Chrome-Free Pretreatment: A Cost-Effective Solution To The Elimination Of Environmental And Workplace Concerns Surrounding Chromium
Charles R. Ike, Bulk Chemicals Incorporated
Track: VALUE-ADDED PROCESSES - Paint-Based Finishes
ABSTRACT --- Since our last paper addressing the six main concerns of preparing
aluminum for painting with chrome-free pretreatments, many changes have occurred.
Government agencies and specific industries have put a stranglehold on the use of
chromium in the workplace. Many manufactured parts that will eventually be recycled,
can no longer be treated with chromium pretreatments. We will review the six main
concerns that we discussed in our ET 96 paper and we will update those issues.
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