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How Does Zinc Plating Stop Corrosion?

Corrosion is a chemical reaction between a metal and its surrounding environment; when metal becomes oxidised, it will start to corrode. To dramatically reduce the speed of corrosion of metal we recommend applying a ...

What’s the Difference Between Copper, Brass & Bronze?

Sometimes referred to as the ‘red metals’, copper, brass and bronze can be difficult to tell apart. Similar in colour and often marketed in the same categories, the difference in these metals may surprise ...

Most Common Uses of Stainless Steel

The use of stainless steel could almost be regarded as commonplace, as it’s well-known for being used in a multitude of applications. What are the most common uses of stainless steel and why is ...

Which European country recycles the most aluminium cans?

7 out of 10 aluminium beverage cans are recycled in Europe. Aluminium is a naturally occurring metal, and one that is increasingly recycled, due to the amount of energy it saves (95%) s opposed ...

How to Prevent Rust

Rust can not only ruin the appearance of something, but it can damage the structural integrity. Rust makes objects weak, and over time it can break – or cause extreme damage if it makes ...

4 Most Common Uses of Aluminium

Aluminium is a widely popular metal due to the vast variety of uses that this malleable metal can be used for. Particularly its high strength and low weight, and it is corrosion resistant as ...

Interesting Facts About Metals

Whether you’re brushing up on your general knowledge or preparing for an exam, we’ve put together a list of some interesting facts about metals that will help you polish up. Do you have a ...

6 Facts About Metal Plating

Metal plating is the process of applying metal finishing to a product, with finishes including chrome plating and zinc plating. Electroplating services are commonly used to enhance the product appearance, increase the durability of ...

A Beginner’s Guide to Iridite NCP

Dorsetware specialises in metal plating and electroplating, and one of the finishes it administers is iridite NCP plating and coating. The iridite NCP process produces a protective, corrosion-resistant coating on aluminium and its alloys. ...

A Beginners’ Guide to Electroless Nickel Plating

Electroless nickel plating is a premium and cost-effective metal finishing process, often used in the marine, oil and defence industries. But what is electroless nickel plating and what are the advantages to using this ...

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