FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA: April 15, 2019 – KCH Services Inc. (KCH) announced today that it has partnered with Trion Coatings, LLC (Trion), an innovative provider of chromium electroplating chemistry for the surface finishing industry. KCH will act as Trion’s exclusive Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) provider for the deployment of its SAFE Chrome™, an environmentally friendly chrome plating technology. Specifically, KCH will hold design-build responsibilities of process lines and equipment using the SAFE Chrome™ technology.
Trion, which launched at the University of Notre Dame’s IDEA Center, was formed for the purpose of developing an environmentally friendly alternative to hexavalent chromium in functional and decorative chrome plating processes. Developing a safe alternative to hexavalent chromium presents advantages in the market as the global regulatory environment becomes more stringent.
The patent-pending SAFE Chrome™ process uses trivalent chromium and a proprietary ionic liquid solution that offers faster electroplating speeds, improved wear resistance and higher performance results than traditional hexavalent chrome, while offering an excellent health and safety profile.
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