Process Advantages

Corrosion Resistance
Low Contact Resistance
No Whiskering
Thermal Conductivity

Tin Plating Capacities (per finish type)

Barrel Tin Plating: Up to 32,000 pounds per day.
Rack Tin Plating: Part Size up to 38" x 68"

Common Applications

Tin plating is widely used in the electronics industry because of its ability to protect the base metal from oxidation thus preserving its solderability.

Commercially, the metal is deposited in thicknesses ranging from 0.00005”- 0.0006”, depending upon the intended application and the corrosion protection required, the majority of which is 0.0001”-0.0003”, commonly known as “Commercial Tin"


ASTM B 545
GE F70
TYCO TEC-112-16
Spinner 025
Eaton 50-80

Tin is a malleable, ductile, highly crystalline, silvery-white metal. This metal resists corrosion from distilled, sea, or soft tap water, but can be attacked by strong acids, alkalis, and by acid salts.

Redundant PLC-Controlled tin plating lines share interchangeable tooling with our other electroplating lines, which has made it so Eastern Plating has never failed to deliver customer parts on-time due to 'downtime.'

Tin Plating

Tin Plating is used extensively to protect both ferrous and nonferrous surfaces. Metals plated in Tin are useful for the electronic, automotive, appliance, computer, medical, and food processing industry since they are non-toxic, ductile and corrosion resistant. The excellent ductility of tin allows a coated base metal sheet to be formed into a variety of shapes without damage to the surface tin plating layer. Plating with Tin provides sacrificial protection for copper, nickel and other non-ferrous metals, but not for steel. Tin plating on copper has been shown to eliminate galvanic corrosion and formicary corrosion, commonly known as 'ant's nest' corrosion.