Advanced materialsCDTIOther National Projects



Development of coating technologies decorative PVD alternatives to electroplating chrome for the automotive sector


Through this project Continental aims to develop an alternative method for the production of chrome parts that is environmentally clean and based on physical vapor deposition (PVD). The current technology is characterized by high consumption of water, energy and generates a large amount of contaminated liquid effluents with heavy metals. In addition, technology has risks for both the environment and human health. Now, environmental legislation requires the removal of this technology.

CDTI grant: 288’573 €

EEA grant: 72’143 €

Financial Framework: EEA Grants

Contract number: IDI-20140962

Start Date: 01/08/2014

End Date: 31/12/2015

Contact Manager: S. Nieva