RIE Coatings has been working closely with the Department of Defense as they push to eliminate to use of hexavalent chrome containing 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 Secretary 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 government level. They also offer recommendations for various applications.
Below are some coatings used by Defense Contractors we serve:
The following is a partial list of Military specifications met by RIE Coatings:
AM General 5934851
US Army 12469117
US Army 12469123