Since its establishment in 2012, Nostetta portfolio company Savroc has developed TripleHard chrome coating to offer the chrome plating industry a more durable and more sustainable alternative to conventional hard chrome.

TripleHard’s performance, such as hardness, wear resistance and lower friction, exceeds the performance of conventional hard chrome, enabling a variety of opportunities to save costs in terms of extended maintenance cycles and decreased energy costs, for example. Unlike the plating process of traditional hard chrome, TripleHard plating process does not contain chromic acids harmful to the environment and people working in the process.

Savroc has “Good laboratory results are not enough, the performance has to be industrially proven as well”, says Osmo Jahkola, the CEO of Savroc in an article (in Finnish) published by the leading technology publication of Finland, Tekniikka&Talous.

Today, TripleHard coating’s benefits have been industrially proven in a variety of applications for over 2,5 years. The current customers include for example a Finnish hydraulic cylinder manufacturer Hydroline and a French agricultural machinery manufacturer Egretier, in addition to an automation manufacturer and some weapon manufacturers. In July 2018, Europe’s biggest cylinder manufacturer ASO Group agreed to take TripleHard coating method into use.

Finnish speaking readers: check the whole story of Savroc and TripleHard in Tekniikka&Talous.