Electroplating

The Electroplating Zone is a library of all things plating. Research all types of metal plating and electroplating processes, chemistries and equipment. This site-within-a-site is your ultimate resource for plating articles, suppliers and products. Check out our feature stories, tips from industry experts, and the latest in plating innovations from world-class suppliers.

California Enacts New Air Quality Law to Shutter Platers

New law gives local pollution control officials the power to issue immediate orders to stop polluting operations when violations pose an “imminent and substantial” danger.

Remembering a Finisher’s Son

Metal finisher Fred Warmbier lost his son Otto to the brutal North Korean government after he was charged with a dubious crime and sentenced to hard labor.

Experts

How to Combat Roughness in Cyanide Copper Bath

Q. We have been experiencing roughness in our cyanide copper bath. What should we be looking at to fix this? Plating expert Adam Blakeley has the answer. 

Experts

How to Use XRF Testing Instruments to Accurately Measure Zinc Nickel

Q. What are the XRF testing requirements for plating zinc nickel alloy?
Featured Video

Sun Glo Industrial Plating Survives Trial by Fire

Andy Pozin’s more than three decades in the metal finishing industry nearly came to an end in 2015 when an overnight fire devastated his company and his livelihood.

INNOVATIONS

Pendulum Hardness Tester Uses Automated Infrared Technology

Using infrared technology, the Elcometer 3045 pendulum hardness tester provides a fully automated Persoz or König pendulum hardness test without human intervention.


Pocket Tester Measures Water Quality

EcoTestr pocket testers, available from Gardco, feature updates designed to quickly and easily measure water quality.