Process Approvals

Our plating processes and chemistries are used to help finish components that are ultimately used in a wide range of end-use products and industries. We work very closely with automotive and other original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) to ensure that we are providing plating processes that exceed their requirements in the areas of corrosion protection, surface lubricity, abrasion resistance, color and brightness.

Some of the industries that we help serve include:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Appliance
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Furniture
  • Fasteners & Hardware
  • Faucets and Fixtures

Some OEM’s have a qualification process to allow for our plating chemistries to be formally approved for their specifications while other OEM’s and component manufacturers will not formally list ours or other supplier’s chemistries as approved. Specifications that don’t list approved chemistries will still require verification testing to show that the final plated deposit meets the performance requirements within the specification.

Columbia Chemical Global Approved Specifications

You can download (PDF) a list of some of the more notable OEM specifications that our products are approved for or considered to satisfy. Columbia Chemical processes are used in meeting the requirements of many more specifications than these shown so please contact us with questions on the specification that you need to meet.