Reasons to Use Electroless Nickel Plating

Electroless nickel plating is a cost-effective process that can protect your products from rust and corrosion. The process involves little energy to complete and uses a process called “autocatalytic chemical reduction,” which bathes your product in a tough and long-lasting coating. Because of its low cost and effectiveness, businesses are increasingly turning to this process to protect their products. Here are just a few reasons why you may want to use electroless nickel plating for your next line of products.

1. Even Coating

One of the major advantages of electroless nickel plating is that it provides an even and uniform coating across the entire surface. This is especially key for products that must be precise, like machine parts, since the slightest change in thickness could damage larger parts or result in undue wear-and-tear. Thanks to the bathing process, the nickel plating can coat every part of your product, no matter how small or intricate, to offer even protection.

2. Cost Effective

Electroless nickel plating is one of the most cost-effective ways to protect your metal products. The reasoning is quite simple: the process doesn’t have high energy costs and very little labor, so you are essentially paying for equipment and materials. This makes electroless nickel plating extremely affordable for small and large companies alike. So whether you have a small and specialized order or an entire line that needs coating, you can get a quality finished product for much less than you may think.

3. Gentle Application

While we often think of metal as extremely strong, compression in the coating can compromise your product’s integrity. Electroless nickel plating is surprisingly gentle on the metal underneath, which means your product can stay as strong as the day it was made for much, much longer. For products that are using metals that are subject to wear-and-tear or are softer, electroless nickel plating can prove invaluable in ensuring the integrity of the original product while making it more durable and resistant to corrosion, rust, and staining.

4. Work Done on Time

Since much of the work that happens with electroless nickel plating is passive, as in there isn’t someone directly applying the coating, the work is fairly standardized when it comes to timing. We can accurately estimate the time it will take to do the work you require and easily stick to that timeline. That means fewer delays and products that ship on time to your clients.

When it comes to protecting your products from rust, corrosion and wear-and-tear, electroless nickel plating may be the answer you need. The process is affordable, effective and of particular use for companies who create small and intricate parts. If you are looking for an effective coating strategy for your next big product or project, contact SunGlo. Our low-cost coating options like electroless nickel plating can raise the quality and longevity of your line, and have the work done on time and to your exact specifications.

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