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Electroless Nickel

Electroless nickel, or EN for short, is a chemical process that deposits a protective coating of a nickel phosphorous alloy onto the object’s surface. Electroless nickel plating does not, unlike electroplating, require any electricity. Rather, the nickel is deposited onto the surface metal via an autocatalytic process which deposits the coating in a uniform density to the surface being plated regardless of the item’s shape. The electroless nickel coating can be applied on steel, iron, copper, brass, zincated aluminum and copper alloys and helps protect the object from wear and tear as well as chemical corrosion or oxidation. 

Elite Metal Finishing offers Electroless Nickel Plating in three variations:

  • PTFE Impregnated Electroless Nickel
  • Mis Phosphorous Electroless Nickel
  • High Phosphorous Electroless Nickel

 Advantages of Electroless Nickel Plating:

  • Uniformity of coating ensures all areas are covered evenly
  • Wear and tear resistance
  • High hardness factor (if baked for hardness)
  • Corrosion and chemical resistance

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