Is bright nickel plating RoHS compliant?
While not all Electroless Nickel Plating is RoHS Compliant, Reliable uses only RoHS Compliant Electroless Nickel. Electroless Nickel is a nickel/phosphorus alloy and can be plated by chemical reduction without an externally applied electrical current.
What is RoHS plating?
ROHS PLATING SERVICES First instituted in the European Union in 2006, RoHS places restrictions on the use of certain hazardous materials that traditionally have been found in electronics. Any products that include these materials must meet specific compliance requirements.
Is RoHS compliant?
RoHS is a product level compliance based on the European Union’s Directive 2002/95/EC, the Restriction of the Use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS). Organizations often prove RoHS compliance with a letter of compliance issued by an employee of the company.
Does nickel plating contain lead?
The test report indicates the nickel plating contains 3.4% of lead.
How is electroless nickel plating done?
Electroless Nickel Plating (ENP) is the deposit of a nickel-alloy coating by chemical reduction – without the electric current that’s used in electroplating processes. ENP is deposited by reducing nickel ions to metallic nickel with a chemical reducing agent such as sodium hydrophosphite.
Is stainless steel RoHS compliance?
The current European RoHS Directive bans the use of six substances, one of which is hexavalent chromium. Metallic chromium found in stainless steel is not a RoHS substance.
What RoHS means?
Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances
What is RoHS? RoHS means “Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances” in the “Hazardous Substances Directive” in electrical and electronic equipment. This restriction is anchored in EU Directive 2011/65 / EU.
What kind of plating is RoHS compliant for?
Tin-cobalt is generally plated over a bright nickel underplating similarly to traditional chrome plating. Tin-cobalt has a similar “blue-bright” appearance of chrome but unlike hex chrome is fully RoHS compliant.
What are the limits for electroless nickel plating?
In electroless nickel plating, cadmium and lead are the major concerns since hexavalent chromium and mercury are not typically added to these formulations. The ELV and RoHS Directives specify the limits for cadmium and lead in an electroless nickel deposit at less than 100 and 1,000 ppm, respectively.
Are there any chrome products that are ROHS compliant?
Tin-cobalt has a similar “blue-bright” appearance of chrome but unlike hex chrome is fully RoHS compliant. If you have a product that must be certified to RoHS requirements, Advanced Plating Techologies has a breath of finishing solutions to meet your needs.
What kind of Flash is used for nickel plating?
A common practice in the plating industry is to use a copper flash under-plate before plating the tin, nickel or other metal. A heavier copper layer may also be specified. Another option per ASTM B545 is to use a thinner layer of nickel. A nickel under-plate provides the following advantages: Slows zinc migration in applicable alloys.