The first global and efficient solution to ban chromium
or fluorated components for passivation / conversion operations
in galvanizing lines.
The target of Silicalloy project is to replace "chromation" after galvanizing or other toxic solution by a new and efficient application. Silicalloy is issued from R&D supported by
the Center for Research in Metallurgy and the Government of the Walloon Region.
Silicalloy products are proven non toxic for people by detailed studies from Nanotoxico Unit (University of Namur). This is a main step for the respect of human health and the environment unlike products based on CrIII or fluorated components.
Now, the product is manufactured by DE LEUZE company, supplier of chemical specialities for the steel industry since 1909. The product is applied in accordance with the expertise of CMI, leader in the design, manufacturing and maintenance of industrial equipment, notably for galvanizing lines.