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Topic Title: ARTICLE: Chrome-free Conversion Coatings for Magnesium Die Castings – A Review
Topic Summary: J. I. Skar et. al. of Hydro Corporate Research Center
Created On: 9/20/2007 2:52 PM

 9/20/2007 2:52 PM

Lynette Karabin

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Joined: 2/5/2007

While chromate conversion coatings are effective for magnesium prior to painting and adhesive bonding, regulations of the European Union restrict their use because of the carcinogenic effect of hexavalent chromium. In this paper, alternatives to chromate are given and discussed with respect to quality, health and environment.

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SOURCE: Skar, J. I., L. K. Sivertsen and j. M. Oster. “Chrome-free Conversion Coatings for Magnesium Die Castings – A Review”. Proceedings from ICEPAM 2004, Holmenkollen Park Hotell. June 16-18. 2004.


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