Electroless Nickel Plating and Industrial Applications

Electroless nickel plating is used in numerous industrial applications because of its high corrosion resistance. Nickel plating is often used on automobile components, hardware tools, light fixtures, door handles and plumbing components.

As specialists in the electroless nickel plating process, NiTEC have state of the art technology for electroless nickel coatings. We can provide electroless nickel coatings that are very functional and useful for many different applications in a variety of industries.

NiTEC’s electroless nickel coatings are popular for the following reasons:

  • Uniform thickness regardless of component geometry
  • High corrosion resistance
  • Excellent wear resistance
  • High surface hardness
  • Natural lubricity

 

 

If you would like further information about nickel platingplating services or metal finishes, visit http://www.electroless-nickel-plating.co.uk

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Quality Electroless Nickel Plating

As specialists in electroless nickel plating, it is of the upmost importance that the quality of our work is of the highest standard.

We pride ourselves on working closely with customers to achieve the required quality. We believe that there should always be a discussion between the staff at NiTEC and the end user in order to set the optimum process parameters to achieve the specific plating needs.

The electroless nickel plating process is guaranteed to be carried out faultlessly with the help of a quality monitoring system.

The pre-treatment, electroless nickel process parameters, and the plated deposit can all be controlled to ensure the electroless nickel  process is perfect.

Quality depends on a number of different factors, including:

-The Substrate

-Pre – treatment

-Type of electroless nickel process

-Plating parameters

-Thickness

-Post Treatment

To find out more about electroless nickel plating visit our website at http://www.electroless-nickel-plating.co.uk

Electroless Nickel Plating and Its Applications

Engineering

Electroless nickel deposits are great for protecting components made of steel, aluminium, brass and alloys from abrasive and corrosive wear. As long as the plating solution can circulate freely in order to come into contact with all surfaces, it’s possible to achieve a specified thickness and even coating on the even the most complicated shaped components.

The Textile Industry

Electroless nickel plated components are frequently used in the textile industry. Electroless nickel plating is very hard and has a high level of abrasion resistance. Therefore, heat treated deposits of electroless nickel and the use of composite coatings are perfect for extending the working life of parts that are in contact with fast moving textile products.

The Automotive Industry

Applications for electroless nickel plating are in abundance within the automotive industry due to electroless nickel plating’s good corrosion and abrasion resistance. For example, the plates of a viscous clutch can be coated, the parts for ABS systems can be nickel plated, as well as fuel injection pumps and carburettors.

The Chemical Industry

Electroless nickel coatings are suitable for many applications in the chemical industry. This is because the coating is resistant to a wide variety of chemicals. It is often possible to use electroless nickel plating as a substitute for stainless steel. For example, it can be used for stirrers, valves, reaction tanks and covers.

The Oil and Gas Industry

Components used in the oil and gas industry, especially those that are exposed to off shore environments, demand a very high level of protection and corrosion resistance. Electroless nickel plated components for pipelines and valves within this field have been used successfully for years. Electroless nickel plating on steel has excellent resistance in marine environments.

The Paper Industry

Electroless nickel plating is suitable for the paper industry for example rolls, cylinders and string guides. There is no mechanical post treatment required with nickel plating, unlike that of hard chromium deposits.