Savroc and Caterpillar, the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, are collaborating on the use of TripleHard chromium coating technology, a trivalent hard-chromium coating with a sustainable application process pioneered by Savroc intended to work in a wide range of applications.
Caterpillar will explore the potential of Savroc’s TripleHard technology on a variety of components expected to benefit from the expected improvement to corrosion and wear resistance. In addition, Caterpillar recognizes that coatings based on trivalent chromium are widely seen as providing a more environmentally sustainable solution than traditional chrome plating.
“Collaborating with Savroc aligns with Caterpillar’s efforts to help our customers build a better, more sustainable world, through a diverse portfolio of quality products, services and solutions,” said Karl Weiss, chief technology officer and senior vice president of Caterpillar. “We pride ourselves on the robust design, high-end materials, and precision tolerances of our products, and we are excited about the potential of Savroc’s technology.”
“We are proud to partner with Caterpillar to enhance our mission to provide technology-based solutions customers need, while being responsible stewards of the environment,” said Osmo Jahkola, chief executive officer at Savroc. “Savroc and Caterpillar share a common innovative spirit that focuses on a cleaner future, by providing sustainable solutions today.”
Savroc Ltd is the pioneer of trivalent hard-chromium technology. Savroc Technology Center, located in Kuopio, Finland, is equipped with the latest technology for coating industry research and development.
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