The CD process is a primary requirement for rolling mills work roll application. This process consists of electrolytic deposition of a metallic chrome layer which has specific and unique properties.

This layer has a micro-cracked structure providing low stress, high lubricity, low coefficient of friction and high reproducibility of the substrate roughness. High density micro-cracks act as lubricant reservoirs and effectively reduce the strip/roll contact area.

Benefits of chrome plating to cold mills :

  • Increase rolls life
  • Reduced stock removal
  • Increase resistance to rolls damage
  • Improve strip flatness and cleanness
  • Improve mill reduction (energy savings)
  • Reduce mills downtime
  • Increase choice of rolls manufacturer and variety of inventory