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: Class of 2018

Former Nebraska football star Brandon Rigoni leads Lincoln Industries’ business development unit, and our 2018 young professionals class.

Stress in Electroless Nickel Coatings

Many factors can impact internal stress, but tests show bath age and deposition rate are the biggest influencers.
Experts

Controlling the Quality of Trivalent Chromium Passivates

Atotech’s Andrew Pfeifer presents four options for controlling contaminates in passivate baths.
Experts

How to Pass Mil-DTL-5541F for Aluminum

Luster-On Products’ Steve Gilbert offers some “tricks” to passing Mil-DTL-5541F, Type II, Class 1A for AL 2024.
Featured Video

Sur/Fin Products on Display - Chemistry-2

Here’s a look at what will be on display from some of the top chemical suppliers at this year’s Sur/Fin conference, to be held June 4-6 in Cleveland, Ohio.
INNOVATIONS

Process Solutions Specially Formulated for Metal Coil

Henkel offers a variety of Bonderite process solutions for the metal coil industry, specially formulated for high-speed and continuous operation of manufacturing lines, as well as greater cost-efficiency and sustainability.

Zincate for Aluminum Alloys Extends EN Bath Life

Atotech’s Alumseal 611 zincate process is designed to produce very thin zinc coatings that reduce the amount of zinc contamination in the electroless nickel bath and eliminate the need for an EN strike bath.