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Nickel Plating on ABS Plastic
June 10, 2010
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.
Professional - Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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.
- 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.
- Mumbai - India
August 10, 2010
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.
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