Plating International Offers Single-Component EN
Company manufactures and distributes specialty chemicals and equipment to the metal finishing industry.
Plating International manufactures and distributes specialty chemicals and equipment to the metal finishing industry. Its One Plate electroless nickel (EN) is a single-component EN that enables manufacturers to use one drum for both makeup and maintenance. According to the company, traditional EN was developed using three components (A, B and C) and makeup between 21-22% by volume. One Plate was developed with just a single component that makes up and replenishes at 15% by volume. Its products are ELV/RoHS compliant and available in low, medium and high phosphorous.
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The causes of and remedies for defects in hard chromium deposits are explored in the first of this two-part P&SF article from 1984. Photomicrographs and SEM (scanning electron microscope) photographs will illustrate that most defects in various hard chromium deposits arise from defects in the basis metal. These defects may be in the original metal surface or may be caused by preplate finishing. Homogeneous hard chromium deposits can be produced only by eliminating these defects. Practical suggestions and procedures will be given.
This paper discusses recent research work on the development of a functional trivalent chromium plating process from a trivalent-based electrolyte to replace hexavalent chromium plating. Hexavalent chromium plating has been used for many years to provide hard, durable coatings with excellent wear and corrosion resistance properties. However, hexavalent chromium baths have come under increasing scrutiny due to the toxic nature of the bath, effects on the environment and workers’ health. In this paper are results from our development program aimed at achieving properties comparable to existing hexavalent chromium plating for functional applications. Specifically, recent efforts in plating chromium on the internal surfaces of cylindrical parts will be presented, as well as wear test data.
This paper provides processors with an extensive troubleshooting tool when conversion coating failures are encountered.