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AeroTek installs chrome plating line for nuclear components

In order to support the refurbishment of Ontario’s nuclear reactors, AeroTek has implemented a CSA 3800/Z299.3 approved chrome plating process that meets or exceeds all environmental standards.

AeroTek’s chrome plating line uses the Atotech Unichrome solution which produces a smooth, satiny and fault-free surface. The chrome plating line is supported by 3 separate cranes with 1200 lb. capacity each for the 4 ft deep, 7 ft long and 2 ft wide tank. This enables AeroTek to accurately position parts up to 11.5 feet long vertically over the tank. The line uses a single rectifier and conforming anodes for plating and includes a separate strip tank and rectifier with an oven capable of de-embrittlement baking parts up to 16 feet long.

To ensure compliance to the Ministry Of the Environment and Climate Change(MOECC) exhaust regulations, AeroTek applied for the Certificate of Air(CA) from MOECC in 2014 and recently was awarded a new CA for the entire facility including chrome plating.

Interested customers should contact AeroTek’s Cathy Geddis (Ext. 305,, Jonathan Schofield (Ext. 306, or Matthew Schofield (Ext. 309,, regarding available capacity. Site visits are also welcome.


AeroTek Manufacturing Ltd. is a world-class aerospace processing facility strategically located in Whitby, Ontario, along the Toronto-Montreal corridor close to the Hwy401, allowing the Company to provide efficient coating services to the Canadian aerospace industry. The Company specializes in providing traditional as well as environmentally friendly aerospace coatings, including anodizing (hardcoat, sulfuric, light-sulphuric, boricsulfuric), electroplating (cadmium, silver, gold, copper, nickel), chemical films (passivation, dry film lubricants), aerospace paints and Ion Vapour Deposition of Aluminium.

AeroTek has acquired more than 400 aerospace OEM process approvals including Boeing, Goodrich, SAFRAN, Bombardier, Airbus, Sikorsky, Bell Helicopter, Honeywell, GE, Pratt and Whitney and many more. The Company has also recently been approved by SAFRAN to perform landing gear maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services.

AeroTek is ISO 9001/AS9100 and NADCAP certified.

For more information, please contact: Cathy Geddis General Manager 1-905-666-3400 x 305 or



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