Consultation on alternatives for Applications for authorisation:
Webform to submit comments

Using the webform below you may submit your comments for the consultation on alternatives to an Annex XIV substance for the uses for which ECHA has received applications for authorisation. For details on the consultation process, please refer to Applications for Authorisation webpage.

You are requested to provide basic information on possible alternative(s) in the webform below and more detailed information in a “complete version” and a “public version” of your submission as separate attachments.

Instructions on how to organise and submit the information on alternatives are available in the document:
Submission of information on alternatives by interested third parties for the consultations on alternatives for Applications for Authorisation

The same document outlines what sections of your submission will be published on ECHA’s website.

The following formats can be used to organise in an attachment the ”complete version” and the “public version” of the information on the alternative you wish to present:
- Format for third party submission of information on alternatives (”complete version”)
- Format for third party submission of information on alternatives (”public version”)

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 I. Contact information
1. Personal information

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How do you prefer to be contacted by ECHA if its scientific committee has follow-up questions regarding the “complete” and “public” versions of your submission? *

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If you choose this option for communication, ECHA does not, to the extent permitted by law, accept any liability for any external compromise of confidentiality in relation to communications sent via registered mail.

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 II. Comments
1. Alternative
1.1 Type of Alternative

Note: For instructions on how to define your alternative, please consult the document: Guide to third party submission of information on alternatives.



Technical alternative (i.e., an adaptation or a change in the technology, process, procedure, device, modification of end product or other solutions)
1.2. Information on the Alternative


|Note: Use this field if you have selected "Technical alternative" in section 1.1. Type of Alternative
 2. ”Public version” attachment

Note: Use Template for third party submission of information on alternatives to prepare your submission.
Maximum file size is 10 MB Maximum file size is 10 MB

Please note that the ECHA Committees will formulate their opinion on the availability of suitable alternatives taking into account only the “complete version” of your submission, if such is provided. However, when asking the applicant(s) for clarifications on possible alternatives and when preparing the final opinion, the Committees can refer only to the information submitted by you which has been deemed non-confidential. For this reason, please ensure that you provide a meaningfull ”public version” of your submission.

ECHA will make this attachment publicly available as provided. Please ensure that all confidential information has been blanked out and does not contain any confidential information either in the text itself, in the properties of the submitted file or in any metadata contained therein. ECHA will not be held liable for any damages caused by making the attachment publicly available.

 3. “Complete version” attachment

Upload the “Complete version” of your submission:
Note: Use Format for third party submission of information on alternatives to prepare your submission. Ensure that you provide clear justifications for all information which you claim not to be made publicly available as laid out in the format instructions.

Maximum file size is 10 MB Maximum file size is 10 MB

Please note that the Committees will formulate their opinion by taking into account only the information in the “complete version” of your submission if such is provided.

Please note that if an access to documents application pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to documents is received regarding this information, in order to define its position ECHA will have to perform first an assessment of the content of this information. Therefore, you are requested to indicate any reason for which disclosure of this information should be denied (in the justification section in the format for third party submission of information on alternatives). Please note that ECHA can examine as valid only reasons appearing in Article 4 of the Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to documents.

 4. Type of comment

These buttons are purely for the purpose of categorising comment. They will not be taken into account in the opinion-making process.




 5. Consultation selection

Note: Select the consultations for which the above information on the alternative is applicable.

 Consultation NumberSubstance NameEC NumberCAS NumberDeadline for commentsApplicant(s)Broad information on use applied For
0285-01Chromium trioxide215-607-81333-82-011/01/2023Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbHIndustrial use of chromium trioxide for functional chrome plating of actuation and landing gear systems for the aviation industry
0285-02Chromium trioxide215-607-81333-82-011/01/2023Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH Industrial use of chromium trioxide for surface treatment of aluminium alloys for applications in the aerospace industries unrelated to functional chrome plating
0286-01Chromium trioxide215-607-81333-82-011/01/2023Hartchrom-beck GmbH.; Heinrich Schnarr GmbH; Kreft & Röhrig GmbH; Rudolf Jatzke Galvanik-Hartchrom Günter Holthöfer GmbH & Co. KG; Johann Maffei GmbH & Co. KG; Schornberg Galvanik GmbH; Wissing Hartchrom GmbHChromium trioxide-based functional chrome plating of axially/rotationally symmetrical components requiring optimal tribological surface properties (resulting from microcracked surface) to ensure low surface friction under lubrication
0286-02Chromium trioxide215-607-81333-82-011/01/2023Hartchrom-beck GmbH.; Heinrich Schnarr GmbH; Kreft & Röhrig GmbH; Rudolf Jatzke Galvanik-Hartchrom Günter Holthöfer GmbH & Co. KG; Johann Maffei GmbH & Co. KG; Schornberg Galvanik GmbH; Wissing Hartchrom GmbHChromium trioxide-based functional chrome plating of axially/rotationally symmetrical components requiring high wear resistant surfaces to withstand abrasive forces occurring in their application
0286-03Chromium trioxide215-607-81333-82-011/01/2023Hartchrom-beck GmbH.; Kreft & Röhrig GmbH; Rudolf Jatzke Galvanik-Hartchrom Günter Holthöfer GmbH & Co. KG; Johann Maffei GmbH & Co. KG; Schornberg Galvanik GmbH; Wissing Hartchrom GmbHChromium trioxide-based functional chrome plating of components with complex 3-dimensional geometry (not axially/rotationally symmetrical) requiring optimal tribological surface properties ( resulting from microcracked surface) to ensure low surface friction under lubrication
0286-04Chromium trioxide215-607-81333-82-011/01/2023Hartchrom-beck GmbH.; Kreft & Röhrig GmbH; Rudolf Jatzke Galvanik-Hartchrom Günter Holthöfer GmbH & Co. KG; Johann Maffei GmbH & Co. KG; Schornberg Galvanik GmbH; Wissing Hartchrom GmbHChromium trioxide-based functional chrome plating of components with complex 3-dimensional geometry (not axially/rotationally symmetrical) requiring high wear resistant surfaces to withstand abrasive forces occurring in their application
0287-01Chromium trioxide215-607-81333-82-011/01/2023Bacrom S.L.Industrial use of chromium trioxide for the hard plating of various end-products made of steel for the industry manufacturers to provide hardness, corrosion resistance, low friction coefficient, good surface roughness, thickness, and excellent surface condition
0288-01Chromium trioxide215-607-81333-82-011/01/2023Leonardo S.p.A.Functional chrome plating of military gun barrels and outer jacket surfaces using chromium trioxide
0289-01Chromium trioxide215-607-81333-82-011/01/2023Fabbrica d'armi Pietro Beretta SPAChromium trioxide based functional plating of gun barrel bores and auxiliary parts for assault rifles, carbines and pistols for non-civilian uses.
0289-02Chromium trioxide215-607-81333-82-011/01/2023Fabbrica d'armi Pietro Beretta SPAChromium trioxide based functional chrome plating of gun barrel bores and auxiliary parts for semi-automatic shotguns, over/under, side-by-side shotguns, pistols and carbines for civilian uses.
0290-01Chromium trioxide215-607-81333-82-011/01/2023Fir Italia S.p.A.Industrial use of chromium trioxide for the functional chrome plating with decorative character of items for the hydrosanitary sector
0291-01Chromium trioxide215-607-81333-82-011/01/2023BELLONI S.a.s. DI BELLONI ADRIANO & C.Industrial use of chromium trioxide for the plating of coffee machine parts in contact with water and food
0292-01Chromium trioxide215-607-81333-82-011/01/2023Artech SRLIndustrial use of chromium trioxide for the functional chrome plating with decorative character of steel tubes and plates incorporated in machines for the agri-food industry, leisure, household furniture and automotive industries
0293-01Chromium trioxide215-607-81333-82-011/01/2023Talleres Aykrom, S.A.Industrial use of Chromium Trioxide in functional chrome plating of metallic pieces required in different industrial sectors such as corrugated rolls to meet hardness, wear resistance, corrosion resistance, good surface condition, low friction coefficient and coating adhesion requirements
0294-01Chromium trioxide215-607-81333-82-011/01/2023Kludi GmbH & Co. KG; Kludi-Armaturen AUSTRIA Ges.m.b.H.Functional chrome plating with decorative character of metal and plastic substrates for sanitary applications
0294-02Chromium trioxide215-607-81333-82-011/01/2023Kludi GmbH & Co. KG; Kludi-Armaturen AUSTRIA Ges.m.b.H.Pre-treatment (“etching”) of plastic substrates using chromium trioxide in electroplating processes for sanitary applications
0295-01Chromium trioxide215-607-81333-82-011/01/2023Ugitech Saint-EtienneIndustrial use of chromium trioxide for the functional chrome plating of stainless-steel bars, mainly designed to be cylinder rods, used in aggressive and corrosive environments in diverse sectors such as transportation
0296-01Chromium trioxide215-607-81333-82-011/01/2023MAHLE - Componentes de Motores, S.A.Chromium-trioxide-based functional chrome plating of piston rings for automotive applications