Bright Nickel Chrome
What Is Bright Nickel Chrome?
A bright nickel chrome finish is produced by electroplating chromium on top of the bright nickel, the chromium is only 0.1 – 0.5 microns thick and prevents the nickel from tarnishing.
The bright nickel thickness can range from 5 – 30 microns depending on what environment the component is subjected to. The more severe the conditions the thicker the deposit of nickel is needed.
Electrophoretic lacquer can be applied onto the bright nickel to produce a simulated gold, brass or bronze finish.Gold plating can also be applied onto the bright nickel.
Bright Nickel Finish Main Uses
Bright nickel is used in many industries and applications, such as:
- kitchens and bathrooms
- architectural hardware
- brewery fittings
- domestic appliances and many more.
What Are The Benefits Of Nickel Plating?
The electroplating of bright nickel onto brass, steel, stainless steel, zinc base die-castings and aluminium helps protect the base material from corrosion and enhances the appearance by producing a bright shiny reflective finish.
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