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Columbia Chemical has been consulted heavily by OEMs and Tier suppliers on the topic of zinc-nickel as the finish is incorporated into additional OEM specs and the market continues to grow.
Zinc-Nickel has increasingly become the finish of choice for many industries with high corrosion and high-performance needs. It is a rapidly growing segment of the electroplating market, nearly quadrupling in usage in the last five years. The zinc-nickel alloy has many properties that are appealing to manufacturers all over the world, specifically within the fastener, casting, automotive, and heavy equipment industries. It is also gaining usage in the Defense Industry as a potential replacement for cadmium. Zinc-Nickel offers superior corrosion resistance, with most deposits at a 12 – 15% alloy range producing a coating that can achieve 250+ hours to first white corrosion and 1,000+ hours to first red corrosion.
If you are considering adding zinc-nickel plating to your services or evaluating your current process to achieve greater operational efficiency, reach out to your Columbia Chemical rep.