Electroless Nickel

Process Specifications

  • AMS 2404
  • MIL-C-26074
  • AMS-C-26074
  • ASTM B733
  • GPS 3108-1
  • M695215
  • HP4-10

All Electroless Nickel coatings are RoHS compliant.

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About Electroless Nickel

Electroless Nickel is an auto-catalytic plating process that deposits a thin, uniform Nickel Phosphorus layer with significant advantages over traditional electrolytic nickel coatings. The absence of coating thickness complications that are created by current density provides a nickel deposit that is extremely uniform in coverage and thickness. This unique characteristic makes the Electroless Nickel (EN) process ideal for plating engineered components that are complex in shape and require tight “after plating” tolerances.

There are many different types of Electroless Nickel coatings and processes available to meet different applications, conditions and requirements. Physical and mechanical properties of the coating such as hardness, corrosion resistance, magnetism and solderability vary from one EN process to another depending on deposit Phosphorus content, bath formulation and post plate treatments.

Contact the Electroless Nickel experts at Coating Technologies to determine which Electroless Nickel coating would work best for your application.

Coating Technologies offers both Mid and High Phosphorus Electroless Nickel.

Coating Technologies offers both Mid and High Phosphorus Electroless Nickel

Mid Phosphorus

  • 7-9% Phosphorus Content
  • Moderate Corrosion Resistance
  • RoHS Compliant
  • HRC- 48-52 as Plated
  • HRC- 64-68 with Bake
  • 65 mΩ/cm Electrical Resistance
  • Mixed Crystalline / Amorphous
  • .05 W/CM*K Thermal Conductivity
  • 1000ºC Melting Point
  • .38 Friction Coefficient
  • 1 G/cm³ Density
  • 7% Ductility
  • Magnetic
  • Solderable
  • Uniform
  • Semi-Bright / Bright

High Phosphorus

  • 10-12% Phosphorus Content
  • Excellent Corrosion Resistance
  • RoHS Compliant
  • HRC- 41-46 as plated
  • HRC- 63-67 with Bake
  • 100 mΩ/cm Electrical Resistance
  • Amorphous
  • .08 W/CM*K Thermal Conductivity
  • 880ºC Melting Point
  • .45 Friction Coefficient
  • 8 G/cm³ Density
  • 50% Ductility
  • Non-Magnetic
  • Non-Solderable
  • Uniform
  • Semi-Bright / Bright

Additional Services

  • Masking
  • Abrasive blasting, sand or glass
  • Pre-plate Stress Relief and Hydrogen Embrittlement Baking
  • Expediting
  • Aluminum Oxide
  • Glass Bead