U.S. Chrome meets environmental regulations for both finishing and plating because we are RoHS and Reach compliant. If you find yourself asking, what does that mean? Allow us to explain.

RoHS is an acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS impacts the entire electronics industry and many electrical products as well. RoHS compliance is important because the restricted materials are hazardous to the environment and pollute landfills. RoHS compliance means that we pride ourselves in being fully invested in delivering high quality products and services while being environmentally friendly.

REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals. The sole purpose of REACH is to address the population and use of chemical substances, as well as their potential impacts on both human health and the surrounding environment. Some chemicals of “high concern” include carcinogens, mutagens, reproduction toxins, persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic chemicals.

The main difference between RoHS and REACH is that RoHS bans substances that are present in electrical equipment within the directive, whereas REACH pertains to all chemicals, including those used to make certain products.

For us, RoHS plating finishes do not contain any banned materials set forth by the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive. As far as REACH goes, U.S. Chrome does not manufacture, prepare or intentionally release any substances that would require registration or pre-registration under the European Union Regulations.

U.S. Chrome works to comply with the most stringent manufacturing standards so that you can rest assured your product meets your expectations. We ensure quality by meeting the highest of standards. Not to mention, U.S. Chrome is invested to “going green” to best serve you and the planet. Our environmentally-friendly coating offers a sustainable alternative for a safer coating that still meets your needs. Green processes include TriCom composite coatings and NiCom electro-composite plating.

The TriCom 706 hard coatings have been proven to be a great alternative to hard chromium plating. This is because it’s versatile, reliable and durable. TriCom 706 is has a fully-dense barrier without micro-cracks and a high-hardness, excellent wear-resistance and low fatigue debut.


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