Savroc completed an over 1 million euro funding round, allowing the company to build a technology center and to accelerate its international sales operations
Funding was collected from the existing and new investors
Savroc TripleHard® chromium plating process has been working continuously more than a year in industrial scale operations
Savroc TripleHard® chromium coating is a cost-efficient, tough and safe alternative to commonly used, but carcinogenic hexavalent chromium coating
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Occupational and Environmental Safety
Alternative to toxic hexavalent chromium
Existing trivalent chromium coatings have been unable to meet the performance needs of many industrial coating applications demanding hardness, high wear and corrosion resistance or superior friction properties.
These challenges can be overcome by using hexavalent chromium coatings, which however contain substances harmful to the people working in the coating process and the environment.
Due to occupational health risks caused by hexavalent chroumium technology, ECHA (European Chemicals Agengy) has recommended actions to heavily restrict the usage of hexavalent chromium by September 2017.
Safety and performance combined
Savroc's TripleHard coatings use trivalent chrome based chemicals, which are significantly safer for people and the environment than the hexavalent chrome based chemicals. Due to innovative TripleHard plating method, Savroc's coatings are still able to reach up to three times higher mechnical performance compared to the existing chrome coating solutions.
Chromium (VI) Authorization:
- On December 21, 2011 ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) recommended chromium trioxide (hexavalent chromium) for entry into Annex XIV REACH
- This means that each application of a substance using hexavalent chromium would require its own authorization
- After the so called sunset date a use of a substance for a non-authorized application is restricted
- The currently expected sunset date for hexavalent chromium is September 2017