Silver plating

Plating different kinds of surfaces with silver, usually pure silver. By applying a uniform, durable coating, the plated material can be protected against corrosion, while at the same time its appearance is improved.

METALS COATED
aluminium on a cyanide copper base, pre-silver base
METHOD(S) USED
rack plating
LAYER THICKNESS
copper: 3-12µm; silver: 3-6µm
APPLICATION
Silver coatings are widely used in electrical engineering and electronics, in the jewellery and furniture industries, and wherever aesthetics play an important role.
ADVANTAGES
  • high chemical and corrosion resistance through passivation
  • excellent electrical and thermal conductance, as well as contact conductivity
  • high reflectivity