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SHORTAGE OF NICKEL BRIGHTENER RAW MATERIAL
(-----) January 22, 2008
AS MOST OF THE PEOPLE IN INDIA ARE USING SODIUM SACCHARIN IN NICKEL BRIGHTENER CONSUMPTION IS VERY HIGH SAY IN TONS.
CHINA/TAIWAN HAS INCREASED PRICES FROM 2$ TO 21$.
CAN ANY BODY SUGGEST ALTERNATIVE TO SODIUM SACCHARIN THAT CAN BE USED IN NICKEL BRIGHTENER.
EMPLOYEE - DELHI, INDIA
January 22, 2008
Hello, Lovely. In the west it is unusual to use saccharin or non proprietary brighteners anymore, but ASM Metals Handbook Volume 5 "Surface Engineering" has a good chapter on nickel plating which describes how brighteners, secondary brighteners and carriers work and what type of chemicals functions for each; it may give you some food for thought. Good luck.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
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