«After having built a good reputation for our work in galvanizing, burnishing, and phosphating” begins Oreste Anelotti, founder of the company “ in the last three to four years, given that these treatments no longer offered the potential of the past, we have moved towards two innovative processes, concerning products and materials intended for contact with water and other liquid foodstuffs, which today account for about 40% of our business”. These processes were launched in the industrial field with the names Ruveco® and TEA®. The first is a process to remove lead from the brass used in the manufacture of valves and tapware, which, despite having a low lead content, nonetheless contaminate drinking water. In this regard, it should be remembered that lead accumulated in the body already begins to demonstrate its toxicity at minimal concentrations of 80-100 µg/l in the blood, particularly dangerous for children. For this reason, the regulations of various countries regarding drinking water are aligning their maximum permitted lead values with the WHO recommended level of 10 µg/l. “The Ruveco® process – explains the owner – enables the lead on the surface of the brass to be effectively and cost-effectively eliminated ensuring that the treated products fully comply with the new regulations on the release of lead in drinking water. It consists of a series of specially formulated baths for deleading, washing, and finishing and a regeneration system for the recycling of treatment baths. The TEA® (Ternary Eco Alloy) process, on the other hand, is implemented with a very stable electrodeposited intermetallic alloy that replaces the classic electrolytic nickel-chromium coating on industrial tapware items (spheres, valves, manifolds, etc.). It complies with the limits established by international regulations applied to water intended for human ingestion, in particular by the NSF 61 section 8 pH5 Commercial hot water application (82°C), considered the most rigid test of all relevant legislation. The TEA® treatment offers the possibility of shiny coatings, with ample guarantees of resistance to wear and corrosion: 400 Vickers hardness, 200 hours in neutral saline mist according to DIN 50021, ASTM B 117, UNI ISO 9227.».