Hard chrome replacement
Implementation of the REACH and RoHS initiatives to phase out the use of certain toxic materials forces aircraft manufacturers and their suppliers to look for more environmentally friendly alternatives to chrome and cadmium electroplating. Extensive programs to eliminate galvanic coatings have been initiated by every aircraft manufacturer, impacting the entire supply chain. IHI Ionbond offers coatings that are viable alternatives to their galvanic counterparts and which are already used in many applications. For instance, in aircraft actuation and control systems and various fasteners. For each new application, Ionbond engineers carefully examine the functionality of the galvanic coating and then recommend a suitable replacement from Ionbond’s portfolio.