March 2020 - March 2022

Purpose and goals

The goal with this project is to develop a safe and environmentally friendly coating process for replacing hard chrome with good protection against corrosive and mechanical wear for coating surfaces on moulding tools, components, and machine parts. We want to use the physical evaporation technology (PVD), which is much more environmentally friendly than the current galvanizing process used to deposit hard chromium, including chemicals that are hazardous to personnel and the environment, including carcinogenic chromium IV.

Expected effects and results

We want to be able to replace the current dangerous galvanizing process with a safer and more environmentally friendly coating process. Our expectation is to produce a functional coating that is equivalent to or better than hard chrome.

The project is a collaboration between CemeCon Scandinavia A/S, Department of Materials and Production at Aalborg University, Gebr. Potthast GmbH & Co. KG, and Husqvarna AB.

​This project has received funding from the European Commission (Horizon 2020) and EUREKA with co-funding from Innovation Fund Denmark,
​Vinnova, and Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), under the Eurostars Programme (project no. E!114086)

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CemeCon Scandinavia A/S

Navervej 28, ​DK-8382 Hinnerup
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VAT: DK-32293395


Telephone: +45 70 22 11 61


Preliminary​ closing days:

​14/4-18/4  (2022)

13/5 (2022)

26/5-27/5 (2022)

6/6 (2022)

24/12-1/1 (2022/2023)

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