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Nickel Plating on ABS Plastic

Dear Sir,

I am planning to setup a new Nickel plating plant for ABS plastic. Can you please briefly explain the manufacturing process. Since I am new to this field.

Thanking you,

Pradeep R
Professional - Bangalore, Karnataka, India
June 10, 2010

June 11, 2010

With zero experience, you are probably going to have problems. I would hire a very qualified consultant in that field. I would buy all proprietary chemicals from one vendor that has a school that you or staff can go to.
Plating on plastics has more areas for problems to arise than plating on metal.

James Watts
- Navarre, Florida

June 14, 2010

Hello Mr. Pradeep

You want to set-up plating line for plating on ABS (plastics). Would you explain you want Chrome plating or only Nickel plating line?


- Almora, Uttrakhand, India

August 9, 2010

I am a Electroplater and currently we are doing plating on all conductive items but we would like to start plating on non conductive items too. Can you please help me out of the Process for doing Conductivity on any Non Conductive Item. What are the chemicals used in this process where can I buy those chemicals.

your response will be highly appreciated.

Rajan Parekh
- Mumbai - India

August 10, 2010

Hi, Rajan.

There are at least 4 or 5 different technologies with various advantages and disadvantages, and applicable to different types of plastic. Please see our FAQ about Metallizing Nonconductors. The most robust method is very complicated and you must buy the process from a plating supply house as there are 5 or 6 proprietary steps.


Ted Mooney,
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Striving to live Aloha - Pine Beach, New Jersey

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