The environmental advantages of Topclad Laser Cladding
Prepared for a European ban on chromium-6
Chromium-6 is a chemical used in many industrial coatings, but it has been linked to severe health hazard. As a result, the European Commission has authorized the use of chromium-6 for no longer than September 2024 and is expected to ban chromium-6 completely after this date. The Topclad laser clad layers are free of chromium-6 and ensure that our customers are prepared for a more sustainable future.
No waste, no chemicals and a low energy consumption
The environmental footprint and health hazards of laser cladding are
much smaller, especially as compared to the NiCr-process. The
energy consumption for laser cladding is 90% lower, there is no use
of any chemical and no waste.