CHOOSING IRIDITE NCP OVER ALOCROM 1200
Alocrom 1200 consists of a non electrolytic dip process which forms a protective, iridescent golden coloured chromate coating. In the past Alocrom 1200 has been a popular, cost effective coating for aluminium substrates and its alloys. Most commonly used as a base coat to provide protection before painting.
2017 saw changes in environmental legislation leading to Alocrom 1200 being made illegal. It was proven as a carcinogen and therefore not RoHS or reach compliant. A special license is now required to utilise the coating.
Fortunately there are safe replacements for these traditional conversion coatings. Iridite NCP and Surtec 650 are chrome free, RoHS and reach compliant. They offer the same benefits of excellent corrosion resistance without the safety and environmental concerns. We provide these safer processes to a high standard, get in touch for further information and an obligation-free quote.