Colloidal Palladium Catalyst for Plastic Metallization Cycle

SILKEN CATALYST 502 is an active nanometre colloid, liquid Palladium-Tin catalyst system. It is designed to sensitize and activate all types of plating grade plastics to allow nickel or copper autocatalytic deposition and electrolytic plating if required.

The formulation permits low precious metal concentrations in the operating solution and in many installations eliminates most extra additions of Tin (II) salts to maintain bath stability. The process can be used for both decorative and shielding applications.

Features & Benefits

  • Concentrate contains 2.6 g/L (2600 mg/L) of Palladium metal
  • Enables a very low concentration in the working solution, 30 – 40 ppm.
  • Reduces consumption with Palladium low content
  • Works well on ABS, ABS-PC blends, Polypropylene, Polyester, Polyamide and many other types of plastic resins
  • Produces a very thin, uniform Palladium-Tin Colloid coating
  • Provides high solution stability and long life

Fields of application

  • Automotive
  • Sanitary Fittings
  • Electronics & Connectors
  • Household appliance. e.g. wash machine rings

This process belongs toSILKEN LINE

SILKEN is a process line for the pre-treatment of ABS – PC/ABS and PP-plastic materials for Electroplating.

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 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.

Fields of applications

  • Automotive
  • Sanitary Fittings
  • Building
  • Sanitary Fittings
  • Packaging
  • Lighting
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Electronics & Connectors
  • Eyewear
  • Fashion and Luxury
  • Furniture
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