Different Metal Coatings for Different Purposes

Bright NickelQuick 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

  • Alkaline Zinc Nickel (excellent, even after thermal shock)
  • Anodising (creates oxidic layer)
  • Bright Acid Tin (withstands high heat and has non-toxic properties)
  • Bright Nickel Plating (good corrosion and decorative finish
  • Chrome (decorative finish)
  • Cold Chemical Blackening (applying oil increases corrosion protection, but only offers very mild protection)
  • Electroless Nickel (combines hardness and wear resistance both as plated and as heat-treated)
  • Hard Anodising (extreme hardness and resistance to abrasion as well as corrosion
  • Stainless Steel Passivation (prevents free iron contamination and rusting)
  • Zinc (provides a greater degree of protection for metals such as mild steel)

Metal Finishing for Lower Friction

  • Chrome (low friction co-efficiency)
  • Cold Chemical Blackening (provides non reflective surface)
  • Hard Anodising (high degree of lubricity)
  • Manganese Phosphate (acts as a dry lubricant)

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