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Zinc Plating

Zinc Alloy

Copper

Chrome

Nickel

Tin

Cadmium

Acid Zinc Processes

 

Luster-On Z-52/53W is a chloride based acid zinc plating system that will produce full bright ductile deposits over a wide current density range. The Luster-On Z-52/53W Zinc Plating System  is designed with the capability to perform in high temperature operations. The system operates in both barrel and rack plating lines.  The Z-52/53W system consists of a concentrated liquid brightener, Z-52, and a liquid wetting agent, Z-53W, specifically formulated to limit co-deposition of organics in the zinc layer.  Other advantages are high cathode efficiency, low internal stress, and superior plate distribution.  The Z-52/53W system functions well in either ammoniated or non-ammoniated formulations.

 

Luster-On  Z-30/35W is an acid zinc plating system that provides full bright ductile deposits with low concentrations of organic addition agents.  Very well suited to higher temperature operations, solution will not cloud out at elevated temperatures.  Additional features are excellent covering power, increased cathode efficiency, and reduced waste treatment and energy costs. The Luster-On Z30/35W system is able to plate malleable and cast iron without special preparation.

 

 

Alkaline Zinc Processes

 

Luster-On CNX-88 is an alkaline cyanide-free process which produces bright, lustrous, stress free deposits over a wide current density range. The process is suitable for both rack and barrel plating operations. Use of this system in place of conventional cyanide plating will eliminate the need for cyanide destruction.

Use of the Luster-On CNX-88 process produces bright, burn-free deposits even at high current densities. The solution operates successfully over a wide range of concentrations and temperatures; exhibits excellent throwing and covering power and uniformity of plate. It produces ductile and blister free deposits which chromate easily.  The CNX-88 process offers ease of control, low operating costs and simplified waste treatment.

Luster-On CNX-88 should be used with an external zinc generator system for superior performance..

 

 

 

Zinc Nickel Plating System

 

Luster-On Zinick is an ammonium chloride based acid zinc-nickel plating system which generates an alloy with nickel concentrations in the range of 8-14% wt. The system is designed to be used in both barrel and rack applications with air or mechanical agitation and functions well in an evaporator assisted waste reduction situation. The Luster-On Zinick plating bath will produce full bright ductile deposits over a wide current density range. Other advantages include high cathode efficiency, economy of operation, good leveling and receptivity of chromate films.

 

Luster-On Zinick II is a chloride based, zinc-nickel plating system which generates an alloy with nickel concentrations in the range of 10-17% by weight. The system is designed to be used in both barrel and rack applications with mechanical agitation. The Luster-On Zinick II plating bath will produce full bright ductile deposits over a wide current density range. Other advantages include high cathode efficiency, economy and ease of operation, good leveling and receptivity of chromate films.

 

Luster-On CNX Z-N is an alkaline zinc-nickel plating system which generates an alloy with nickel concentrations in the range of 12-15% wt. The system is designed to be used in both barrel and rack applications with exceptional performance and high cathode efficiency. The Luster-On CNX Z-N plating bath will produce full bright ductile deposits over a wide current density range. Other advantages include uniformity of nickel concentration, economy of operation, good distribution and receptivity of chromate films.

 

Zinc Carbon Process

 

Luster-On CNX-PLUS is a unique alkaline cyanide-free process which produces deposits with higher corrosion resistance than typical zinc processes.  The Luster-On CNX-PLUS Zinc Plating Process produces fine grained, non-oriented, pore free, ductile deposits containing 0.8 –1.0% carbon content.  The process is suitable for both rack and barrel plating operations. The Luster-On CNX-PLUS Zinc Plating Process operates successfully over a wide range of temperatures; exhibits excellent throwing and covering power and uniformity of plate. It produces ductile and blister free deposits which chromate easily.  The CNX-PLUS process can be used to plate on cast iron parts.  The CNX-PLUS chemistry should be used with an external zinc generator system for superior performance.

 

Zinc Cobalt Systems

 

Luster-On Zinco is an acid based zinc-cobalt alloy plating bath that produces full bright highly corrosion resistant deposits over a wide current density range.  Designed for use in both rack and barrel operations.

 

Zinc Iron Systems

 

Luster-On CNX FerroZinc plating process is a unique alkaline cyanide-free process which produces deposits with higher corrosion resistance than typical zinc processes.  The Luster-On CNX FerroZinc Alloy Plating Process produces fine grained, non-oriented, pore free, ductile deposits containing 0.5 –1.0% iron.  The process is suitable for both rack and barrel plating operations.

The Luster-On CNX FerroZinc Alloy Plating Process exhibits excellent throwing and covering power and uniformity of plate.  It produces ductile and blister free deposits which chromate easily.  The CNX FerroZinc Alloy process can be used to plate directly on cast iron parts.

The CNX FerroZinc Alloy chemistry should be used with an external zinc generator system for superior performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luster-On Copperbrite is a liquid addition agent which produces semi-bright deposits in cyanide copper plating baths.  A grain refiner and leveling agent, it is suitable as a substitute for Rochelle salts in Rochelle type baths.  Product is useful in both rack and barrel operations.

 

Luster-On Copperbrite II is a high performance system of addition agents for sulfuric acid copper plating that offers extremely bright and ductile deposits for decorative applications.

The Luster-On Copperbrite II process features outstanding brightness and superior leveling over a wide operating range.  The Luster-On Copperbrite II Process offers ease of control and economy.  Routine replenishment is usually accomplished with a single maintenance addition of Luster-On Copperbrite II Secondary.

 

Luster-On Copperbrite ND is a high performance, non-dye system of addition agents for sulfuric acid copper plating solutions that offers extremely bright and ductile deposits for decorative applications.  The Copperbrite ND system yields deposits most suitable for subsequent buffing operations.

 

The Luster-On Copperbrite ND process features outstanding brightness and superior leveling over a wide operating range.  The Luster-On Copperbrite ND Process offers ease of control and economy.  Routine replenishment is usually accomplished with maintenance additions of Luster-On Copperbrite ND Primary and Luster-On Copperbrite ND Secondary.

 

 

 

 

Luster-On Chrome is a chromic acid compound, containing a specialized catalyst, which features outstanding performance for all chrome plating applications.  Higher plating speeds and uniform deposition are some of the advantages in hard chrome plating.  Decorative baths feature excellent throwing power and bright clear plating.  The lower operating concentrations prove economically attractive in make-up, production and waste treatment costs.

 

Luster-On Chrome MOD is a modified version of Luster-On Chrome that provides superior low current density coverage in those difficult decorative applications. Luster-On Chrome MOD exhibits an efficiency that is typically 20% greater than that obtainable with traditional sulfate catalyzed chrome plating solutions. These characteristics result in a solution that provides exceptional covering power and faster plating speed

 

Luster-On LCA (Liquid Chromic Acid) is a concentrated product (80opg) for use in chrome plating and anodizing applications. It can also be used in preparation of solutions for chromate conversion coatings, bright dips and deoxidizers. Luster-On LCA eliminates the potential for exposure to hexavalent chromium dust and allows utilization of  hands free chemical feed systems.

 

 

 

 

Luster-Ni 389 process is a high performance leveler based system of addition agents for bright nickel plating that offers consistent and uniform appearance over a wide range of current densities and plating conditions. It features outstanding brightness and leveling at all current densities.  Deposits are white, bright and level even when minimum thicknesses of plate are applied.  Luster-Ni 389 is tolerant to metallic impurities such as copper and iron.  Deposits exhibit superior ductility, and readily accept subsequent chrome plating. This process is recommended for parts that will subsequently need to be bent or crimped.

 

The Luster-Ni 389 process offers the ease and economy of a single component addition system. Routine replenishment of all components is usually accomplished with a single maintenance addition of Luster-Ni 389.

 

Luster-Ni 466 process is an Index based system of addition agents for bright nickel plating that offers consistent, quality performance with a minimum of control.  It features excellent leveling at all current densities, superior tolerance to metallic impurities, and ductile deposits which readily accept subsequent chrome plating.

 

 

 

Luster-Tin Plating Process will produce brilliant, level deposits over a wide current density range.  It is designed for use with both barrel and rack installations.  Deposits produced are suitable for decorative as well as functional applications and can be applied over most metals.  Luster-Tin offers the advantage of high efficiency and excellent throwing power.  Other advantages include superior solderability and lubricity.  Luster-Tin Bright Acid Tin Plating Process can be used to produce bright 90/10 tin/lead alloy deposits from a fluoborate solution.

 

Luster-Tin Matte Process will produce fine grained deposits which are satin white in color.  It is suitable for use with barrel and rack installations.  Luster-Tin offers the advantage of excellent coverage and throwing power over the appropriate current density range.

 

 

 

Luster-On Cad Special is a high performance brightener system designed to achieve maximum luster from a cyanide cadmium plating bath. Cadmium Special performs best in a rack situation but also provides excellent brightness, uniformity and throwing power in a barrel operation. Luster-On Cadmium Special is simple and efficient to use and operates over a wide temperature range and wide current density range.

 

Luster-On Products, Inc.  54 Waltham Avenue Springfield, MA 01109 USA ,  800-888-2541, 413-739-2541, Fax 413-731-5549