DYNAPLATE Cr-HS is a specially formulated High Speed Functional Chromium electroplating process which is fluoride free. The high-speed capabilities are a function of the chemistry design, which allows higher current efficiencies. The system has the capability of processing at much higher current densities as compared to conventional systems, which do not use secondary catalysts. The increase in the deposition rate is a result of the increase in the current efficiency.
The electroplated deposits from the DYNAPLATE Cr-HS system exhibit very shiny, bright and smooth surfaces. The micro-hardness of the deposit shows values in the 1,000 KHN100 range, with a micro-cracked count greater than 1,000 cracks per linear inch providing superior corrosion resistance. With these characteristics, there is a very noticeable increase in the wear performance of this deposit.