1986-02-01

Automotive Cadmium: Safe at the Plate, Sound as a Pigment 860612

The automotive industry has traditionally capitalized on two of cadmium's qualities:
  • The material's ability to plate on other metals, providing a unique array of surface qualities which can only be matched by more costly substitutes.
  • The element's propensity to impart striking, long-lasting colors when employed as a pigment.
In recent years, several environmental “scares” have turned some automakers away from cadmium's cost-effective qualities. The Cadmium Council, through research, market development and publicity, is working to reverse the trend. The key messages:
  • Cadmium presents no health or environmental threat when handled properly.
  • The revitalized use of cadmium would help automakers meet their quality objectives more cost effectively.

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