Platinum Tank Plating Solution HB (Available worldwide)

£184.15£642.61 + VAT

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Please note: Requires further additions of battery acid in order for it to function.
Please refer to the Tech Specs and Product Details for more information.

Platinum Tank Plating Solution contains 10 grams of platinum per litre. It plates a hard wearing, bright layer – great for both decorative or functional applications of up to 10 microns.
This solution can be used for platinising titanium.

HS Code: 3824 99 70

 

Our platinum tank plating solutions plates a bright, hard wearing layer. This makes it very suitable for items such as rings and bracelets.

Here’s a video showing how to platinum tank plate titianium electrodes

In this video you can see how to platinum tank plate on to brass.

This video demonstrates platinum tank plating to a specific weight/thickness using our platinum tank plating calculator;

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Features Applications
Bright and very hard Used to plate gem stone settings as it enhances the brilliance of diamonds and other precious stones.
Hypoallergenic Makes it a very suitable finish for personal items such as jewellery
Doesn’t oxidise Used for functional applications such as plating over silver electrical connectors and plating surgical instruments

For guidance on how to use our tank plating kit, please click HERE to see a guide in our Electroplating Manual.

Plate over a freshly plated gold flash layer
Platinum concentration: 10 grams per litre

 


Operating Conditions and Deposit Data

Plating Factor 0.01 A/cm2
Maximum deposit thickness 10 microns (see notes)
Plating rate 2 microns per hour 0.01A/cm2
Temperature Range: 40 – 60°C, 50°C recommended
pH ~2
Platinum concentration 10 grams per litre
Turnovers to exhaustion 3 – 4 (see notes)
Agitation None to Minimum (see notes)
Anodes platinum rod electrodes (bagged) prefered or mesh. (see notes)
Lightness (L*) of deposit 72
Platinum content in plate 99.9%
Cathode efficiency ~25% at Plating Factor = 0.01A/cm2
Hardness 450 – 500 Hv
Density of deposit 21.3 g/cm3
Stress Medium – high
Special storage requirements Away from sunlight
Shelf life Over 2 years
Health and Safety classification Irritant
Special considerations None
Transport (UN number) UN number: None

 

Notes:

  • When plating on titanium, it is essential to sand/grit blast the surface prior to plating.
  • A grey deposit will turn grey if the concentration of platinum drops below 3 grams per litre.
  • We recommend adding 40ml per litre of of solution to restore its bright plating characteristics.
    Alternatively, use the Platinum Concentration Calculator to establish a more accurate addition.
  • A turnover is is defined as one complete replenishment of platinum. In the case of Platinum.
    Tank Plating Solution HB, as the concentration of platinum is 10 grams per litre, a turnover for 1 litre.
    of solution is 10 grams and the bath would be be exhausted at between 30 to 40 grams of platinum plated.
  • Plating over 10 microns may result in delamination of the platinum film.
  • Gassing should not occur. If it does, this may indicate low platinum concentration or excess agitation
    or both.
  • For coatings greater than 3 microns, heat treatment at 400°C for 3 hours is recommended in order to relive
    internal stress.
  • In order to avoid pitting, bagging of the anodes is strongly recommended.

To prepare 1 litre

1.         Add 1 litre of Platinum Tank Plating Solution HB to our 1 litre plating beaker.

2.         Add 20 millilitre of Battery Acid (30% – 35%). See notes below.

3.         The solution is now ready for use.

Notes:

If Battery Acid (30% – 35%) is not available, please contact us with the percentage which
is available and we will advise on the addition accordingly.

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Here is a video to show you how;