Apticote Electroless Nickel
Electroless Nickel is a hard, silver coloured coating comprised of nickel alloyed with between 4 and 14% phosphorous. It is deposited by immersion of parts in a solution of nickel salts and reducing agents at a temperature of 90°C. Although it has the appearance of an electroplated coating (e.g. like Hard Chrome), the process is purely chemical, so that deposition is evenly distributed over the part, including internal and external corners.
The Apticote 400 electroless nickel process provides a unique combination of high quality, rapid throughput and turn-round with superb performance. There are a wide variety of coating options, one of which will satisfy your particular requirements for wear resistance, corrosion protection or aesthetic appearance.
A nickel coating that is slicker than the best self-lubricating materials? Not with the new, improved version of the Poeton Apticote 450 coating! Our latest development, the fruits of extensive research and testing in our tribological laboratory, has produced the holy grail – a composite Nickel/PTFE coating that outperforms its rivals by a wide margin – a super slippery nickel – a name given to it by our customers.
When applied to any ferrous alloy, including stainless steel, copper alloys and titanium, Apticote 460 coatings impart particularly high levels of wear resistance and permanent lubricity. When these characteristics are critical, investing in Apticote 460 coatings can add considerable value to your product and, in many cases, enable you to reduce costs.
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