REACH Compliant Solutions

evolve® Chromium-Free Pre-treatment for Plating on Plastics

  • Hexavalent chromium-free and perfluoro octane sulfonate (PFOS)
  • Excellent adhesion
  • REACH compliant
  • China waste water compliant
  • Meets industry standards for plating on plastics
  • Industry-proven process
  • Resistant to rack metallization



evolve chromium-free pre-treatment for Plating on Plastics from MacDermid Enthone, re-writes the rules.

Until now most of the mass productions of plated plastics could only be carried out using hexavalent chromium technology. MacDermid Enthone’s evolve system contains ZERO hexavalent chromium and ZERO bioaccumulative perfluoro octane sulfonate (PFOS), but retains a process sequence familiar to most plating on plastic applicators treating substrates such as ABS and ABS-PC blends.

The process starts with a cleaner and pre-etch. Components are then immersed in our patented etching solution before activation and coating with a conductive electroless nickel layer. The parts are then ready for plating in MacDermid Enthones’s bright acid copper, multilayer nickels and of course our market-leading decorative trivalent chromium
plating systems.

The result... your parts plated without the use of hexavalent chromium and PFOS to meet automotive, sanitary and domestic performance specifications.