China is the biggest car producer in the world. The rapid development of China’s automobile industry has also sparked interest in ZnNi system for corrosion protection, which is reflected by the high attendance at the automotive seminar organised by Schlötter in Shanghai.  More than 140 visitors from all over China participated in the one-day seminar Current developments in corrosion protection for the automotive industry on November 18, 2013. The automotive seminar in...more

SLOTOCHROM DR 1140, Schlötter’s new trivalent chrome electrolyte , has already proved successful in practice. This electrolyte, based on chromium(III) sulphate compounds, provides consistent chrome deposits, which have an exceptional optically bright chrome finish. SLOTOCHROM DR 1140 is used for depositing decorative chrome layers on indoor parts. Since its market introduction in spring 2013, more than 70.000 litres have been made up at customers’ sites all over Europe....more

On 17 April 2013, Annex XIV of REACH has been amended by Regulation (EU) No 348/2013. Chromic acid and chromium (VI) compounds have been included in Annex XIV. This decision has been widely expected by the electroplating industry since the inclusion of these substances in the SVHC candidate list in 2010. The sunset date, after which following chromium compounds cannot be used or manufactured in the EU without authorisation for a specific use, 21 September 2017: Chromium...more