Hard Chrome


Hard Chrome

Hard Chrome plating is an electrolytic process that deposits chromium on to a substrate. It can be applied to all common engineering alloys, with high levels of adhesion to the substrate. The plating is extremely hard at around 1000Hv and combined with a high level of toughness, which distinguishes hard chrome from other hard facing coatings. Hard Chrome enhances durability, wear and hardness whilst creating a low co-efficient of friction therefore making it ideal for metal to metal sliding applications.

Poeton can offer four variants; standard hard chrome, thin dense chrome, precision hard chrome and flash chrome dependant on the application.

Hexavalent Chrome treatments are regulated by the EU’s REACH legislation and as such are heavily monitored. Poeton is registered with the appropriate authorities and is licensed to this effect, having invested to ensure better than full compliance with statutory obligations.

For advanced hard chrome coatings see Apticote 100 Hard Chrome.

Materials Processed:

Nickel Alloys, Carbon Steels and Stainless Steels

Hard Chrome tank size: Gloucester

3m x 1m x 1m

Precision Chrome tank size: Gloucester

1m x 0.5m x 0.5m

The tank sizes shown above are approximate sizes only. If you have a larger part then please contact us as we may still be able to help.


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High hardness

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Wear and corrosion resistance

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Abrasion resistance

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Salvage of worn parts


Hydraulic shafts and pneumatic rams

Moulds and press tools

Machine Tool slideways

Compressor cylinders

Valves and pumps

Hard Chrome