etching to the final electroplated product.
This latest advancement in Taiyo’s Chrome6-free process has been recognized by European OEMs, and Taiyo has already begun mass production for these companies in its fully operational production lines. This corresponds to 1K, 2K and 3K molding on ABS resin.
Support for PC/ABS resin is currently under development and the company plans to begin mass production in spring 2024.
Taiyo’s latest 100% Cr6-free technology combined with color variations and detailed designs will contribute to cutting-edge automotive designs for the future.