Technibrite HT 1000 Eases Bright Acid Tin Plating Production

Appears in Print as: 'Simple, High-Quality Bright Acid Tin Plating with Technibrite'

Technibrite HT 1000 from Technic Inc. offers a number of improvements to the bright acid tin-plating process in efficacy, final appearance and usability.


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Since its launch in 2016, Technic Inc.’s (Cranston, R.I.) Technibrite HT 1000 has carved out a significant presence in the bright acid tin plating industry, with over 80,000 liters currently in production globally. The company says Technibrite HT 1000 has significantly raised the standard for rack and barrel bright tin plating through its advantages in efficacy, cost, quality and speed of deposit.

Based on a cost-effective sulfuric acid electrolyte, the Technibrite HT 1000 process has what the company calls an exceptional low-current-density bright range, even when the plating bath temperature and tin concentration parameters are higher than normal. The process can run without a chiller or at temperatures as high as 35˚C, and with tin concentrations as high as 40 g/L. Technibrite can achieve cathode efficiencies of up to 90 percent, whereas the industry standard of leading competitors is only between 60 and 70 percent. Cycle time improvements with Technibrite can also increase the productivity of a plating line by as much as 50 percent.

Technic Inc. says its Technibrite HT 1000 will improve the appearance and performance of bright acid tin-plated parts, especially parts with complex geometries that often show dull deposits in low-current-density areas. The Technibrite HT 1000 process is NPE-free and fully RoHS-compliant.

Technic Inc. | 401-781-6100 |technic.com/


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