We talk with Mariola Brandes about MacDermid Enthone's new TriMac Blue, a highly corrosion-resistant white trivalent chromium process.
Brande, the Global Director of Decorative Systems for WRC and PET, says that TriMac Blue provides a similar appearance to hexavalent chromium layers with a much easier wastewater treatment compared to common processes.
In addition, TriMac Blue has a similar white, bluish color to hexavalent chromium and has excellent color stability and corrosion resistance, requires simple wastewater treatment, and is PFAS and PFOS-free process.
“TriMac Blue is suitable for a variety of plating on plastics and metal applications,” Brandes says. “It fulfills OEM specifications and is suitable for rack technology.”
Brandes adds that says TriMac Blue is perfect for the automotive industry, where it can be used for decorative trim, both exterior and interior, as well as front grills, emblems, lettering; interior parts like body trim and frames; and gear shifts and consoles.
In addition, TriMac Blue can be used for building hardware sanitary as decorative trim such as appliance components, furniture, hand tools, lighting fixtures, and plumbing/sanitary fixtures and fittings.
“TriMac Blue is a full replacement of decorative hexavalent chrome finish, and mixed assembling with classic chrome finishes is possible,” Brandes says. “It is perfect for plating-on-plastic and metal substrates applications, both interior and exterior.”