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(Hard Chrome Plating)
by Larry Zitko, ChromeTech, Inc.
Alternatives to Chrome Plating
Q. I am an industrial engineering student at Iowa State University. I am
working on a class project about the chrome industry. I have found a wealth
of useful information through this site but am curious as to what
alternatives there are to chrome plating. If a product is to look like
chrome but the consumer can not afford chrome plating, what other products
are there for them to consider?
A. I try to do everything I can to promote the continued use of industrial
chromium electroplating. It always has been an excellent value, considering
the impressive deposit properties. My forum at nmfrc.org is intended to help
existing platers, not find alternatives to the coating.