MacDermid’s NiKlad Eclipse, on display at Sur/Fin 2011, is a process designed to consistently produce a true black electroless nickel deposit on a wide variety of substrates. NiKlad Eclipse deposits typically measure 22 on the L.A.B color scale, with a 94-96% absorption rate. The deposits provide excellent corrosion protection, and withstand more than 1,000 hours of neutral salt spray exposure per ASTM B-117. NiKlad Eclipse deposits are UV stable, and will not fade or discolor over time or with prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, the company says. NiKlad Eclipse uses electroless nickel technology to produce a uniform black deposit even on the most complex components. NiKlad Eclipse deposits are conductive and can be used in applications that require a conductive deposit, or when an additional layer of electrophoretic lacquer is desirable. The NiKlad Eclipse products are formulated without any heavy metal stabilizers, and are compliant with WEEE, RoHS and ELV directives.