Why is chromium-6 used in coatings?

Coating systems in which chromium-6 is used have very good properties. As with many regular coating systems, coatings containing chromium-6 consist of an adhesive primer, a base (chromium-6 containing) primer and a topcoat. Chromium-6 compounds ensure that the coating is self-healing. As soon as mechanical damage occurs and the barium of both the topcoat and […]

10 situations in which you are exposed to chromium-6

Sanding of coated surfaces Abbrasive blasting, sandblasting, iceblasting, glass bead blasting, bristle blasting Spraying of paint containing chromium-6 Cutting and sawing of coated and/or stainless steel Grinding from coated areas or stainless steel Welding of coated surfaces or stainless steel Chromium plating of metal or plastic surfaces, where chromium-6 compounds are added and these are […]

Is chromium-6 (still) added to coatings?

Chromium-6 salts are a very good protection against corrosion as soon as coating damage occurs. It is therefore a good insurance policy for long-term protection against corrosive environmental conditions.There are still (many)industrial coatings available on the market in which chromium-6 salts have been added. Our estimate is that approximately 40% of the industrial coatings applied […]

Is chromium-6 dangerous?

As long as chromium-6 is kept in solid form, it is harmless. But as a dust particle, chromium-6 can cause a variety of disorders in the human body: Alergic and asmatic disorders, skin reactions, including ulcers and eczema, and with repeated exposure serious consequences such as lung cancer, cancer of the nose and sinuses. This […]