Nickel Tank Plating Solution

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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.

 

HS Code: 3824 99 70

 

Features Benefits
Plates onto zincated aluminium. Saves on the copper plating stage. Note 1
Convenient single-shot brightening system. Eliminites the chance of brightener imbalance.
Can be operated at room temperature.  Can be used with our Magnetic Stirrer only.

Notes:

  1. If hand polishing, we recommend the copper plating stage as copper is a
    lot easier to polish than nickel.

 

Operating Conditions and Deposit Data

Plating Factor 0.02 A/cm2 Note 1
Plating rate 0.2 micron per minute at 0.01A/cm2
Plating rate 0.4 micron per minute at 0.02 A/cm2
Cathode Efficiency ~95%
Anode efficiency 97 – 100%
Temperature 18 – 50 °C Note 2
Deposit appearance Semi bright – bright Note 3
pH 4.6 – 5.2 Note 4
Nickel concentration 74 grams per litre
Agitation Low – Medium
Anodes (rod electrodes) Nickel Rod (bagged)
Nickel content in plate 99% (balance carbon, sulphur)
Hardness 350-400 Hv
Density of deposit 8.9 g/cm3
Stress Medium
Special storage requirements None
Shelf life 1 – 2 years
Health and Safety classification Irritant
Special considerations None
Transport (UN number) None: Not classified as dangerous for transport

Notes:

  1. If a high plating factor is used, agitation will need to be increased.
  2. Higher temperatures facilitate higher plating rates (by allowing for
    higher plating factors) and lower stress deposits.
  3. 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.
  4. The pH usually increases with usage and can be reduced using Nickel pH
    Adjuster.
    This needs to be weight out and calculated using the as per the
    Nickel pH Adjuster.

General guide;

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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