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Nickel Plating

Accu-Labs has a robust selection of electrolytic nickel solutions used as both a barrier substrate and as a final coating in industrial metal finishing applications.

Nickel electroplating provides excellent wear and corrosion resistance. Accu-Labs nickel deposits meet  QQ-N-290, ASTM B689, AMS 2403, ISO 1458, and most OEM company specifications.

400 Electrolytic Black Nickel Process

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Blacken 400 electrolytically produces a hard black uniform coating on nickel, copper, and brass. The primary function of Electrolytic Blacken 400 is decorative, however, it is used widely in the Automotive Industry to produce glare-free surfaces with an attractive appearance.

402 Electrolytical Black Tin-Nickel Alloy

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Accu-Labs 402 electrolytically produces a dark. charcoal-black. tin-nickel alloy deposit. This specialty blackening agent can be deposited on nickel plated parts, satin finished parts, and works very well over alloyed copper, tin, and zinc during rack or barrel applications. hours when coated in tandem with lacquers, oils, or waxes. Typical coating thickness is 0.05 – 0.20 mils.

Nilux Electrolytic Bright Nickel Sulfate Process for Rack and Barrel Applications

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Today’s nickel plater must meet the challenge of opposing demands for higher quality and lower costs. The Nilux Bright Nickel series of products for bright nickel plating are formulated to help the plater meet those challenges. Nilux products adapt to most specific needs: barrel and rack, bright and semi-bright, steel and mixed metal. Nilux provides dependable, economical results with maximum operator ease.

Nilux-SNS Sulfamate Nickel Plating System

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Sulfamate nickel plating is used for applications that require special deposit characteristics, such as low internal stress, ductility, and the ability to be machined. Nilux – SNS products adapt to most specific needs: barrel and rack, bright and semi-bright. This system provides dependable results with maximum operator ease.

Features and Benefits of the Nilux-SNS Sulfamate Nickel Plating System:

  • Versatile products
  • Adaptable to most applications
  • Wide operating parameters
  • Easy to control

Unilux Single Component Electrolytic Bright Nickel Sulfate Plating System

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The UNI/LUX Bright Nickel is a highly concentrated, liquid addition agent designed to produce a low-stress, highly leveled deposit over a wide range of current densities. After the initial start-up or conversion, just one additive is required for most maintenance requirements. UNI/LUX provides dependable, economical results with maximum operator ease.

Features And Benefits of this Nickel Plating System:

  • Single-package product
  • High-speed leveling
  • Ductile bright nickel deposits
  • Wide operating parameters
  • High tolerance to impurities
  • Excellent chrome receptivity

Nilux Nickel Purifier For Non-ferrous Metallic and Organic Contamination Problems

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Nilux Nickel Purifier is a nickel plating solution additive that corrects plating problems due to non-ferrous metallic contamination and organic impurities. This product is used for the following nickel plating problems:

  • Metallic contamination (zinc, copper and lead)
  • Low-current density dullnessPoor chrome coverage
  • Excess brightener
  • Low-step test results

Nilux Nickel Purifier additions will allow zinc to be co-deposited while maintaining a bright nickel plate throughout all current densities. An addition of 1 to 2 gallons of Nilux Nickel Purifier per 1000 gallons of plating solution is required for approximately 10 ppm zinc. Additional requirements over 0.25% are best determined by hull cell evaluations.

Nilux Nickel Purifier Z For Non-ferrous Metallic and Organic Contamination Problems

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Accu-Labs Nickel Purifier Z is a nickel plating solution additive that corrects plating problems due to non-ferrous metallic contamination and organic impurities.  Accu-Labs Nickel Purifier Z is used for the following nickel plating problems:

  • Metallic contamination (zinc, copper and lead)
  • Low-current density dullness
  • Poor chrome coverage
  • Excess brightener
  • Low-step test results

Accu-Labs Nickel Purifier Z additions will allow zinc to be co-deposited while maintaining a bright nickel plate throughout all current densities. An addition of 1 to 2 gallons of Accu-Labs Nickel Purifier Z per 1000 gallons of plating solution is required for approximately 10 ppm zinc. Additional requirements over 0.25% are best determined by hull cell evaluation.

Accu-Labs Nilux A-60 Non-Pitter

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Nilux A-60 Non-Pitter is widely used in nickel plating applications, particularly in air-agitated bright nickel plating. The A-60 Non-Pitter has also found usage in various plating baths, in which its non-foaming characteristic is necessary, such as in sulfamate nickel or in dull watts type nickel. Since the A-60 Non-Pitter is compatible in most alkaline solutions, it finds uses in various metal finishing applications.

Accu-Labs Pits Be Gone

Accu-Labs Pits Be Gone is a surfactant mixture specifically formulated for air-agitated nickel plating. Accu-Labs Pits Be Gone is a concentrated, low-foaming additive that is compatible with virtually all types of electrolytic nickel plating baths.

Use Accu-Labs Pits Be Gone to reduce surface tension, thereby improving coverage and rinsing of recessed surfaces and dense loads. Accu-Labs Pits Be Gone is also used to reduce or virtually eliminate pitting and speckling caused by surface gassing.

Additions of Pits Be Gone should be made in 0.05-0.10% by volume amounts (200-400 mils of Pits Be Gone per 100 gallons of tank solution) … up to a useful maximum of concentration range of 0.10-0.30% by volume.