electroless nickel plating / stainless steel
Nickel is the all-rounder of surface technology. With its diverse properties, nickel is one of the most important and frequently used coatings because it is almost universally applicable. Nickel layers are characterised by high resistance to atmospheric corrosion, many acids, sea water and alkali solutions. Chemical resistance is increased by the formation of an oxide layer. Nickel is also valued for its tribological benefits, such as wear resistance and slipperiness.
Its silvery white look that has a slightly yellowish tone, which can be adjusted from matt to glossy, is ideal for decorative applications.
Depending on the requirements, nickel can be deposited electrochemically or chemically. Both coating processes generate their own specific properties, which do not compete with each other, but complement each other in technical and economic terms.