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Various Processes.

Electroplating is essentially the process of applying a decorative finish to an electrically conductive base material. The object that is being plated is immersed in an electrolyte and connected to an external electrical current. The metal to be used as the coating is also immersed and connected to the positive terminal. Electrolysis causes the metal from the salts in the solution to transfer from the metal source to the object to be coated. The amount of metal deposited is referred to as number of microns of plating.

Alocrom 1200
is used for coating all types of aluminium and aluminium alloys when the desired outcome is for a corrosion resistant and electrical conductive finish is required. When complete the surface can be painted or left plain finished. It has a protective gold colour which is indivisible from the aluminium. 

Anodising or Anodizing
is the name for a process used to provide an increased corrosion resistance of aluminum and aluminum alloys. After cleaning the metal immersed in a bath of scientifically controlled acids. An electrical current is applied and oxidation occurs. This results in a thin film of oxide that is often harder than the unoxidized original metal underneath this surface. Various colours can be achieved by altering the thickness of the layer of oxidisation or as in the case of aluminum, dyes are used to achieve the desired colours.

Chemical Blacking
is provides a highly decorative black finish on most ferrous surfaces. Chemi-black coating greatly improves both the appearance of the base object and its resistance to corrosion. Using chemical blacking as a means of corrosion protection is useful if you do not want to affect the dimensions of your base object. This process also provides an even coating to any threads and holes that you are coating.

Electroless Nickel process is the production of a nickel alloy, deposited without the use of an external power source. One major advantage of the Electroless nickel process is that it provides an even thickness over all surfaces of the component whatever its shape. This coating is non-toxic which can be used [for instance] in medical devices, kitchen utensils, bathroom fittings, work tools and office equipment.

Zinc Plating
is a cost effective means to achieve a high level of corrosion resistance. By encasing the original object in zinc it is unable to make contact with the outside elements and thus protects from corrosion. Zinc provides an excellent even metal distribution and gives superb levels of wear protection. Zinc Plating can be used as a final finish or as a protective base coat for later functional or cosmetic finishes.

Zinc Phosphating
provides corrosion protection and adhesion enhancing for steel, aluminum, and other metals by building a good base for holding rust preventive materials and paint bonding.
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Great Services provided by Electroplate [UK] Ltd include: Alochrom 1200. Anodising in various colours - clear, gold, red, blue and black. Chemi-black. Electroless nickel. Zinc plating - either barrel or vat work - with silver or colour passivate. Zinc phosphating.

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