Indestructible Paint Ltd’s dedication to developing alternatives to chrome-based products has been enhanced. Indestructible is set to continue its commitment through a further focus on the aerospace industry. More specifically, corrosion protection for light alloys, which is one of the most challenging application areas. However, this is as a result of the new chrome replacement extension dates. These have been set for specific products by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA).
Authorisation For 12 Years Of Chrome Development
REACH has given authorisation for specific products that use pentazinc chromate octahydroxide. It has been granted for 12 years, to January 2031. Moreover, this impacts the supplies of a particular anti-corrosion primer. This is used by our aerospace customers on components that relate only to flight operations. For instance, engine fan cases and fuel tanks. Furthermore, time is now available for thorough certification of the latest generation of Indestructible Chrome Free Coatings. Consequently, they will meet the demands of these harsh environments.
However, the overall company strategy is to continue development of products, that can replace those paints/coatings that include chrome pigments. This has been a key focus of our highly regarded research and development department for a number of years. In Indestructible Paint’s case, this has pointed towards developing specific anti-corrosion primers. They are particularly relevant to one of the world’s leading aerospace manufacturing companies.
The agreement for the extension to use this particular primer, beyond the sunset date for pentazinc chromate octahydroxide, recognises the importance and complexity of the subject. This is of course, an important health and safety significance. We continue to be committed to working towards the goal of chrome-free products. In addition, to be developing our already advanced coating solutions with leading manufacturers in this sector. Furthermore, we look forward to our further work in the areas defined, using the ECHA’s extended timeframe.
Chrome Replacement Coatings
If you have any questions about the extension for chrome replacement development, or are interested in any of our other high performance coatings, get in touch today. Indestructible Paint would be happy to help with any queries you have.
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