Trion Coatings, LLC, which incubated which is based in South Bend, Indiana, was formed for the purpose of developing an environmentally friendly alternative to hexavalent chromium for functional and decorative surface finishing applications. This technology is called SAFE Chrome. Developing a safe alternative to hexavalent chromium presents advantages in the market as the global regulatory environment becomes more stringent. Trion Coatings’ patent-pending process uses trivalent chromium and a proprietary ionic liquid solution that offers faster electroplating speeds, improved wear resistance and overall higher performance results than traditional hexavalent chrome, while offering an excellent health and safety profile. Website: