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topic 3384

Plating on Plastics


Seeking literature on plating on plastics specifically electroless, or electrodeposited deposits of copper, or nickel onto basic plastics such as thermosetting (epoxies, phenolics, polyesters, etc.) and thermoplastics (acrylics, fluorocarbons, polyesters, polysulfones, etc.).

Tom Andersen
- Balto., Maryland


Hi Tom, I use a process from Fidelity for plating onto all types of non-conductors. It seems to work very well, although I only have a small benchtop line. The name is Ultraplate and they may send you a sample of it. You can give me a call if you like also.

jim conner
Jim Conner
Anoplex - Dallas, Texas USA


Letter # 3384 was addressed by a Jim Conner of Salisbury, MD

I am interested in Plating Phenolic Plastic, Jim said that "Ultraplate" works. I can't seem to locate a company called Ultraplate that does this process. Can you help?

Kevin Emmett
- N. Tonawanda New York

Ed. note: Jim was apparently saying that Ultraplate is a product of Fidelity [Chemical Co., Newark, NJ], Kevin.

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