Chrome plating is a long, involved process and typically starts with degreasing, rinsing and cleaning, tedious polishing, then buffing, then acid dipping (etching), applying a metal catalyst then nickel and/or copper plating (many times calling for multiple layers) prior to the chrome plating itself. Typically the parts are rinsed in between each process.

As you can imagine, any particulate will show up as a defect and can’t be tolerated.

One auto parts manufacturer was encountering high costs and a severe problem with product reject rate. The rejects were due to par­ticulate from their plating bath causing blemishes in the plating layer. The competitive bath filters were just not filtering their plating solutions properly and consistently.

We immediately involved one of our premium filter suppliers, Pentair Engineered Filtration. Pentair proved to be the perfect choice to develop the proper filter solution.



• Hundreds of thousands of dollars were saved due to lower scrap rate.

• The bottom line result was a competitive product with exceptional dirt holding capacities, precise filtration ratings, repeatable performance, low pressure drops, and high efficiencies.

Put our experience and knowledge to work to­ward solving your problems. Our solutions may save you a lot of time, money and headaches.

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