Karin Beaussant Törne
The project aims to evaluate and introduce sustainable, non-toxic and economically viable alternatives to chromium (Cr) and nickel (Ni) plating processes for functional and decorative applications in sectors such as automotive, furniture, tapware, electronics, plumbing, etc.
The possible alternatives will be evaluated with respect to technical performance, economy, health and environmental impact. Besides technical performance, project partners will be able to evaluate the viable alternative processes in concept cases by toxicological risk assessment and sustainability. The expected outcome of the project is to reduce the health and environmental hazards associated with chromium- and nickel-based surface processes, replacing them with clean and environmentally friendly industrial processes for decorative and functional applications. In view of the above, the expected effects are to reduce diseases (e.g. cancer, allergies) and reduce impact to the environment by replacing toxic and carcinogenic chromium and nickel compounds.
The following arrangement is planned:
675 000 SEK