Luster-On Plating (Bath) Systems Include Processes For:
Acid Zinc – Alkaline Zinc – Cyanide Zinc – Zinc Nickel – Zinc Cobalt – Zinc Iron – Copper – Chrome – Nickel – Tin – Cadmium
Luster-On offers complete plating systems that include chemistry, equipment and processes refined over many years and proven successful.
Characteristics and Benefits of Luster-On Plating Systems Include:
- Producing full bright ductile deposits over a wide current density range
- Economy of operation, good leveling and receptivity of chromate films
- Processes available for a wide range of temperature operations
- Excellent covering power, increased cathode efficiency, and reduced waste treatment and energy costs.
- High cathode efficiency, low internal stress, superior plate distribution and full bright ductile deposits achieved with low concentrations of organic addition agents
- Alkaline cyanide-free process available
- Processes available that are ideal for getting surfaces ready to accept subsequent plating and/or bending or crimping
- Extremely bright deposits can be achieved for decorative applications
Luster-On Cad Special
A high-performance brightener system designed to achieve maximum luster from a cyanide cadmium plating bath. Luster-On 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 and current density range.
A chromic acid compound, containing a specialized catalyst and featuring high-performance standards 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 superior in make-up, production and waste treatment costs.
Luster-On Chrome MOD
A modified version of Luster-On Chrome that delivers superior low-current density coverage in difficult decorative applications. Luster-On Chrome MOD offers efficiencies that are typically 20% greater than what is obtainable with traditional sulfate catalyzed chrome plating solutions. These characteristics result in a solution that provides exceptional covering power and faster plating speeds.
Luster-On LCA (Liquid Chromic Acid)
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.
A liquid addition agent producing semi-bright deposits in cyanide copper plating baths. As a grain refiner and leveling agent, it is suitable as a substitute for Rochelle salts in Rochelle-type baths. The product is used in both rack and barrel operations.
Luster-On Copperbrite II
A high-performance system of addition agents for sulfuric acid copper plating and 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 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
A high-performance, non-dye system of addition agents for sulfuric acid copper plating solutions that delivers extremely bright and ductile deposits for decorative applications. The Copperbrite ND system yields deposits most suitable for subsequent buffing operations. Luster-On Copperbrite ND process features outstanding brightness and superior leveling over a wide operating range. Luster-On Copperbrite ND 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.
The 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 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.
This process is an index-based system of addition agents for bright nickel plating and offers consistent, quality performance with minimal process controls required. It features excellent leveling at all current densities, superior tolerance to metallic impurities and ductile deposits that readily accept subsequent chrome plating.
This 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 or 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. The Luster-Tin bright acid tin plating process can be used to produce bright 90/10 tin/lead alloy deposits from a fluoborate solution.
This process will produce fine grained deposits, which are satin white in color. It is suitable for use with barrel and rack installations. Luster-Tin Matte offers the advantage of excellent coverage and throwing power over the appropriate current density range.
A chloride-based acid zinc plating system that produces full bright ductile deposits over a wide current density range. The Luster-On Z-52/53W zinc plating system is designed to perform in high-temperature operations. The system operates in both barrel and rack plating lines and 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.
An acid zinc plating system that delivers full bright ductile deposits with low concentrations of organic addition agents. The product is very well suited to higher temperature operations and will not cloud out at elevated temperatures. Additional features include excellent covering power, increased cathode efficiency and reduced waste treatment and energy costs. The Luster-On Z30/35W system will plate malleable and cast iron without special preparation.
An alkaline cyanide-free process producing 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, delivering excellent throwing and covering power and uniformity of plate. It produces ductile and blister-free deposits that chromate easily. The system 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.
A full range zinc brightener that will produce bright, level deposits over a wide range of operating conditions. Luster-On 1515 is designed for use in both barrel and still operations. It may be used with conventional, mid- and low-cyanide formulations. Deposits produced by Luster-On 1515 exhibit excellent throwing and covering power and may be easily chromated. Luster-On 1515 is more tolerant of higher temperature operation than aldehyde type brighteners. The brilliant deposits and economy of operation make Luster-On 1515 an outstanding zinc brightener.
An ammonium chloride-based acid zinc-nickel plating system, delivering alloy with nickel concentrations in the range of 8-14% by weight. The system is designed for use in both barrel and rack applications with air or mechanical agitation. The system also 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
A chloride-based zinc-nickel plating system generating an alloy with nickel concentrations in the range of 10-17% by weight. The system is designed for use 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
An alkaline zinc-nickel plating system that generates an alloy with nickel concentrations in the range of 12-15% by weight. The system is designed for use 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.
An acid-based zinc-cobalt alloy plating bath that produces full bright highly corrosion-resistant deposits over a wide current density range. The system performs well in both rack and barrel operations.
Luster-On CNX FerroZinc
This plating process is a unique alkaline, cyanide-free process that 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 with plate uniformity. It produces ductile and blister-free deposits that chromate easily. The CNX FerroZinc alloy process can be used to plate directly on cast iron parts. The system chemistry should be used with an external zinc generator system for superior performance.
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