AuBel 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 plating working 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.
These anodes 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.
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.
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.
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.
Auruna, Platinode, TD, J-1, J-2, Niphos, Dialloy, 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.