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Published: 11/1/2016

Improving Acid Zinc Coverage and Brightness
Q. We plate our parts in a mixed acid-zinc rack bath, containing both ammonium and potassium chloride. How do we improve our zinc deposit’s clarity, brightness and thickness, especially in the low current density (LCD) areas of our parts without sac...

Published: 8/1/2016

Plating Clinic: Non-Dyed Versus Dyed Acid Copper
Q. What is the difference between non-dyed vs. dyed acid copper technologies?

Published: 7/1/2016

Plating Clinic: Cleaner Bath Life
Q. My cleaners are not lasting nearly as long as they should. What can I do to lengthen the life of my cleaner bath?

Published: 6/1/2016

Plating Q&A: Reduced Brightness and Thickness
Why aren't our parts as bright as they were before plating?

Published: 5/28/2013

Plating on Polyetherimide
I recently received a request to plate gold on a material called Ultem. What is the composition of this plastic, and what is the best method for plating it with gold?