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Electroplating onto rubber



2002

Would you please tell me if it is possible to do electroplating on rubbers like silicon or nbr rubbers.

Saeed Shaghaghi
- TEHRAN, IRAN


2002

Everything is plateable, Saeed. It's a question of whether the adhesion is sufficient for the application though.The first issue in plating on non-metallic surfaces is figuring out how to etch them so the plating will grab tight.

Of course there is also a second issue that plating tends to not be very flexible, so I have a hard time picturing a plating on silicone that is going to be good for much. Good luck.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com Teds signature
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