Consortium finds safer alternatives for aerospace and defense

A consortium, led by the University of Massachusetts-Lowell’s Toxics Use Reduction Institute, that evaluates safer alternatives to coatings containing hexavalent chromium used in the aerospace and defense industry has published its final results for conversion coatings.

Research Manager Greg Morose, in partnership with Raytheon Technologies and Lockheed Martin, authored the recent article in the Journal of Aerospace and Technology and Management. Test results of three conversion coatings that don’t contain hexavalent chromium passed several industry specific performance requirements.

Learn more about the research.

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