RIE Coatings has been working closely with the Department of Defense as they push to eliminate to use of hexavalent chrome containg products as well as heavy metals, such as cadmium. A memo released by the DoD in April of 2009 (click here for copy of memo) called for all department heads to submit plans to the Secratary of Defense on how they will comply with the proposed changes.
Below are some sites that deal directly with the elimination of hexavalent chromium on the governement level. They also offer recomendations for various applications.
Below are some coatings used by Defense Contractors we serve:
Magni 565 with/or without CARC 383 Green Topcoat
(Finish IAW Drawing 12469117; Topcaot, Green 383, IAW MIL-DTL-64159 or MIL-C-53039, Dry Film Thickness 1.8mils Minimum)