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topic 413

Composite plating - copper plating with graphite


Does anybody have any information on cyanide copper plating with graphite? I've carried out a literature search, but everything seems to be out acid copper with alum oxide. Things I am interested in are, Type of graphite compatible with bath, surfactant systems if required to prevent agglomeration. Basically Anything!

Richard Guise
- Lowestoft, U.K.


It might be worth a call to Surface Technology in Trenton, N.J., USA. They do diamond co-deposition plating, license the technology, and seem to know most of what there is to know about codeposition out of dispersions.

Ted Mooney, Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Pine Beach, New Jersey


Sender: could you please provide more information: Are you attempting to plate Copper from a Cyanide bath onto Graphite? Are you intending to use Graphite anodes? Or do you intend to co-deposit graphite? All three questions have vastly different answers.

Dave Kinghorn
Dave Kinghorn
Chemical Engineer
SUNNYvale, California


I am looking to co deposit graphite, with copper(cyanide). There is a good review of Composite (particle co deposition) plating in the Journal of Applied Electrochemistry Vol 25 Pages 519 to 527, In it there is a reference to a paper By FINK & PRICE published 1928 on the production of cu/graphite bearings for the car industry - General Motors?, has anybody seen it?, is it worthwhile getting hold of? They used tannin & gelatin to stabalise there graphite suspension to prevent agglomeration.


Richard Guise
- Lowestoft, U.K.

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