Vecalloy Chrome Free Wire

August 12, 2015

Hexavalent Chromium [Cr(VI)] is one of the valence states (+6) of the element chromium. According to The Occupational Safety and Health Organization  it is usually produced by an industrial process and is known to cause cancer. “It is estimated that 558,000 workers are potentially exposed to Cr(VI) in the United States. Workplace exposures occur mainly in the following areas:

  • Welding and other types of “hot work” on stainless steel and other metals that contain chromium
  • Use of pigment, spray paints and coatings
  • Operating Chrome Plating Baths

Polymet is excited to announce the newest wire product to our Vecalloy product line. Vecalloy Chrome Free.

Vecalloy Chrome Free produces a hard wear resistant coating and is safe and environmentally friendly. Eliminate the dangers and pollutants of welding and thermal spraying Chrome with Chrome Free wire!

This material is a well suited replacement for Cr-bearing hardfacing products in a variety of applications. It is suitable for use in any application where hardfacing products are employed – including nanocrystalline and amorphous coatings.

For any questions regarding this wire or any Polymet products please contact us by email at ; call 844-411-4694 or visit

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