Electroless nickel plating is well known for its high corrosion and wear resistance, but did you know it also offers uniquely uniform deposits?
Nickel is a “soft” metal, which means that it can be plated evenly on uneven surfaces, including those with crevices or dips. However, once plated, nickel can be hardened up to 1100 VHN using heat treatment, giving it hardness levels comparable to chrome.
The process of electroless nickel plating – applying the layer or layers of metal without using an external electrical charge – means that it is able to apply a completely uniform deposit of low porosity on any substrate. This is a valuable attribute for many applications, such as oil pipelines.
Are you interested in using electroless nickel plating for a substrate? With excellent corrosion protection, good stain and wear resistance, and hard pit-free deposits, nickel is a good choice for many different industries. Take a look at some of the sectors we work with here.