September 3, 2018

HITEA was a 17-strong consortium, led by Rolls-Royce for industrial aerospace end-users, that was formed to address the need to find replacements for hexavalent chromium following the introduction of regulations to control the use of the material from 2017. Granta is enabling the project to develop a single shared source of knowledge for the consortium partners. By consolidating legacy test data gathered over 40 years with the results of new testing on materials properties and processing, along with unique reference data on restricted substances and regulations, the consortium was able to support effective decision making in the specification and use of alternative coating solutions.