What does chromium plating actually mean?

Simply put, chromium plating means coating with a layer of chromium. Practical examples are chromed bathroom fittings, chromed brass or chromed bumpers. Chromium plating is a form of surface treatment in which metal objects are coated with a chromium layer. That’s how it was so far! Because the company Verchromen24 has succeeded in applying the chrome plating to any other objects such as plastic, wood or even glass – but more……

Chromium plating means to coat with a layer of chromium. So far, so good. A little more complicated is the answer to the question of how exactly this process of chromium plating takes place. The electrolysis plays an important role in chromium plating. Galvanizing follows a similar path. Electrolysis is a process in which different constituents of metal are separated and made conductive by current. Electroplating also makes use of the electrochemical separation of metallic objects with the aim of making them conductive as well. However, both processes depend on the metal base material to be processed.

And here too, the company Verchromen24 has taken new, surprisingly simple paths. This is because the difficult and expensive (and thus ultimately expensive for the customer) electrolysis is replaced by the process of chemical chromium plating. In chemical chromium plating, it is no longer important whether an object is conductive or not (as is absolutely necessary for electrolysis or electroplating).

For this reason, the chromium plating is no longer limited to metal as base material. For this reason, wood, plastic, stone or any material can be coated with chromium. Verchromen24 has even succeeded in chrome-plating glass and hard rubber. How exactly do the experts at Verchromen24 do this, how exactly does this happen? The chemical chromium plating is carried out in three steps: As with many other works, thorough and good preparation of the workpieces to be chromed is the A and O. All impurities are removed conscientiously and thoroughly, since otherwise the end result does not have the desired mirror-smooth surface. Second, the material is treated in the kiln.

In this case, a primer is first applied which is dried in the oven at high temperatures. Finally, the metallization takes place. For this purpose, the piece to be chromed is coated with a thin layer of gold or chromium, just as the customer wishes. CEO Uli Kuitkowski says: “I have been annoyed for a long time about the difficult chrome-plating processes so far and I have considered that a much simpler variant must be possible. With our team, we have found this solution and this creates a win-win situation for all involved.

The chrome plating process has been simplified in terms of time and production technology – this allows us to shorten production times – and the customer gets a cost-effective solution that saves his budget and makes the financial effort manageable!”