DCX CHROME
 

ABOUT US

 
 

DCX Chrome, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delachaux group, is the leading producer of aluminothermic chrome metal.

Driven by a continuous focus on quality, service and innovation, DCX Chrome has been producing high quality material for over 80 years

We are the precursor in the development of high purity degassed chrome metal – DDB, originally patented by DCX Chrome - Delachaux.

We also have an unparalleled expertise and know-how in chrome metal powders, using unique grinding technologies.

Based in France, we are a major supplier of chrome metal to the superalloy, special steel, hard-facing, welding, powder metallurgy and aluminium industries, and supply customers worldwide.

DCX Chrome is certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

 
  •  
    1902
     

    1902

    Clarence Leon Delachaux started an industrial company dedicated to the tramway, developing an aluminothermic welding process for rail tracks.

     
  •  
    1932
     

    1932

    Delachaux starts producing chrome metal in Gennevilliers, close to Paris, France

     
  •  
    1955
     

    1955

    Delachaux starts supplying chrome metal to the Defense Logistics Agency (USA Stockpile)

     
  •  
    1984
     

    1984

    Delachaux Metal Inc., an Ohio-based USA subsidiary for warehousing and supplies of chrome metal to the USA market, is founded

     
  •  
    1987
     

    1987

    Delachaux initiates production of patented DDB (double degassed briquettes)

     
  •  
    1997
     

    1997

    Relocation of our production facilities to Marly (Northern France) to increase production capacity to 12,000 tons/year

     
  •  
    2002
     

    2002

    In-house valorization of chrome metal by-product : chrome alumina

     
  •  
    2013
     

    2013

    Delachaux Metals Division is renamed DCX Chrome (Delachaux Group)

     

Chrome metal

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Airmelt grade

Airmelt grade chrome metal is used for production of special steels and superalloys, for a great variety of industries as diverse as aerospace, oil & gas exploration and production, industrial gas turbines, automotive, chemical and nuclear. It is also used for hardfacing, aluminium and copper alloys.

SPECIFICATIONS

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Vacuum grade
low nitrogen

Vacuum grade chrome metal is primarily used for production of superalloys, where low gas content is critical.

SPECIFICATIONS

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DDB - High purity grade

DDB (Double Degassed Briquettes) high purity grade chrome metal is used for production of critical parts for aerospace, industrial gas turbines and high technology industries.
The low gas and sulfur content is achieved through a degassing process, originally patented by DCX Chrome – Delachaux.

SPECIFICATIONS

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Chrome metal powder

Chrome metal powders are used for production of welding electrodes, flux-cored wires, for thermal spray, aluminium hardeners and powder metallurgy applications.
Grain size distribution and chemical analysis are guaranteed through a strict process and quality control.

SPECIFICATIONS

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Chrome nitride

Chrome nitride is used to adjust residual nitrogen in superalloys, and for production of medical alloys. Nitrogen content can be adjusted upon request.
Chrome nitride powders are also available for welding applications.

SPECIFICATIONS

06

Chrome carbide

Chrome carbide (high carbon chrome metal) is used for Nickel and Cobalt alloys in welding and hardfacing applications.
Carbon content can be adjusted upon request.

SPECIFICATIONS

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Chrome alumina

Chrome alumina is generated during the production of aluminothermic chrome metal.
Chrome alumina is a very hard aggregate, with no free silica. It is resistant to high temperatures and thermal shocks, and has high erosion and abrasion resistance properties.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Contact us

 
 

  • DCX Chrome SAS – Delachaux group
    Immeuble West Plaza
    9 rue du Debarcadere, 92707 Colombes Cedex, France
    Phone +33 1 46 88 15 00
    info@dcx-chrome.com
  • Production site
    68, rue Jean Jaures, 59770 Marly, France
    Phone +33 3 27 20 07 77
  • USA - Delachaux Metal Inc.
    26 Interstate Drive - P.O. BOX 69, Napoleon, Ohio 43545, USA
    Phone 631-673-0212
    info@dcx-chrome.com