REACH Compliant Solutions

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

  • ZERO hexavalent chromium or perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
  • Free from SVHC’s
  • Excellent adhesion of the metal deposits
  • NO extra process tanks or processing times

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

Until now mass production of plated plastics could only be carried out using hexavalent chromium and bioaccumalative perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). The evolve system contains ZERO hexavalent chromium and ZERO PFOS, but retains a process sequence familiar to most platers of plastic treating substrates such as ABS and ABS-PC.

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.