Plastics

Differences Between Plating Onto Ceramics and Plastics

Manufacturers that produce items made from ceramic or plastic materials must often implement additional steps to improve and protect their workpieces. Electroplating is a preferred finishing technique that deposits a metal coating onto the substrate. Electroplating ceramics or plastics provides benefits such as making the surface electrically conductive, improving strength and durability, increasing corrosion resistance […]

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Uniformly Depositing Plating Material

 Uniformly Depositing Plating Material on Plastics The resurgence in demand for plating on plastics in recent years has led manufacturers and metal finishing companies to seek ways to improve the process. A primary focus area has been creating a more uniform coating of the metal onto the plastic substrate — which has been a trouble […]

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Preventing Issues When Plating on Plastics

Plating metal onto plastic materials is a process that originated in the 1960s in the automotive industry. Manufacturers had started using plastic parts and components to make vehicles lighter and more fuel efficient. They discovered that applying a coating of metal, such as nickel, to these parts would enhance their durability and increase their aesthetic […]

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Adhesion Problems While Plating Onto Plastics

Working Around Common Adhesion Problems While Plating Onto Plastics There are many practical reasons a manufacturer may want to electroplate a metal material onto a plastic product. For example, a metal coating can strengthen the plastic substrate and protect it against wear. Metal can also act as a sacrificial barrier that protects against corrosion, and […]

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EMI Shielding Plastic

Overview: What is EMI Shielding? Selective Electroless Plating on Plastic Thermoplastic Compounds for EMI Shielding Why We Need EMI/RFI Shielding Enclosures Electroplating Copper-Nickel Onto Plastic Plating Onto Plastics for EMI Shielding Why Use Plastic for EMI/RFI Shielding Benefits of Copper and Nickel Plating Request Quote Our world is continuously becoming more electronic, and devices from […]

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