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Electro-plating

The ZINKPOWER Group provides extensive corrosion protection solutions for a wide range of different requirements.

They also include electroplating processes by means of which a metallic coating is deposited electrochemically on a steel, stainless steel or non-ferrous metal substrate. In the electroplating section of our plant in Neumünster, the focus is on functional electroplating, which essentially provides corrosion protection but also has decorative properties. The selection of the process can also improve the electrical conductivity or even the sliding properties of a component.

Electro Plating - The procedure

The chemically cleaned surface of the substrate is a prerequisite for electroplating. To achieve this, the components undergo a number of wet chemical and electro-chemical pre-treatment stages before an electroplated layer can be deposited on them. A subsequent treatment usually follows electroplating of the components, during which generally layer thicknesses of approx. 5 µm to 20 µm are applied, depending on the category of corrosivity required.

The advantages

  • Corrosion protection
  • Decorative appearance
  • High level of mechanical resilience
  • Improved electrical conductivity

Our range of services

ZINKPOWER Neumünster offers the following services:

  • Copper-plating of steel and stainless steel
  • Nickel-plating of steel, copper and copper alloys
  • Tin-plating of steel, copper and copper alloys for goods hung-up on handling jigs measuring 2.3 x 0.4 x 0.6 m and for drum parts
  • Galvanizing steel with subsequent yellow chromating or blue passivation for goods hung-up on handling jigs measuring 2.1 x 0.4 x 1 m
  • Galvanizing steel with subsequent blue passivation as drum parts