Welcome to ICDA

The International Chromium Development Association (ICDA) is the world’s leading, independent voice of the chromium industry. Representing members across the value chain, we encourage best practice, promote sustainable uses and responsible sourcing of chromium in all its forms and unite the industry around a common goal of continuous improvement.

Why is chromium essential?

Chromium plays a significant role in our daily lives and is crucial to a sustainable world. It has many unique uses across the global industrial, construction and architecture, health, energy and transportation industries. From stainless steel to special steels and leather tanning to surface treatment and pigments, learn more about the extraordinary uses of chromium in our modern world.

Key chromium applications

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Celebrate 40 years of ICDA!

5-7 November 2024

Cape Town, South Africa

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