Accession Number:

ADA355244

Title:

Alternative Surface Coatings and Surface Treatments for Hazardous Cadmium Plating of Small Parts

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ROSENBLATT (M) AND SON INC ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

288.0

Abstract:

This report provides the results of a program to evaluate environmentally acceptable alternatives to cadmium plating in U.S. Navy applications. Conclusions resulting from mechanical testing and two-month exposure tests are provided. Several alternative coatings appear to provide corrosion resistance comparable to cadmium on non-complex shapes. In areas with a complex shape, none of the alternatives assessed performed as well as cadmium. No single alternative investigated performed as a universal substitute for cadmium plating.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE