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Latest Christopher Schuh Stories

2009-05-26 11:57:47

U.S. scientists say they've created a new alloy to replace chrome as a protective shiny coating, thereby eliminating the dangerous chrome industrial process. Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists said chrome adds beauty and durability to a wide range of metal products -- from bathroom fixtures to car bumpers -- but those products come at a heavy cost. Although cheap to produce and harmless to consumers, the scientists said the industrial process used to create chrome is dangerous...

2009-05-21 09:25:00

Ever since the 1940s, chrome has been used to add a protective coating and shiny luster to a wide range of metal products, from bathroom fixtures to car bumpers.Chrome adds beauty and durability, but those features come at a heavy cost. Though it's cheap to produce and harmless to consumers, the industrial process to create it is dangerous for workers and pollutes the environment."People have been trying to replace it for a very long time," says Christopher Schuh, MIT associate professor of...