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Copper electrodeposition has a variety of applications in metal finishing. An undercoat for surface finishes such as nickel chromium electrodeposits on steel, aluminum, zinc bases die-castings and plating grade plastics (ABS). As a base for oxidized or coloured finishes and other metals. In the production of electronic printed circuit boards and of electro types and printing surfaces. Electroforming of precision components and moulds. Thick deposits applied to steel as a stop-off coating in case hardening processes such as carborising and nitriding.
Acid copper platting process produces highly levelled, brilliant, smooth and ductile deposits. It produces uniform brightness at both high and low current density levels. Specially formulated for decorative plating on metal and plastic parts. It provides an excellent undercoat for subsequent nickel and chromium plating
Cyanide Copper process is used for undercoats to nickel, as a strike prior to acid copper plating on mild steel and as a base for oxidised finish on steel and other metals. Very useful as a copper strike to acid copper sulphate, pyrophosphate or fluborate baths to avoid immersion plating and to provide excellent bonding to top coats.