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POP - SILKEN Line

SILKEN is a process line for the pre-treatment of ABS - ABS/PC and PP-plastic materials for Electroplating. Sanitary fittings, automotive and electronics are the main users of this technology. The SILKEN Line includes products for all process steps from pre-cleaning to etching to Electroless Nickel plating.

The SILKEN processes are particularly environmentally friendly. The SILKEN ETCH 301 process works at a chromic acid concentration of ca. 80 g/L as opposed to 400 g/L with traditional etching processes. The Electroless Nickel process SILKEN METAL 701 is ammonia-free and lead-free.

The pre-treatment with the SILKEN process leads to a very smooth, uniform surface and supports a high degree of brightness of the final finish while providing excellent adhesion of the electroplated deposit.

Due to the reductions in waste water treatment and the reduced aggression on the plating equipment, the SILKEN process provides large economic advantages over conventional plastic pre-treatment processes.

SILKEN etched ABS viewed at different SEM magnifications. Pictures by LISE Lab., Paris, France

The next major step is obtained thanks to SILKEN ETCH 301, helping in the wetting process.

Your contact, USA
Brad Durkin +1 734 731 5180
Doug Lay +1 330 284 3763

Er kontakt, SWEDEN
Per Alsin + 46 70 633 99 21

Your contact, CHINA: Tonino Comunale +86 (0)138 1482 8373

 

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POP - SILKEN ETCH 301

SILKEN ETCH 301 is a newly developed etching process for ABS - ABS/PC- and PP plastic materials. With SILKEN ETCH 301, it is possible to operate at low chromic acid concentration while obtaining an improved, uniform etching result.

This leads to significant ecological and economic benefits as compared to conventional etching processes.

The additive acts as an oxidation catalyst and reduces the speed of trivalent Chromium formation in the etching bath. Due to the reduced drag out of chromic acid, the waste treatment costs are significantly lowered.

The additive also reduces the surface tension and helps the wetting of the work pieces. A further advantage is that the brightness of the original plastic surface is maintained with the SILKEN ETCH 301 process.

The next main preparation step is SILKEN CATALYST 501 allowing to activate the plastic surface.

SILKEN etched ABS viewed at different SEM magnifications

Your contact, USA
Brad Durkin +1 734 731 5180
Doug Lay +1 330 284 3763

Er kontakt, SWEDEN
Per Alsin + 46 70 633 99 21

Your contact, CHINA: Tonino Comunale +86 (0)138 1482 8373

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POP - SILKEN CATALYST 501

SILKEN CATALYST 501 is a colloidal Palladium/Tin activator used for plating on plastic applications. The product is characterized by an especially fine colloid particle size. It allows a very efficient activation of the plastic surface prior to the electroless plating step to SILKEN METAL 701.

Your contact, USA
Brad Durkin +1 734 731 5180
Doug Lay +1 330 284 3763

Er kontakt, SWEDEN
Per Alsin + 46 70 633 99 21

Your contact, CHINA: Tonino Comunale +86 (0)138 1482 8373

 

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POP - SILKEN METAL 701

SILKEN METAL 701 is an ammonia-free Electroless Nickel process used for the pre-treatment of plastic materials. The electrolyte is free of heavy metal stabilizers.

With SILKEN METAL 701, even, pore-free and well adhering Nickel-Phosphorous layers are deposited. The process provides high bath stability and works in a wide range of parameters.

Your contact, USA
Brad Durkin +1 734 731 5180
Doug Lay +1 330 284 3763

Er kontakt, SWEDEN
Per Alsin + 46 70 633 99 21

Your contact, CHINATonino Comunale +86 (0)138 1482 8373

 

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Copper - CUBRAC 400 & 600 Lines

CUBRAC is a family of acid bright Copper plating processes. All CUBRAC processes provide excellent levelling, perfect brightness and outstanding bright throwing power. The processes yield top performance even at elevated temperatures and show no tendency for pitting, even at high thickness.

The CUBRAC 400 & 600 processes can be applied with excellent results on all types of metal substrates and plastics.

Your contact, USA
Brad Durkin +1 734 731 5180
Doug Lay +1 330 284 3763

Er kontakt, SWEDEN
Per Alsin + 46 70 633 99 21

CHINA: Fulin LU +86 (0)189 5110 1901

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Copper - DIASTAR 100

DIASTAR 100 is an alkaline, cyanide-free high performance Copper plating process for deposition of Copper on Steel, Copper alloys, Zinc die cast and Aluminium. The process is especially suited for fast deposition of bright, pore free deposits in a wide range of current densities. The Copper deposits are very ductile.

Due to its excellent throwing power, Steel and Copper alloys can be plated directly without any sub-layer. Zinc die cast and zincated Aluminium can be plated in rack applications.

Your contact, USA
Brad Durkin +1 734 731 5180
Doug Lay +1 330 284 3763

Er kontakt, SWEDEN
Per Alsin + 46 70 633 99 21

 

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Nickel - CRYSTAL

CRYSTAL processes are bright Nickel plating processes that provide improved brightness, levelling and ductility, with a good Chrome receptivity.

Visual, courtesy Lighting, Créations Val de Loire, France. Apart from the lighting market, the automotive, building and bathroom accessories markets find excellent use of the CRYSTAL Nickel technology.

Your contact, USA
Brad Durkin +1 734 731 5180
Doug Lay +1 330 284 3763

Er kontakt, SWEDEN
Per Alsin + 46 70 633 99 21

 

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Nickel - CRYSTAL BLACK

CRYSTAL BLACK is a flash electroplating process producing a bright Nickel layer with a ‘gun’ tint.

Your contact, USA
Brad Durkin +1 734 731 5180
Doug Lay +1 330 284 3763

Er kontakt, SWEDEN
Per Alsin + 46 70 633 99 21

 

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Nickel - CRYSTAL BARREL

CRYSTAL BARREL is a bright Nickel barrel plating process with improved brightness, ductility and levelling.

The building, automotive and sanitary fittings industries are the main users of this technology.

Your contact, USA
Brad Durkin +1 734 731 5180
Doug Lay +1 330 284 3763

Er kontakt, SWEDEN
Per Alsin + 46 70 633 99 21

 

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Nickel - SATIN CRYSTAL

SATIN CRYSTAL processes enable deposition of various matte/satin aspects. The deposits are uniform with non-reflecting properties. The intensity of the matte/satin can easily be adjusted for a perfect tailor-made deposit. The colour can vary from white to grey and the brightness can be regulated.

The principal users of the CRYSTAL process are the building and sanitary fittings markets.

Your contact, USA
Brad Durkin +1 734 731 5180
Doug Lay +1 330 284 3763

Er kontakt, SWEDEN
Per Alsin + 46 70 633 99 21

 

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Chrome - TRISTAR Line

TRISTAR represents an important advancement in the technology of high performance addition agent systems for conventional and black trivalent chrome plating. It provides a remarkably uniform performance over a wide range of current densities and operating conditions in an economical manner.

The TRISTAR line offers

  • excellent deposit coverage, even in very low current density areas.
  • outstanding tolerance to current interruption and intermittent contact during the chrome plating portion of the finishing cycle.
  • simple-to-monitor and to-control additives provide excellent stability under all reasonable operating conditions.

The TRISTAR line of trivalent chrome processes are ideal where high performance and high productivity are essential.

In production, TRISTAR is a proven replacement to Chrome VI processes -- Chrome III. Electroplaters have a new opportunity to use these technologies for decorative applications, on plastics or metals, including in automotive, building and electronics. TRISTAR helps in enhancing worker safety, soothing waste water treatment, and increasing profits due to increased productivity.

Your contact, USA
Brad Durkin +1 734 731 5180
Doug Lay +1 330 284 3763

Er kontakt, SWEDEN
Per Alsin + 46 70 633 99 21

 

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Chrome - Chrome 200 Line

CHROME 200 is a decorative, bright Chromium plating process based on chromic acid. Excellent bright, White Chromium deposits are obtained by using CHROME 200. The process is characterized by excellent throwing power and a wide applicable temperature range. CHROME 200 works with a liquid catalyst and is very economic in use.

Your contact, USA
Brad Durkin +1 734 731 5180
Doug Lay +1 330 284 3763

Er kontakt, SWEDEN
Per Alsin + 46 70 633 99 21

 

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Tin Alloys - CEDIA

CEDIA is an electrolytic process used to plate flash deposits of Tin-Cobalt alloy. This coating could be an alternative to decorative Chromium. The deposits obtained have a good corrosion and resistance to tarnish.

Your contact, USA
Brad Durkin +1 734 731 5180
Doug Lay +1 330 284 3763

Er kontakt, SWEDEN
Per Alsin + 46 70 633 99 21

 

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Tin Alloys - NISTLA

NISTLA processes are electrolytic, Tin-Nickel processes that produce grey to grey/black aspects. They can be used for technical or decorative applications, such as for lighting and sanitary fittings accessories.

Your contact, USA
Brad Durkin +1 734 731 5180
Doug Lay +1 330 284 3763

Er kontakt, SWEDEN
Per Alsin + 46 70 633 99 21