Applications for your Industry
Electroless Nickel is generally applied for five different reasons – coatings used for corrosion protection, wear resistance, buildup of worn or over-machined surfaces, solderability or lubricity(slip/release).
These properties are utilized by all segments of industry, either separately or in combination.
The following table outlines some industry sectors and associated benefits using Electroless Nickel as a functional coating.
|Hydraulics||Pistons and housings||Corrosion & wear resistance|
|Plastics manufacturing and Tools & Dies||Plastic injection moulds and extrusion dies, nozzles, toolplates,||Corrosion & wear resistance, improved article release and easy to clean.|
|Textiles||Shuttles, thread guides, needles.||Fabric quality, service life.|
|Printing||Printing rolls and press bed||Corrosion & wear resistance|
|Paper||Guides, knives, formers||Service life, accuracy.|
|Pneumatics||Pistons, guides||Service life, accuracy|
|Petroleum and Chemical||Pumps and impellors, all valves, spray nozzles, housings||Corrosion & wear resistance|
|Pharmaceuticals and Medical||Equipment and machinery, surgical utensils||Corrosion resistance & cleanliness|
|Pumps||Housing, impellers, pistons||Corrosion & wear resistance|
|Marine||Fittings, hardware, pumps and equipment||Corrosion & wear resistance|
|Chemical||Mixers, reactors, valves||Corrosion & wear resistance|
|Food||Baking pans, fryers, mixing bowls, machinery||Corrosion & wear resistance, Ease of release, cleanliness.|
|Electronics & Electrical||Heat sinks, junction fittings, motor shafts, rotor blades, stator rings, housings||Corrosion & wear resistance, solderabilty, conductivity|
Precision Machined Components
Electroless Nickel deposits are of uniform thickness and hard(around 48RockwellC as plated) making EN an ideal coating for plating precision parts requiring wear and corrosion resistance. The stainless steel look of the coating transforms the appearance of the plated component.
Plastics Moulds & Dies
Plating 5 microns of Electroless Nickel provides superior corrosion resistance, ease of cleaning and excellent release properties.
If you’re a tool maker or plastics manufacturer see our various Applications for Electroless Nickel.
If you’re interested in knowing more about how Electroless Nickel can benefit your industry or business, simply contact us and we’ll gladly advise you of the possible applications based on your particular requirements.