Process Approvals

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. Our plating processes and chemistries are used to help finish components in a wide variety of industries such as: automotive, agricultural, electrical, furniture, fasteners and hardware, faucets/fixtures, and more.

Columbia Chemical Global Approved Specifications

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 do not formally list supplier chemistries as approved. Specifications that don’t list approved chemistries simply require verification testing to show that the final plated deposit meets the performance requirements within the specification. Columbia Chemical processes are used in meeting the requirements of additional specifications than these shown so please contact us if you have questions on the specification you need to meet.

OEM/Tier 1 Specification Columbia Chemical Process Description
OEM/Tier 1 Alfagomma
Specification Galvanizing for Hydraulic Components
Columbia Chemical Process Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description Zinc, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 Alfagomma
Specification Galvanizing for Rigid Pipes
Columbia Chemical Process SpectraMATE 25, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 Boeing
Specification BAC5701
Columbia Chemical Process COLCAD 100
Description Cadmium Plating
OEM/Tier 1 Bossard
Specification CCS 3
Columbia Chemical Process SpectraMATE 25, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 Bossard
Specification CCS 3
Columbia Chemical Process SpectraMATE 25, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD UV
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 Chrysler
Specification
Columbia Chemical Process SpectraMATE 25
Description Non-Fasteners
OEM/Tier 1 Chrysler
Specification
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 200 UB
Description
OEM/Tier 1 Chrysler
Specification
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 121
Description
OEM/Tier 1 Chrysler
Specification
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 120, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description
OEM/Tier 1 Chrysler
Specification
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 121, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description
OEM/Tier 1 Delphi
Specification DX551207
Columbia Chemical Process DX551207
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 Delphi
Specification DX551208
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 120, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 Delphi
Specification DX551209
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 120, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 Delphi
Specification DX551212
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 120, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 Delphi
Specification DX551213
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 120, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 Delphi
Specification DX551225
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 120, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 Delphi
Specification DX551232
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 120, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 Delphi
Specification DX551233
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 120, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 Delphi
Specification DX551236
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 120, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 Delphi
Specification DX551237
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 120, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 Delphi
Specification DX551240
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 120, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 Eberhard
Specification Finish Spec Code (24)
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 120, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 Eberhard
Specification Finish Spec Code (25)
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate
OEM/Tier 1 Eberhard
Specification Finish Spec Code (26)
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 120, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description Zinc, Trivalent Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 Eberhard
Specification Finish Spec Code (73)
Columbia Chemical Process TRIVECTA BLACK 350, TRIVECTA SEALER 350
Description Zinc, Trivalent Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 Ford
Specification
Columbia Chemical Process SpectraMATE 25
Description SpectraMATE 25
OEM/Tier 1 Ford
Specification
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 200 UB
Description
OEM/Tier 1 Ford
Specification
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 121
Description
OEM/Tier 1 Ford
Specification
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 120, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description
OEM/Tier 1 Ford
Specification
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 121, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description
OEM/Tier 1 General Motors
Specification GMW3044 N
Columbia Chemical Process GMW3044 N
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate (Blue)
OEM/Tier 1 General Motors
Specification GMW3044 X
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 120, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 General Motors
Specification GMW3044 X
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 121, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 General Motors
Specification GMW3044 X
Columbia Chemical Process SpectraMATE 25, Zinc-Chro-PELLENT
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 General Motors
Specification SpectraMATE 25, Zinc-Chro-PELLENT
Columbia Chemical Process COLTIN-Zn, COLDIP TZ-10, COLFIN TTM-1016
Description Tin-Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 General Motors
Specification GMW4700 B
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP NI-Z TRI BLUE 100, Zinc-Chro-PELLENT
Description Zinc-Nickel, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer (Clear)
OEM/Tier 1 General Motors
Specification GMW4700 Type B
Columbia Chemical Process TRIVECTA NI-Z Black 70, TRIVECTA Sealer 350
Description Zinc-Nickel, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer (Black)
OEM/Tier 1 Honda
Specification MfZn2-C HES 2003-03
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 121
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate
OEM/Tier 1 Honda
Specification MFZn2-C
Columbia Chemical Process EXTREME 110, COLDIP TRI-V 120
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate
OEM/Tier 1 Honda
Specification
Columbia Chemical Process TRICOL DÉCOR
Description Trivalent Chromium Plating
OEM/Tier 1 International
Specification
Columbia Chemical Process NICOL SB SIMPLICITY, NICOL LEVELBRIGHT SINGLE, TRICOL RECLAIM
Description Semi-bright Nickel, Bright Nickel, Trivalent Chromium Plating
OEM/Tier 1 John Deere
Specification JDM F15 (Fasteners)
Columbia Chemical Process SpectraMATE 25, COLFIN TTM-1016
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Torque Tension Modifier
OEM/Tier 1 John Deere
Specification JDM F15 (Fasteners)
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 200 UB, COLFIN TTM-1016
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Torque Tension Modifier
OEM/Tier 1 John Deere
Specification JDM F15 (Fasteners)
Columbia Chemical Process SpectraMate 25, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 John Deere
Specification JDM F15 (Fasteners)
Columbia Chemical Process SpectraMate 25, Zinc-Chro-SHIELD UV
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 John Deere
Specification JDM F21 (Symbol A / Fasteners)
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V Zn-Ni True Blue 1000, COLFIN TTM-1016
Description Zinc-Nickel, Trivalent Passivate, Torque Tension Modifier (Clear)
OEM/Tier 1 John Deere
Specification JDM F21 (Symbol F / Fasteners)
Columbia Chemical Process TRIVECTA Ni-Z Black 70, COLFIN TTM-1016
Description Zinc-Nickel, Trivalent Passivate, Torque Tension Modifier (Black)
OEM/Tier 1 Medeco/Assa Abloy
Specification
Columbia Chemical Process NICOLD BRIGHT INDEX SINGLE
Description Bright Nickel
OEM/Tier 1 Medeco/Assa Abloy
Specification
Columbia Chemical Process TRICOL DÉCOR
Description Trivalent Chromium Plating
OEM/Tier 1 National Cash Register (NCR)
Specification 009-0020301
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 121
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate
OEM/Tier 1 National Cash Register (NCR)
Specification 009-0020301
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 200 UB
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate
OEM/Tier 1 PACCAR
Specification
Columbia Chemical Process NICOL SB SIMPLICITY, NICOL LEVELBRIGHT SINGLE, TRICOL RECLAIM
Description Semi-bright Nickel, Bright Nickel, Trivalent Chromium Plating
OEM/Tier 1 Rittal
Specification AA-TL-37
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 121
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate
OEM/Tier 1 Toyota
Specification
Columbia Chemical Process TRICOL DÉCOR
Description Trivalent Chromium Plating
OEM/Tier 1 Tractor Supply
Specification
Columbia Chemical Process NICOL SB SIMPLICITY, NICOL LEVELBRIGHT SINGLE, TRICOL RECLAIM
Description Semi-bright Nickel, Bright Nickel, Trivalent Chromium Plating
OEM/Tier 1 TRW
Specification TRW-PS00005/TS548
Columbia Chemical Process COLDIP TRI-V 121
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate
OEM/Tier 1 TRW
Specification TRW-PS00005/TS548
Columbia Chemical Process SpectraMATE 25
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate
OEM/Tier 1 Volkswagen
Specification TL 217
Columbia Chemical Process COLZINC ACF II, SpectraMATE 25, Zinc-Chro-PELLENT
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate, Sealer
OEM/Tier 1 Volkswagen
Specification TL 217
Columbia Chemical Process COLZINC ACF II, SpectraMATE 25
Description Zinc, Trivalent Passivate
OEM/Tier 1 Volvo
Specification
Columbia Chemical Process NICOL SB SIMPLICITY, NICOL LEVELBRIGHT SINGLE, TRICOL RECLAIM
Description Semi-bright Nickel, Bright Nickel, Trivalent Chromium Plating