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Electro Chemical Finishing Earns DecoKlad License

Appears in Print as: 'ECF Earns MacDermid Enthone Quality Certification'


Electro Chemical Finishing has earned DecoKlad licensing, becoming the third applicator in North America authorized for MacDermid Enthone Fashion Finishes.

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A press photo showing stakeholders at the arrival of ECF's DecoKlad certification
Photo Credit: Electro Chemical Finishing

In September 2020, MacDermid Enthone (Waterbury, Conn.) presented Electro Chemical Finishing (Grand Rapids, Mich.; ECF) with a DecoKlad license, authorizing the company as a chrome plating applicator for MacDermid Enthone Fashion Finishes.

To ensure consistent production around the globe of the high-quality finishes MacDermid Enthone offers to automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, the company certifies applicators through its stringent plating-focused DecoKlad program. This program is a unique, proprietary quality-performance system with different performance levels for interior and exterior automotive parts.

ECF’s management team worked closely with the MacDermid Enthone DecoKlad team to achieve the distinction of being one of only three applicators certified in North America and the first plating-on-plastic (POP) finisher in the Americas to partner with MacDermid Enthone in this way. By combining its fully automated systems with MacDermid Enthone’s chemistries and DecoKlad quality program, ECF promises the performance-based consistency that OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers demand.

Electro Chemical Finishing has the capability to plate hexavalent and trivalent chromium finishes, including Bright, Pearlescent Satin and Twilite and Starlite dark chrome, on both metal and plastic substrates.

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