Chemical nickel

The chemical nickel bath consists of an electrolyte for the electroless deposition of nickel-phosphor layers. The deposited layers are free from lead and cadmium and are therefore RoHS compliant. Precipitation contains 6-9% phosphor. It is a light-coloured, semi-bright to bright layer.
The advantages of chemically deposited nickel layers are the even distribution of layers – even on work-pieces with complicated geometric profiles – and very good corrosion protection behaviour.



Recommended layer thickness pursuant to EN ISO 4527

Low exposure to wear and corrosion5 – 10 µm
Medium exposure to wear and corrosion10 – 25 µm
High exposure to wear and corrosion25 – 50 µm
Very high exposure to wear and corrosion> 50 µm