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Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 13:56

Electroless nickel plating (EN) is a key part of the metal finishing industry. Its properties are widely recognized and used in an array of industrial applications.

Also known as autocatalytic plating or electroless plating, this chemical process is based on catalytic reduction and deposition of nickel in an aqueous bath and requires no electrical energy.

Benefits over electrolytic forms of plating (chrome, for example) include lower porosity, zero or low compressive stress, good ductility, hardness or wear resistance, as well as inherent dry lubrication and anti galling.

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 13:49

Product sticking? Not getting the release you need?

Non stick coatings are not created equal. Properties vary. So does performance when you consider temperature and abrasion, the chemical and physical properties of your sticky product, too.

So, check out our pages. Talk to our sponsors. And eliminate sticking from your workplace for good!

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 13:49

Experiencing corrosion? But don’t know how it’s forming? Or how to prevent it?

The answer may be beyond your parent metal.

Yet, corrosion protection will vary among industrial coatings. Each can have unique strengths. Ready to find the best?

First, we see "corrosion" and "chemical corrosion" the same. When a surface is attacked, it is a chemical (or electrochemical) reaction occurring between the surface and the environment. And the effects on surface properties or performance are negative.

Here are some common corrosion manifestations:

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 13:49

Think all low friction coatings are the same? You may be surprised. That's why staff and sponsors of Industrial Coatings are here to help.

Your design is finished. And the engineering is sound.

Get ready to choose your low friction coating!

What is friction? We see it as the opposing force between two bodies or materials that dampens motion. There are two forms:

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 13:49

Your design is finished. The build, too, is complete. Now, to ensure your product or equipment will last, hardening the surfaces is all you need. Right?

Our answers may surprise you.

See our articles. Talk to our sponsors. We're here to help you find the right answers, the most wear resistant coatings available today.

What makes a coating resist abrasion? How do you choose?

First, understand the types of wear and their contributing factors:

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