Columbia Chemical Unveils TriCol Blackjack Black Trivalent Chromium Plating Process

Process operates in a mixed sulfate and chloride electrolyte to give metal distribution across the entire current density plating range.

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Columbia Chemical announces TriCol BlackJack, the newest process for black trivalent chromium plating.

 

 

Columbia Chemical has released TriCol BlackJack, its newest process for black trivalent chromium plating, which operates in a mixed sulfate and chloride electrolyte to give metal distribution across the entire current density plating range. 

 

The company says the mixed sulfate and chloride electrolyte allows for a significantly faster plating speed when compared to processes that operate in full sulfate electrolytes.  TriCol BlackJack baths can be operated to provide a range of black trivalent chrome finishes, from a light smoky black to a richer, deeper black. They say the ease of control of the process allows finishers to consistently provide the black color specified by their customers.  

 

Columbia Chemical says that platers who are having Russian mud test worries can utilize TriCol BlackJack because the excellent corrosion resistance of the process allows it to be used on exterior automotive applications or similar severe service environments.  They say TriCol BlackJack can replace traditional hexavalent chromium plating solutions to eliminate the burning and high waste treatment costs that are commonly associated with hexavalent chrome plating baths.

 

For information, contact Columbia Chemical Corporation at 330-225-3200, or at columbiachemical.com.  

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