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topic 484

Electroless nickel peeling from copper


Hi guys!

I'm having some problems with my electroless nickel layer, in our line we are using a copper plate which is cover with a electroless nickel layer (Ni-P) and after with a tin/lead layer, during an aging test we are facing a problem, the nickel layer is peeling off from the copper, If you have faced similar problems or have some knowledge about this please send to me your inputs.

thanks in advance for your valuable help


Luis Moreno Hagelsieb


We put a nickel strike on everything before applying electroless nickel. I think it helps adhesion as well as providing a catalytic surface.

bill vins
Bill Vins
microwave & cable assemblies
Mesa (what a place-a), Arizona 


In order to assure good adhesion between copper and EN you need to activate copper with a strike nickel or a short current in the EN solution.

sara michaeli
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Sara Michaeli
chemical process supplier
Tel-Aviv, Israel



I am a student from Isfahan university of technology.I want to gain some information about process of electroless Nickel-Phosphorous on pure copper.I would be glad if you help me.

thank you

your sincerely

ahmad reza shirzad
- Isfahan, iran

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