Opening Cromatipic Competence® Center Barcelona

Friday the 30th of June we had a very successful Grand Opening of the Cromatipic factory in Gavà Barcelona. The opening of the advanced manufacturing line was accompanied by local authorities, IHI Board members and about 100 guests and customers from, for instance, the automotive industry and institutes.

Cromatipic is an environmentally friendly technology in chrome finishing. The technology has many advantages compared to plating on plastics: without using Chromium 6, to be applied for many kind of plastics, consisting of just two layers, keeping products flexible and widening design possibilities.

The event started with several presentations from prominent speakers of Magna, Seat, Fiat, Reydel and Fraunhofer institute. Followed by the official opening ceremony at the factory location.

In the afternoon, all participants could witness a demonstration of the manufacturing line during a social networking event and had the opportunity to visit the quality & analyses laboratory and a small exhibition with contributions from Trumpf (laser processing), Ultimaker (3D printing) and Novellini (decorated bathroom garments). Reydel was showcasing their light-weight interior car dashboard which has integrated several decorated plastic parts that are produced in the Cromatipic factory.

A selection of pictures from Stefan Koopmans and videos of the event from Dutch Media Station can be seen below. Click here to see the video of the Spanish media station Gavà Televisó.

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