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Seminar - Alternative coatings and treatments to replace hard chrome

Sirris is organising, in cooperation with Critt, Materia Nova, UMons and VOM, a seminar on alternative coatings to replace hexavalent chromium-based coatings, the use of which is in principle prohibited by REACH. This as part of the Alt Ctrl Trans project.
Logo Interreg-project Altr Ctrl Trans

The Interreg project Alt Ctrl Trans was launched in 2019 and aims to develop and promote feasible and efficient alternatives to hard chrome plating for the transport and processing industry, to meet their real needs.

In addition to the presentation of some of the results of the project, including the presentation of a website that aims to guide companies in the choice of an alternative to hard hexavalent chromium, industrial cases where alternative coatings or treatments have been successfully applied will also be presented.

Programme

13:00 Welcome
13:30 'Overview of alternative coatings and surface treatments to replace hard chrome' - Walter Lauwerens (Sirris) and Mireille Poelman (Materia Nova)
14:10 'Trivalent chrome-based coatings: a solution?' - Grégory Gilbert (Materia Nova)
14:35 'Innovative coatings and processes resulting from the Alt Ctrl Trans project' - Muslum Yunacti and Véronique Vitry (Université Mons)
15:00 Break
15:30 'Electroless nickel plating and variants as successful alternative for hexavalent hard chrome deposits: examples from practice' - Mark Decker (Kanigen Works Benelux)
15:50

'Technology and Applications of High Performance Thin Film Coatings to replace hard chrome layers' -

Georges Volders (Oerlikon Balzers Coating Benelux)

16:10 'Properties and applications of HVOF thermally sprayed coatings'- Jeroen Belis (AMW Industry)
16:30 'Experiences with ultra-high speed laser cladding to create wear resistant surfaces' - Francis van Oijen (CZL Tilburg)
16:50 Conclusions
17:00 Drink

 

Notice

The working language for this seminar is English.

Participation is free, but registration is required, as the number of participants is limited to 100, so be quick to register!

The ALT CTRL TRANS project, with the support of Interreg France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), proposes to develop on pilot scale the implementation of one or more alternatives for hard chrome plating (and the current trivalent chrome plating methods), based on metal coating, and to promote this for the transportation sector and metal transformation.

 

Date

30 November 2022 13:00 - 17:30

Location

Sirris, MRC Gent
Technologiepark 48
9052 Zwijnaarde
Belgium

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Price

Free, but registration is required

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Date

30 November 2022 13:00 - 17:30

Location

Sirris, MRC Gent
Technologiepark 48
9052 Zwijnaarde
Belgium

Google maps

Price

Free, but registration is required