*Chinmay Trivedi, Dave Doerwald, IHI Hauzer Techno Coating B.V., Venlo, The Netherlands
European commission has defined the regulation on use of hazardous chemicals in automotive, aerospace and medical sectors. All of corresponding industry needs to find alternative technology to achieve their demands in sustainable way. Conventional technology for converting plastics into metallic surface is using hazardous chemicals. At the same time, those technologies are prone to harmful health effects from Nickel layer. Future proof and binding to regulation, Cromatipic® is an inline technology to metalize plastics. This will be introduced with highlighting the simple two-layer decorative coating based on a lacquer and a thin PVD (physical vapour deposition) layer. Alongside it is an environmental friendly and Cr(VI) free technology which can achieve different surface finishes based on market requirements. The author will illustrate about few specific OEMs standards which can be fulfilled with Cromatipic®.