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Chromium is an element. Objects are not normally made of chromium, but may be Chrome plated (covered with a thin layer of Chromium).
Chrome plating requires high concentrations of Chromic Acid, a potent carcinogen with vast environmental pollution potential. Many cities prohibit chrome-plating operations within their boundaries.
Chrome plating can be applied to steel, stainless steel, copper, aluminum and even plastics.
Here are the advantages of Chrome Plating:
-Decorative: Chrome plating produces the brightest surface short of mirrored glass, hence is used in ornamentation of automobiles and motorcycles.
-Wear resistance for plastics
-Provides electrical conductivity for plastics
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