Launched the sale of new-model sputtering equipment for environmental compliance of RoHS and ELV directives
The processes of chrome plating adopted by Kolzer machines, in addition to be at zero emission, use metallic chrome, therefore "zerovalent". This is organic chrome absolutely non-polluting. Thus it is still possible to chrome for aesthetic/functional purposes, since the chrome zerovalent used by Kolzer plant, responds in full the new requirements of RoHS and ELV directives.
RoHS Directive is the legislation 2002/95/CE (meaning: Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive) adopted in February 2003 by the European Community. It imposes restrictions on the use of certain hazardous substances in the construction of various types of electrical and electronic equipment. It is linked with the Directive on scrap of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE, meaning: waste of electrical and electronic equipment) 2002/96/CE, which regulates the collection, recycling and recovery of electrical equipment and it is part of an initiative to resolve the problem of the enormous quantity of waste generated by obsolete electronic equipment. It has become compulsory from the 1st of July 2006. The RoHS apply to products manufactured or imported in the European Union and poses constraints on the use of hexavalent chromium (chromium VI, or cr6+).
The hexavalent chromium is used in chrome-plated treatments on ferrous and non ferrous components, to prevent corrosion and wear on the surfaces, and to give a captivating aesthetic. It’s important to remember that the hexavalent chromium is a carcinogen.
Contact us explaining your needs, and we'll give you all the information to adopt a Kolzer system in your company. What’s more, the initial investment and operational costs are infinitely lower compared with the chrome plating galvanic; the result of the operations, in addition to be "clean", gives more "performance" and many different colours and metallic shades.