Electroless Gold, Miralloy, Tin Nickel Plating and More!
Gold Processes – are available for various requirements related to
Electroless Gold – most likely the widest used electroless gold in the
world, this process has been widely used in North
America for more than 16 years. It is the most stable
electroless gold chemistry known.
Platinodes – the most sophisticated platinized
titanium anodes available. Typical anodes are
either platinum-plated (leaving micro-pores) or clad (leaving
micro-cracks). With the aggressive nature of gold or rhodium
to shorten the anode’s life, these anodes are plated using
a unique molten platinum method – thus avoiding cracks
and pores and extending service life.
are available in a combination of
mesh sizes, platinum thicknesses, and single or double-sided coatings.
Miralloy (Trialloy) – About 20% of the world’s
population has a skin reaction to nickel metal. The longer
this metal is in contact with the person’s skin, the more likely
they are to experience a burn –
which worsens as the contact continues.
The perfect alternative is Miralloy – an electroplating alloy
combination of tin, copper, zinc.
It is used
world-wide for zippers, buttons, bra clasps, and is sometimes referred to as “white
bronze”. It doesn’t
tarnish and stands up well to normal clothes
washing/drying. This process is also available in a lead-free
white version – the most commonly used variation plated in North America.
Miralloy also has
gained wide acceptance for plating
on electronic connectors, as a replacement
for silver (it is tarnish-free) and as a replacement for
palladium (due to lower
cost). It is available in rack or barrel versions.
SN1 Tin-nickel Plating Process - provides a bright, durable finish with a distinctive reddish layer that's ideal for decorative applications. Plating over bright nickel or satin nickel creates a distinctively warm appearance; no top-coating needed. Corrosion protection is superior to general tin-cobalt plating. SN1 has excellent bath stability for highest color consistency, and excellent throwing power, too, so it's applicable to rack and barrel plating.
Umicore Electrolytic Palladium 457 – is suitable for decorative and electronic applications. Slightly alkaline (7.7 pH) palladium electrolyte produces high-gloss, low-porosity coatings that are bendable and crack-free, up to 3 μm. Excellent corrosion resistance; stable electrolyte has a wide operating range of current density. Compatible with rack and barrel application; ideal for wire connectors, wire leads, automotive engine components and decorative parts, cabinet hardware, military equipment, printed circuit boards.
Non Mist-L Plating Anti-mist Additive is an anti-mist additive for chromium platers that is EPA-compliant. This anti-mist additive forms a strong foam blanket that reduces the bath’s surface tension, preventing the migration of dangerous mists. Non Mist L also conserves plating solutions by minimizing evaporative losses and drag-out. Chromic acid concentrations in the plating bath are kept low and so is waste treatment.
Non Mist L plating anti-mist additive is highly effective in small amounts, and has no negative effects on plating. It has desirable break-down characteristics and won’t produce excessive foam. It is an excellent product for improving shop environmental conditions and protecting workers and equipment from chromium mist pollution.
TD – from the
developers of Rhodium J-1 and J-2, the new TD version produces the whitest,
brightest, most reflective rhodium plating available.
Nickstar Black Nickel–Nickstar – a decorative black nickel technology that deposits a thin, and highly uniform over-coat of black nickel-zinc alloy, preserving the substrate's brightness and producing an exceptionally rich black nickel finish.
Thru-Nic – the highest throw electrolytic
nickel process available, now used in many diverse industry
Niphos – electrolytic nickel-phos systems
that can replace gold plating for some electronic connectors
due to its exceptional corrosion resistance. These processes
are available in reel-reel (Niphos 965) and rack/barrel/vibratory
(Niphos 966) formulations.
Dialloy – tin/zinc alloy process that
produces 80/20 or 70/30 alloys. Good distribution, weldability
and solderability; provides excellent corrosion protection for
iron and iron alloys.
RIP Au-II – widely
used process for stripping gold from plated parts, at room temperature.
The most widely used process at refiners
and platers throughout North America.
TD, J-1, J-2, Niphos, Dialloy, Electrolytic Palladium 457, Miralloy and Trialloy are trademarked products of Umicore-GT;
all other products listed
are from Uyemura.
Uyemura supplies electroless gold plating, electroless gold, Rhodium TD, tin zinc, Copia gold stripper, Copia palladium stripper,
KTY electroless nickel, Dialloy tin zinc, Niphos electrolytic nickel phos, ANP electroless
nickel plating for aluminum, electrolytic palladium, and Non Mist L plating anti-mist additive.