For a long time, the phenomenon of ash hanging on the surface of steel parts during the pre-treatment of electroplating and the resulting quality problems of electroplating of steel parts have been a major headache for the industry. At present, the method commonly used in the industry is to double the cleaning time of wax removal, cleaning, and acid electrolysis in the pre-treatment process, and add another manual scrubbing process. This method is not only time-consuming, labor-intensive, and expensive, but also has serious environmental pollution, which is extremely unfavorable to the health of the workers. After years of research and exploration, Surfatech Chemistry has launched a breakthrough SF-326 for pre-treatment of steel parts electroplating, Surfatech Chemistry® three-in-one cleaning process for dewaxing, degreasing and ashing of steel parts, finally making this industry problem history.
Rack is a crucial factor for an electroplating plant affecting not only the quality but also the cost. HL-568S Uniklear® Rack Electro-stripper is formulated by HSCT after many years' researching. It Containing a special corrosion-inhibiting ingredient, it not only has the fastest stripping speed, but also does not corrode the hangers, and it can pass RoHS test.
The most prominent feature of HSCT's Unimirror® bright tin plating process is the plated product can stay in the air for at least 30 seconds and does not change color. This feature makes the process come into true for electroplating bright tin automatically, whether it is a sulfate system or a methanesulfonate system, or whether it is rack plating, barrel plating, or continuous plating.
Metalloy® silver plating brighteners are divided into two types: one is hard silver plating additives and the other is decorative silver plating additives. The hard silver electroplating additives can obtain a hard deposit layer due to contain a secondary metal ion such as antimony. It is often used for electroplating electrical components such as accessories for high-voltage switch cabinets and charging equipment. On the contrary, decorative silver electroplating additives do not a secondary metal ion but organic ingredients. The color of the plating layer is brilliant white and the decorative effect is excellent. It is often used for silver plating of decorative products such as ornaments and tableware.
Metalloy® AG -360 is formulated for decorative silver plating. While, Metalloy® AG-300 is formulated for hard silver plating. And, Metalloy® AG-WPS is formulated for protecting the siver electro-deposits from corroding.
As early as 2005, with EU's legislation of RoHS, HSCT began to research an environmentally friendly trivalent chromium electroplating processes. Since 2008, such an effort has blossomed and yielded fruits. HSCT's trivalent chromium electroplating additives have come into the market under the trademark Unimirror®, including both for the white chromium plating process and for the black chromium plating process. After almost two decades of upgrading, these products have won very high reputation and market share for their incomparable stability.
Unimirror® TVC is formulated for electroplating white color trivalent chromium deposits. While, Unimirror® BTVC is formulated for electroplating black color trivalent chromium deposits. And, Unimirror® TVC-RIP is specially formulated for purifying the impurities in the trivalent chromium electrolyte which is very easily polluted by metal ions.
There are many remarkable merits applying Unimirror® TVC-RIP in the trivalent chromium electrolyte, such as: 1) removes impurities effectively, fast and completely; 2) does not affect the quality of the plating process; 3) removes on-line, there is no need to interrupt the plating production; 4) can be used either in hydrochloric acid type electrolyte, or in sulfuric acid type electrolyte.
Unimirror® PN-60 Satin Nickel is the first product formulated by HSCT for pearl nickel plating process earlier on 2000. It is characterized for its clear microscopic grain texture and short-lasting less than 8 hours. Equipped with long-term mechanism machine, this process has ushered in a new spring in recent years ,especially in the auto parts electroplating market.
Composed of five components, Unimirror® PN-62 Long-lasting Satin Nickel has been formulated
for continuously electroplating production earlier on 2100. There, the phase equilibrium principle is used to stabilize the emulsified particles in the electrolyte and makes the process can stably work over 15 days without carbon filtrating.
Unimirror® PN-66 Long-lasting Satin Nickel further improves and optimizes the stability of the pearl nickel plating process. Composed of only three components, the process is much easier to use and maintain, and the electrolyte is much stabler and can work continuously for about 30 days without carbon filtration. Unimirror® PN-66 Long-lasting Satin Nickel can be used either in rack plating process or in barrel plating process.
Unimirror ® multi-layer nickel plating process, developed by HSCT for the Cu-Ni-Cr and Ni-Cr decorative plating process with high corrosion resistance, consisting of SMB-606 semi-gloss nickel plating process, NBE-628 bright nickel plating process, and NF-609 nickel sealing process, is especially suitable for decoratively electroplating products with high corrosion resistance, such as auto parts, sanitary ware, and so on.
Unimirror® NBE-628 Bright Nickel Brightener is a kind of general-purpose brightener for nickel plating process, for example, for the multi-layer nickel plating process with SMB-606 and NF-609 additives. It is also used alone as brightener for rack and/or barrel nickel plating.
Unimirror® NBE-668 Bright Nano-Nickel Plating Brightener is an ultra-high corrosion resistance nickel plating process developed by HSCT, compared to the traditional nickel plating process. It can be used with SMB-606 and NF-609 to obtain multi-layer nickel deposit with ultra-high corrosion resistance, Also, it can be used alone as a brightener for rack and/or barrel nickel plating.
Acid copper is one of the most pivotal processes in decorative electroplating process, which directly determines the quality of product appearance, and the capacity of the production-line which limits the competitiveness of the electroplating plants. The series of acid copper brighteners under the trademark "Unimirror" developed by HSCT not only have a whole product line, but also represent the highest quality level in acid copper plating field, and fully meet the needs of acid copper electroplating process of various market segments.
Unimirror® AC-920 Acid Copper Brightener is characterized by its clear deposits, especially suitable for those plating products with neat clean outlooks, such as imitation gold, rose gold, gun color alloys and other pattern plated articles, and plated precious metals.
Unimirror® AC-930 Acid Copper Brightener is characterized by its incomparable leveling and throwing power. It is especially suitable for those plating process that requires extremely high leveling and throwing performance, such as for sanitary ware, auto parts, jewelry and other products.
Unimirror® AC-1 Single-component Acid Copper Brightener is specially developed for high-speed continuous copper plating and electroforming process. Its leveling and throwing power, and post-processing adaptability are on the highest level in the market, and has been widely used in roll-to-roll continuous copper plating of wire/sheet/foil , copper electroforming mold, sculpture, copper plate, copper jewelry, and copper micro-devices, and so on.
As a processing technology, plastic electroplating technology has been widely used in many industrial fields such as machinery, light industry, electronics, etc., but its role in the electronics industry is particularly important. This is because electroplating technology is not only used in the electronics industry In addition to protection and decoration in the original sense, it also plays an important role in the manufacture of electronic products.