This paper will introduce an advanced alternative to Pb and Cd-free electroless nickel processes, which is completely free of toxic heavy metal (THM) stabilizers. The process and deposit characteristics will be discussed and compared to the traditionally Pb stabilized electroless nickel.
By improving tribological properties as well as corrosion resistance, hard chromium plating can lower energy consumption of moving parts and machinery, reduce the need to replace parts frequently, leading to reduced waste and improved efficiency.
Atotech held its second Plating on Plastics (POP) summit in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on April 15.
Company provided several technical presentations on POP and decorative plating and introduced their new Cr(VI)-free etch technology.
Atotech – Sur/Fin 2014, Booth 207
Atotech’s Adhemax is an electroless process for decorative plating on plastics, including most plate-able ABS, PP and ABS/PC blends.
Presentations were tailored to meet the needs of OEM’s, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, as well as job shops.
Atotech has signed agreements with Case Western Reserve University to enhance development of the company’s global metallization technology, and support its material science and application failure analysis activities in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Atotech will present ELeVEN HP 910, a high-phosphorus electroless nickel process for steel and aluminum substrate materials.
Atotech will demonstrate Zinni ST AF 210, an acid zinc nickel electrolyte that is free of ammonium and boric acid, and suited for mass plating of small, simple-shaped parts in barrel applications as well as direct plating on cast iron.
OEMs, Tier 1and Tier 2 suppliers are attending the 3rd annual
Applications, plating solutions, brighteners, good operating practices and troubleshooting.
Atotech (Berlin, Germany) has opened a facility in Rock Hill, S.C., to service the North American surface finishing industry.
Combining Atotech's black base coat Zintek 300 B with specialized Techseal Black top coats, the Zintek Black system provides a uniform deep black appearance with no silver shine through even after handling.
A primer on this inexpensive and highly efficient process.
Recover is a sustainable paint stripping process designed to provide consistent etch-free performance even with the most delicate components.
Atotech (Rock Hill, SC) will assume worldwide sales and distribution responsibilities for Kolene Corp.'s Recover product line.
New from Umicore Galvanotechnik is Palluna ACF-100, an ammonia- and chloride-free high-speed electrolyte for deposition of a bright palladium-nickel alloy without the equipment corrosion and odors associated with ammonia-containing chemistries.
Adhemax, a new generation process in conventional plating on plastics for decorative applications from Atotech is designed for high stability within the concentrate as well as in the working bath.
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ATOTECH - Technology for Tomorrow's Solutions Atotech is one of the world's leading manufacturers of processes and equipment for the PCB industry and the decorative and functional electroplating industry.
ATOTECH - Technology for Tomorrow's Solutions
Atotech is one of the world's leading manufacturers of processes and equipment for the PCB industry and the decorative and functional electroplating industry.
Sustainable development means achieving a harmonious balance between people's needs and the Earth's resources, the balance between benefits and costs on both a short- and long-term basis. This is a more global and integrated way of managing the responsibilities of an international company like Atotech. Wherever Atotech is doing business, sustainable development is always integrated in a very transparent way into our strategy and operations, our responsibilities and our economic, environmental and social commitments.
Reinhard Schneider, President of Atotech
Competence and Commitment
Atotech Corporate Training Program
In all TechCenters around the world Atotech customers can rely on highly trained people. To ensure leading edge expertise, Atotech has set up a corporate training program that covers complete production system technology from chemistry and process control to equipment. It takes both individual and market needs into consideration. The objective of this program is to enable Atotech's service and technology teams to provide the best support and a quick response for the day-to-day challenges as well as lending advice on investments for future-oriented technologies.
|Atotech America's Headquarters, Rock Hill, South Carolina|
Atotech was founded in 1993, when the Elf Atochem Group merged its M&T Harshaw operations with Schering Electroplating Division having a deep history in electroplating dating back to 1901. Today, Atotech is a direct subsidiary of the world's fifths-largest oil and gas company Total, created from the merger of TotalFina and Elf Aquitaine in 2000.
As the fifth largest chemical company, Total holds leading positions in Europe and throughout the world in each of the following markets: Petrochemicals, Fertilizers, Specialty Chemicals for consumer as well as industrial markets. Being part of the chemical branch of the oil and gas group Total, Atotech has access to substantial resources and benefits from production, R&D and distribution synergies within this major company.