High Chloride Nickel Bath

Ask an Expert From: Products Finishing, ,

Posted on: 11/1/2003

Question: What is a typical formulation for a high chloride nickel plating bath?

Question:

What is a typical formulation for a high chloride nickel plating bath? Where would a bath of this type be used? M. K.

Answer:

A typical formulation for a bath of this type is as follows:

Component Concentration (g/liter)
Nickel chloride NiCl2• 6H2O 90 – 200
Nickel sulfate NiSO4• 6H2O 75 – 150
Boric acid 30 – 45

A bath of this type is sometimes used in barrel plating. A bath that has a high concentration of nickel chloride has better conductivity than the conventional Watts type bath.

A good article that compares the most common types of nickel plating baths titled Nickel Plating Primer by Beverly Graves.

Comments are reviewed by moderators before they appear to ensure they meet Products Finishing’s submission guidelines.
blog comments powered by Disqus



Suppliers | Products | Experts | News | Articles | Calendar | Process Zones

The Voice of the Finishing Industry Since 1936 Copyright © Gardner Business Media, Inc. 2015

Subscribe | Advertise | Contact Us | All Rights Reserved