Enthone's Trilyte Flash CL Approved by General Motors

The process significantly reduces the potential for high current density burning and “white wash” effects.

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Enthone, headquartered in West Haven, Connecticut, has earned approval of Trilyte Flash CL by General Motors to meet all requirements of GMW14668 Code B Type 4, including “Russian Mud” resistance. Trilyte Flash CL is a trivalent chromium plating process that deposits a bright decorative chromium layer over bright or satin nickel deposits and is a suitable replacement for hexavalent chrome.

The process is resistant to corrosion related to calcium chloride, provides good metal distribution and significantly reduces the potential for high current density burning and “white wash” effects, which are common issues with conventional hexavalent systems.

Trilyte Flash CL deposits pass more than 80 hours CASS and 336 hours Russian Mud tests when used as part of a multilayer nickel system. When applied as part of an Elpelyt satin or bright nickel and Durni microporous noble nickel plating system, Trilyte Flash CL provides performance that easily meets OEM specifications.