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Cosmetic Equivalent to Bright Nickel


I'm wondering if anyone offers a cosmetic equivalent to bright nickel plating (particularly of fasteners)?

Timothy Lynn Day
- Chicago, Illinois, USA


A zinc alloy or even zinc plating may be as cosmetically appealing as nickel for application to fasteners.

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Tom Pullizzi
Falls Township, Pennsylvania


There is a finish, which is a Tin based alloy from Germany which is exactly what you are looking for. The last I heard of it, was that it is extremely bright, resists washing (like jeans fasteners need), and contains no nickel.

My understanding is that the German firm that makes/sells it is Degussa. I do NOT sell this material, therefore this is not a commercial for them. It is only an effort to steer you in the right direction.

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Ed Budman
- Pennsylvania


The alloy he is talking about is a Cu/Sn/Zn alloy, Albaloy, which is cyanide based and used to be sold by M&T; Chemicals now Atotech.

George Shahin
George Shahin
Atotech - Rock Hill, South Carolina


If the costs of plating the Copper/Tin/Zinc alloy are endurable, the Enwhite 100 system from Engelhard CLAL of Singapore and France produces really white bright deposits.

I do not work for Engelhard CLAL.

Asif Nurie
- New Delhi, India

With deep regret we
sadly advise that
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Degussa's Miralloy is widely used in the U.S. for fasteners and electronic parts. It is available in a lead-free variation. It has been advertised in Metal Finishing several times earlier this year.

Don Walsh
- Southington, Connecticut, USA

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