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Zinc Plating wIth JS500

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Silchrome Plating are proud to be one of Macdermid’s licensed vendors to carry out Zinc Plating with JS500, here are more details on the advantages of this process.

What is JS500?

JS500 is a water based sealant that can be used as a finishing process in conjunction with Zinc

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You Asked: What Is a Salt Spray Test?

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A Salt Spray Test accelerates the normal rate of corrosion a component would undergo in order to evaluate the suitability of a protective coating. The appearance of corrosion (such as rust, blisters, peeling) is evaluated after set amounts of time to judge comparatively the effectiveness of any

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You asked: What are Sacrificial Coatings?

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Metal finishing processes such as Zinc Plating are described as being ‘sacrificial’ in nature, but what does this term actually refer to?


When metals such as Steel are exposed to the elements they will often undergo a process called Oxidation which is corrosive in nature. Iron

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Corrosion Resistance of Zinc Plating

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Zinc Electroplating offers a low cost but highly effective way in which to protect ferrous metals against a range of Corrosion sources. So what is Zinc, what can it be used for?


What is Zinc?


Zinc is a naturally occurring element that is abundant in the earth’s crust and is

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Paint & Powder: What We Need To Know

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Silchrome offer a very wide array of metal finishing processes and this includes Paint and Powder Coatings. Our Paint shop has been especially busy of late and so we thought we’d help our customers by giving a quick overview on the information we need to process your enquiry as quickly

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Corrosion Resistance of Hard Chrome

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Hard Chrome Plating is a metal finishing process most often selected for high wear applications, although it is often described as having a ‘good’ resistance to corrosion, what factors would Hard Chrome protect against and what are its weaknesses?


What Is Hard Chrome Plating?


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We are all familiar with these small but vital components that literally hold together much of the vehicles, structures and devices that we use every day. Bolts, Screws and Fasteners have a wide variety of applications but often come into contact with dissimilar metals in harsh

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Free Electroless Nickel Guide


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Silchrome have a comprehensive guide to Electroless Nickel including it's attributes and applications.

ENP is a very versatile process that can add corrosion resistance to a variety of components, by changing the Phosphorus content you can better adapt the process to your appllication

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Types of Corrosion

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Corrosion is a broad phrase used to describe the attack and deterioration on metals. There are several different types of Corrosion.Here is a broad overview...


General Corrosion


General or Uniform Corrosion is called such as it will proceed in a uniform manner onto an exposed

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Electroless Nickel: Applications In Industry


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Electroless Nickel provides a uniform coating that will increase wear and corrosion resistance of Brass, Aluminium and Steel components. The versatility of the process and the ability to change the phosphorus content to suit your application makes Electroless Nickel a popular process

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Molybdenum Based Coatings


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Any application with a high temperature that requires lubrication might consider a Molybdenum based coating. Despite using the same base element there are a number of branded coatings that are all popular with different industries and have different applications. Here’s our guide.


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Corrosion Resistance of Silver Plating

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Silver is used for its fantastic combination of Electrical and Heat Conductivity alongside it’s Wear and Corrosion resistance. Silver as a material is considered a noble metal generally meaning that it is more resistant to oxidation and other forms of corrosion when compared to other plating

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Preventing Stress Corrosion Cracking with Plating

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What is Stress Corrosion Cracking?

Where metals are exposed to both tensile stress and a chemically corrosive environment, the growth of crack formations may occur and lead to the sudden failure of normally ductile metals. This may also occur in conjunction with Hydrogen Embrittlement.

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You Asked: Trivalent Passivation vs Iridite NCP

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In order to comply with environmental standards, Silchrome Plating now offer Electroplated Zinc using Trivalent Passivation. We have had positive feedback about this process and a few of our customers have asked if Trivalent Passivation can be used on its own and how it would differ from

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You asked: Differences between Electroplated and Electroless Nickel?

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Although they both coat the same material, the two different processes will perform differently, have different attributes and different applications.

Nickel Plating provides a low cost, smooth and ductile coating that can be used in variety of applications. It provides a good level of

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Different Xylan Products


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Popular Xylan products


Xylan is a brand name for a group of Fluropolymer coatings which typically blend high performance resins with a fluoropolmer lubricant such as PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene). Xylan coatings are smooth and slick in nature providing a uniform finish in a range

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Tackling Corrosion Offshore

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Corrosion costs the Oil and Gas Industry billions each and every year and any component which operates in an offshore environment must withstand several different sources of deterioration. These include the salt water environment, numerous sources of wear as well as potential chemical and gases

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Electroless Nickel in Oil & Gas


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Electroless Nickel is widely used throughout the Oil and Gas Industry due to its uniform coating, excellent corrosion resistance and ability to act as a protective barrier against abrasion. There are three key areas in which Oil and Gas components must operate: Surface Operations, Downhole

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Attributes of Electroless Nickel


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Attributes of Electroless Nickel

Electroless Nickel Plating (or ENP for short) is an autocatalytic plating meaning that it forms through a chemical reaction to the metal. It’s used across a wide range of industries due to its core attributes of corrosion and wear resistance.


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Silver Plating Gasket Rings


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One area we have seen a significant interest in is the silver plating of large gasket rings. Silchrome Plating have invested heavily in upgrading our capacity in order for us to plate larger and heavier components than ever before. This has included a completely new plating line, which is

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