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.

40-Under-40 Award Nominations Open

Young professionals are vital to the finishing industry, and it is important to acknowledge those making strides in shaping the industry's future. Products Finishing is recognizing our industry's young talent through our annual 40-Under-40 awards program.

Leveling the Field in Nickel Plating

Profilometry helps determine the leveling characteristics of Watts nickel baths.

Experts

Fixing Adhesion Issues on High-Carbon Steel

Columbia Chemical’s Matt Schario says focus on the acid pickling stage of the plating process to solve adhesion issues on high-carbon steel.

Experts

Environmental Protection Considerations for a Rectifier

American Plating Power’s Ricky Valentin offers advice on buying a new rectifier.

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

A ‘Revolution’ in Chrome Barrel Plating

Pavco’s Hex-A-Gone Revolution trivalent coating option captures the advantages of both chrome and barrel processing.


High-Purity-Metal Anodes Available for Electroplating

Solder manufacturer Amerway Inc. offers a variety of standard and custom anodes for electroplating applications such as surface preparation, decorative finishing on metals and plastics, sealing, aircraft bearings, and electrical interconnects in microelectronic devices.