Nickel chrome plating is used extensively by Eastern Plating to protect cold rolled steel, hot rolled steel, casted steel, sintered steel, copper, brass, and zinc diecast. The protective nature, ductility, and attractive appearance of nickel chrome plating make it a popular coating for appliances, furniture, hand tools, metal stampings, automotive components, and fabricated parts for industrial applications.

Process Advantages:
Decorative appearance
Corrosion Resistance
Abrasion and Scuffing Resistance
Diffusion Barrier

Nickel Chrome Plating Capacities (per finish type)
Barrel Nickel Plating: Up to 9,000 pounds per day.
Rack Nickel Chrome Plating: Part size up to 48" x 108"

Duplex Nickel is a finish used primarily in the trucking and automotive industries for exterior parts. This finish offers better corrosion protection and less stress of the deposit at higher thicknesses than single layer nickel. It is generally plated between 0.00059" and 0.0015" thickness.

Electroless nickel is used to increase abrasion and wear resistance of iron and copper alloys, magnesium, and beryllium. Eastern Plating provides high volume rack and barrel plating of the widely accepted mid-phosphate deposit which gives a bright finish. A standout advantage of electroless nickel plating is the process’s ability to deposit uniformly on parts of varying size and shape. Reduced helps this finish achieve greater corrosion resistance in neutral salt spray testing versus electrolytic nickel plating.

Process Advantages:
Uniform Deposits
Great Abrasion/Wear Resistance
Less Porous
Corrosion and Chemical Resistance

Electroless Nickel Plating Capacities
Electroless nickel barrel and rack plating: Up to 7,500 lb/day

Common Applications:
Typically, electroless nickel is plated between 0.0001" and 0.0008" thickness. Thickness is dependent upon corrosion protection, hardness, and wear resistance requirements. This process is able to satisfy the growing trend of maximum integrity by plating the inner diameter of tubes. It is also useful in plating nonconductive materials.

Zinc-Nickel is used extensively by Eastern Plating to provide a coating that will achieve exceptional corrosion protection. Industries requiring this finish are automotive, construction, agricultural, mining, defense, aerospace and electronics. Connectors, joining components, fasteners and fluid transfer tubes are components commonly plated in zinc-nickel.

Process Advantages:
Significant Corrosion Protection
Paint receptivity

Zinc Nickel Plating Capacities:
Barrel Zinc Nickel Plating: 10,000 lbs per day
Rack Zinc Nickel Plating: Part Size up to 30" x 175" 

Common Applications:
Zinc nickel is typically applied from 0.0002 to 0.0005 in. Our acid bath contains 10-16% nickel alloy. Zinc Nickel plating is often used to plate brackets, fasteners, anchors, cleats, bolts, and coaxial cables.

Zinc plating is a relatively low cost, protective in nature, and with the attractive appearence makes it a popular coating for nuts, bolts, washers, metal stampings, and automotive components, fabricated parts for industrial applications, and also serves as an effective undercoat for paints.

Common Applications:

Commercially, zinc plating is deposited in thicknesses ranging from 0.0001”- 0.0005”, depending upon the intended application and the corrosion protection required, the majority of which is 0.0001”-0.0003”, commonly known as “Commercial Zinc.”

Zinc die-cast parts are Copper-Nickel-Chrome Electroplated. This finish begins with a thin layer copper to protect the zinc against the acidity of subsequent baths. This is followed with one or more layers of nickel, which provides a continuous corrosion resistant barrier. Finally, a layer of chromium is applied to give the desired shiny, silvery appearance and to protect the nickel against mechanical forces such as wear and erosion. 

Eastern Plating offers this finish in both a Satin or Shiny finish. We are currently plating Zamac 3, 5 and 8 for both the Automotive and Furniture Industry. 

Copper plating services provide excellent electrical conductivity, decorative value, easy polishing, and malleability. Copper plating features a high level of thermal conductivity, making it suitable for a wide variety of applications. Eastern plating's copper plating process is equipped to produce matte or bright finishes with varying ranges of deposit hardness and ductility.

Silver Plating is very ductile and malleable (slightly harder than gold). A monovalent coinage metal, silver (and silver plating) has a brilliant white metallic luster that can take a high degree of polish. Silver plating has the highest electrical conductivity of all metals, even higher than copper.

Silver Plating Capacities (per finish type):
Barrel Silver Plating: Up to 11,000 pounds per day

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.

Common Applications:
For less demanding applications in electronics, silver plating is often used as a cheaper replacement for gold. Care should be used for parts exposed to high humidity environments.

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"

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  • Nickel Chrome
  • Satin Nickel
  • Copper Nickel Chrome
  • Copper
  • Zinc Nickel
  • Zinc 
  • Chromating
  • Passivation
  • Tin
  • ​Silver


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