HexChecks Easy Hex Chrome Spot Checking

Figure Engineering has developed a new solution to on-demand spot checking for Hexavalent Chromium: HexChecks. Hex Checks are a SBIR derived product that provides a fast, efficient, and easy to use spot and surface testing method for Hexavalent Chromium.

Built to suit the needs of DoD maintenance, repair, and overhaul operations, Hex Checks are a designed to be carried everywhere and anywhere that Hex Chrome dust might travel.

HexChecks have been designed to provide visual confirmation of Hexavalent Chromium, turning a pink to purple color when meeting Hex Chrome. The darker the color, the higher the concentration.

HexChecks are being developed currently with three packaging options, a small pack that contains 10 testing kits, a large bulk package that contains up to 500 test kits, and the same bulk package that can be filled with 100-500 kits depending on the needs of an organization.


  • Easy break and swipe testing for Hexavalent Chromium
  • Disposable and one-use kits
  • Visual Confirmation
  • Visual How to Use Iconography on the Boxes


  • Safer workstations
  • Knowledge of problem areas
  • Reduce likeliness of worker exposure
  • Ensure Hex Chrome containment technologies are working
  • Reduce OSHA citations
  • Increase worker confidence