Our nickel tank plating solution has been developed for use at room temperature.
This solution is non-brightening but with the addition of our Nickel Tank Brightener it plates bright. A link to this product and other nickel tank plating related products can be found below in the ‘Related Products’ section.
Although this nickel tank plating solution can be used at room temperature, by operating it at a higher temperature, greater plating rates and lower-stress deposits can be achieved.
Operating Conditions and Deposit Data
||0.02 A/cm2 Note 1
||0.2 micron per minute at 0.01A/cm2
||0.4 micron per minute at 0.02 A/cm2
||97 – 100%
||18 – 50 °C Note 2
||Semi bright – bright Note 3
||4.6 – 5.2 Note 4
||74 grams per litre
||Low – Medium
|Anodes (rod electrodes)
||Nickel Rod (bagged)
|Nickel content in plate
||99% (balance carbon, sulphur)
|Density of deposit
|Special storage requirements
||1 – 2 years
|Health and Safety classification
|Transport (UN number)
||None: Not classified as dangerous for transport
- If a high plating factor is used, agitation will need to be increased.
- Higher temperatures facilitate higher plating rates (by allowing for
higher plating factors) and lower stress deposits.
- Brightness can be increased by adding Nickel Maintenance Brightener
as per the Nickel Tank Plating Calculator. If solution has been lost to
carry-over or spillage, a calculated addition of Nickel Initial Brightener
will be required.
Our nickel plating bath can run at a plating semi-bright deposits
indefinitely without the need for brightener additions.
- The pH usually increases with usage and can be reduced using Nickel pH
This needs to be weight out and calculated using the as per the
Nickel pH Adjuster.
Certain small items, for example Swabs, Nibs and Plating Pens can be sent by normal post within the UK
- The courier option for UK deliveries is FedEx
- Free UK mainland delivery available on orders over £100
- International orders usually 3-5 working days.
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