A single shot brightener system for our Copper Electroforming Solution. Includes a free 3ml pipette for accurate dispensing. Will work with most acid copper plating solutions. Please click on the ‘Calculator’ tab to find out how much you will need.
Please click on the Tech Specs tab for more information including using our brightener with home-made copper electroplating and electroforming solutions.
Add small, millilitre sized quantities to you relectroforming solution
Keeps the electroforming solution depositing bright layers over multiple uses.
You can work out exactly how much Copper Brightener to use by using our Copper Electroforming Calculator which can be found on the ‘Calculator’ tab to the right of this panel.
To work out how much Copper Brightener to add to your electroforming solution, enter in the surface area of the item you’re electroforming and the required thickness of electroformed layer, press the ‘Calculate’ button and the amount of Brightener will be displayed in millilitres.
Please note: It is possible to use our Copper Electroforming Brightener with home-made sulphuric acid base copper electroforming and copper plating solutions provided that the solution has not had any brighteners added previously.
For home-made solutions add 25ml of Copper Electroforming Brightener for every litre of home-made solution.
Copper Electroforming Calculator
How to use this calculator :
1. In the first box, enter the thickness that you want your electroform to be plated to. (thousandths of a millimetre).
2. In the second box, enter the surface area of the article in square centimetres (cm2).
3. In the third box, enter the volume of solution that you are using.
4. Click the ‘Calculate’ button.
5. Read off the amp setting for your rectifier and the plating time.
7. The volume of Copper Electroforming Brightener to add.
8. The weight of Copper Electroforming Replenisher to add (Only applicable when using Platinum Rod Electrodes).
9. The bath usage. This figure is the percentage of the total bath life expectancy when
using Platinum Rod Electrodes.
If you’re using Platinum Rods for anodes, we highly recommend our Copper Electroforming Solution Tracker
which can be downloaded by clicking HERE.
This will help you keep track of the life of the bath and estimate when it’s time to renew it.
8ml/litre (see notes)
1 ml/ampere hour
Special storage requirements
Over 2 years
Health and Safety classification
Transport (UN number)
None: Not classified as dangerous for transport
Operating band +/- 20% of initial concentration.
If over addition is suspected, plate out on a copper plate until brightness returns.
Please note: It is possible to use our Copper Electroforming Brightener with
home-made sulphuric acid base copper electroforming and copper plating solutions
provided that the solution has not had any brighteners added previously.
For home-made solutions add 25ml of Copper Electroforming Brightener
for every litre of home-made solution.
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 £200
International orders usually 3-5 working days.
For all price quotations for deliveries, please add your items to our shopping cart. You will be able to see the shipping costs by clicking on the ‘Calculate shipping’ button in the cart and before checking out.
You can access our MSDS by scanning the QR code which is on our product bottles.
Here is a video to show you how;