08 Aug WHY CHOOSE ZINC-NICKEL PLATING?
Many industries today are taking advantage of zinc-nickel plating for its superior corrosion resistance. In fact, it is an especially important component of the marine and automotive industries where rust and corrosion are constant concerns. Here are some of the benefits of choosing zinc-nickel.
With environmental concerns taking precedent for virtually all companies throughout the world, it is important to provide an alternative to the heavy metals that can be highly toxic to the environment. Using zinc nickel in the plating process is a safe and eco-friendly method, which contributes to the reasons for its widespread success.
Considering the alternatives, zinc-nickel plating is one of the most cost effective choices for coatings today. For example, creating special chrome plating and stainless steel is much more expensive than zinc-nickel, with benefits that in most cases don’t outweigh the added cost.
Zinc nickel plating is very ductile and can withstand temperatures of 250F (120C). It is not brittle and provides a coating thickness consistency for smooth and accurate plating. In addition, because of its ductility, parts can easily be formed or crimped without losing any of their anti corrosion protection. This is extremely important in many industries where parts need to be assembled or connected.
Heat resistance is another concern, especially in the automotive industry. It is absolutely essential to have a high degree of heat protection in engine compartments and places where hot engine fluids may be a problem.
You will receive excellent consistency and corrosion resistance no matter the size of your material. Zinc-nickel plating does very well for rack plated parts needing a smooth and even finish.Talk to one of our specialists on the phone today at DeKalb Metal Finishing to discuss all your product plating requirements.