We develop, produce and sell precious metal and non precious metal electrolytes, precious metal compounds, dimensional stabile anodes, platinum coatings and semi-finished products made of platinized refractory metals. These products are used in the electronic and the electrical engineering as well as for decorative applications.
Electrolytes for functional and decorative surfaces, platinized titanium anodes, job shop plating
Main fields of applications:
Printed Circuit Boards, Electronics, LED, Decorative Applications, Communication Technology, Lifestyle, Medical Technology, High Frequency Technology, Automotive Industry, Microsystems Technology, Garment Industry, Jewellery
PALLUNA® ACF-800 - Pure Palladium Electrolyte, Ammonia-free and chloride-free
It's a neutral pure palladium electrolyte, which has a wide operating range and can be plated directly on nickel, copper or copper alloys. It's ammonia-free and thereby avoids unpleasant smells. Furthermore the lifetime of the anodes is significantly extended and the corrosion of the system is immensely reduced by abstaining from the use of chloride. The produced layers are ultra-bright, crack-free and show low internal stress. At the same time they are ductile and extremely corrosion resistant.
ARGUNA® 4500 - bright fine silver high-speed electrolyte
It’s a fine silver electrolyte for the fast deposition of ultra-bright coatings with excellent bonding, soldering and adhesive properties. It’s used for the selective deposition of bright silver layers in continuous lines using flow and spray technologies such as jet or spot plating modules. Applicable current density and plating speed mainly depend on the electrolyte agitation at the parts, i.e. on the flow velocity in the plant.
Umicore Electrolytes for connectors
We are your electrolyte specialist for connectors: be it hard gold, silver or nickel-palladium surfaces – we provide you with a broad range of electrolytes for all requirements, such as for the automotive industry. Our surfaces reliably transmit electrical signals in harsh environments comprising dust or gases on the long term. This, by the way, also applies for high-frequency connectors that can be plated with MIRALLOY® electrolytes both, in rack and barrel operation.
The topic of nickel-containing surfaces and their causing of allergic reactions is on everyone’s lips. It’s not surprising, because the sensitization is growing and more and more people are suffering from nickel allergy. This is why the legislator reacts with regulations, which ban nickel in everyday items like fashion jewellery, clothing accessories, tools and modern equipment housings.
In recent weeks the consumer magazine WISO of the German TV channel ZDF has dealt with the topic by showing their contribution of ‘Hidden nickel in everyday’s life’. But also the specialized press, like the current edition of WOMag, picks up this issue and is looking for e.g. nickel layer replacements.
Positive characteristics are also reproducible with other processes
Nickel is not used without any reasons: corrosion resistance, brightness, levelling, colour, hardness, abrasion resistance. Each one a feature, which could be essential according to the material.
Coatings plated with our products and processes (e.g. with MIRALLOY®) obtain these characteristics without using nickel.
Further information about nickel allergy, legal regulations and our solutions for nickel free production without any compromises are summarized in our easy-to-read brochure.
We offer nickel free layer systems for more than 30 years.
Umicore Galvanotechnik GmbH
73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd
Phone: +49 7171 607-01
Fax: +49 7171 607-316
Umicore ChangXin Surface Technology (Jiangmen) Co. Ltd
No.73, LiDong Er Lu, Lile Jianghai
529060 Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province
Phone: +86 750 3626310
Fax: +86 750 3626396
Umicore Marketing Serv. (HK) Ltd.
Flat/Rm 14 & 15 22/F Seapower Tower Concordia Plaza, No. 1 Science Museum Road
Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
Phone: +852 2700 2300
Fax: +852 2882 1990
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