New hexavalent Cr free etch for ABS and ABS/PC electroplated plastics

Walter Sommer, Kai Wang, Neil Brown, Jack McCaskie

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Abstract

With the increasing concern for both personal and environmental safety in plating operations handling hexavalent chromium, a new process which prepares plastics without this hazardous material would be advantageous. This paper outlines new advances in pretreatment, chemical metal deposition and electrolytic metal deposition of commercial grade resins of interest to decorative plastic platers. The requirements and results of adhesion testing, thermal cycle performance and appearance of part finish will be discussed and demonstrated. Coupled with various trivalent chromium final finishes a decorative process line which is completely free of hexavalent chromium is possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Technical Conference of the National Association for Surface Finishing, SUR/FIN 2007
Pages300-308
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
EventAnnual International Technical Conference of the National Association for Surface Finishing, SUR/FIN 2007 - Cleveland, OH, United States
Duration: Aug 13 2007Aug 16 2007

Publication series

NameAnnual International Technical Conference of the National Association for Surface Finishing, SUR/FIN 2007

Conference

ConferenceAnnual International Technical Conference of the National Association for Surface Finishing, SUR/FIN 2007
CountryUnited States
CityCleveland, OH
Period8/13/078/16/07

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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Sommer, W., Wang, K., Brown, N., & McCaskie, J. (2007). New hexavalent Cr free etch for ABS and ABS/PC electroplated plastics. In Annual International Technical Conference of the National Association for Surface Finishing, SUR/FIN 2007 (pp. 300-308). (Annual International Technical Conference of the National Association for Surface Finishing, SUR/FIN 2007).