Global Wear Coatings Market Report 2016: Hard Chrome & its Alternatives - Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts Report 2016-2022

Feb 03, 2016, 10:10 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Markets in Wear Coatings: Hard Chrome and its Alternatives - 2016" report to their offering.

Success in wear coating markets will depend almost completely on a balance of cost and performance that will be highly application-specific. Many, if not most, chrome substitutes like thermal spray will require higher up-front costs, usually in the form of equipment purchases. However, longer component lifetimes and reduced frequency of repairs can lead to significant long-term savings, not to mention the benefits of improved performance.

Other alternatives offer a crossover benefit that depends on the scale of implementation or other factors. For example, PVD is more expensive than chrome for small lots but can be significantly less expensive in large-scale production. Most alternatives also offer a large advantage in reduced hazardous waste management costs compared to hexavalent chrome.

The study "Markets in Wear Coatings: Hard Chrome and its Alternatives" examines each of the leading alternative technologies in detail: its capabilities, limitations and most promising applications. The report also explores their potential in major market segments and forecasts markets to 2022. 

Report Features:

The Chrome Plating Industry

  • Health and environmental issues
  • Effects of pollution control laws
  • The industry today
  • Economic factors
  • Drawbacks in hard chrome

Chrome plating Market Analysis

  • Aerospace
  • Oil & gas
  • Hydraulics & heavy machinery
  • General industry
  • Today's economy
  • New legislation
  • Geographic segmentation

Chrome Plating Alternatives

  • Hard trivalent chrome
  • Plasma spray
  • High velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF)
  • High velocity air-fueled (HVAF)
  • Twin wire arc spray
  • Electro-spark deposition
  • Electroless nickel plating
  • Electroless nickel boron plating
  • Electroless nickel composite plating
  • Electrodeposited nanocrystalline cobalt-phosphorus coatings
  • Nickel-cobalt alloy coatings
  • Plated tin alloys
  • Explosive bonding
  • Laser cladding
  • Physical vapor deposition (PVD)
  • Intensified plasma-assisted processing

2016 to 2022 forecasts

  • Aerospace
  • Actuator hydraulics
  • Landing gear
  • Gas turbines
  • Other Components
  • General industrial
  • Automotive
  • Agriculture
  • Pulp & paper
  • Transportation & roads
  • Mining
  • Heavy equipment
  • Oil & gas
  • Stamping and molding

Report Structure:

Executive Summary

1: Introduction

2: The Hard Chrome Plating Industry

3: Hard Chrome Markets and Market Drivers

4: Alternative Technologies to Hexavalent Chrome Plating

5: Markets for Chrome Alternatives

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