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A Beginners Guide to Manganese Phosphate Coating

Manganese phosphate coating is a popular phosphate coating due to its hardness and outstanding wear resistance. Phosphate coatings are used to pre-treat metal prior to coating or painting and to increase specific metal properties ...

A Guide to Alocrom Plating

Alocrom plating is a chrome conversion coating used to plate aluminium and increase corrosion resistance. It creates a pre paint finish and good adhesion qualities. Benefits include: Corrosion resistance Excellent paint and power bonds ...

A Guide to Cold Chemical Blackening

Cold chemical blackening or metal blackening is a black finish for most ferrous metals that provides no dimensional change. It is used to add mild corrosion resistance, for decorative qualities or to minimise light ...

A Brief Guide to Copper Plating

Copper plating is the process of depositing a copper layer onto various metals for functional and decorative purposes. Copper can produce a dull, polished, semi bright, gloss or satin finish and is used to ...

Different Metal Coatings for Different Purposes

Quick Reference Guide Discover this easy reference guide for use with our metal coating services, from zinc coating, chromate conversion coating, nickel coating and more. Metal Finishing for Corrosion Resistance Alocrom 1200(self-healing properties) Alkaline ...

The new Apple MacBook and Metal Anodising

The new Apple MacBook launched earlier this year on the 10th April 2015, with two more colours now available. As well as a host of other exciting new features, the gold and space grey ...

A Guide to Bright Acid Tin Plating

Bright acid tin plating is used to add solderability, corrosion protection and electrical conductivity to substrates for use in the food, mechanical, electrical and decorative industries. Tin is a ductile, soft and silver metal ...

A Guide to Bright Nickel Plating

Bright nickel plating is one of three forms of nickel plating, otherwise known as bright nickel electroplating. It is used for mainly decorative and engineering applications. In contrast to electroless nickel plating and dull ...

Stripping, Polishing & Plating – As Easy As 1,2,3!

Items that need metal plating require a very specific process in order to achieve the resulting finish that you want. First an item would be cleaned to remove any foreign substances such as oil, ...

RoHS-Compliant Metal Finishing

The metal finishing industry is regulated very strictly by a number of laws and compliances that both protect you, the customer, and the environment. One of these laws comes from European Law Directive 2011/65/EU ...

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