Electroless Nickel Plating

Total corrosion protection and accurate surface build up for all steel products

In-house, autocatalytic Electroless Nickel Plating (ENP) to provide total corrosion protection or accurate surface build up for all steel products. Tailored to individual requirements.

VEEM Limited performs medium phosphorus ENP (P: 9% to 12%) inhouse at its Canning Vale facility to provide total corrosion protection and accurate surface build up for all steel products. VEEM’s plating process has been developed so that it can be tailored to individual requirements of surface hardness and corrosion protection levels, allowing complex parts to be plated directly to final dimensions, without any further finishing.

The ENP process utilizes an autocatalytic chemical reaction to deposit a reliable, repeatable coating of uniform thickness, through the deposit of a nickel-phosphorus alloy onto a metal substrate without the use of an electrical current.

What is the difference between electroless nickel plating and galvanic (electrolytic) coatings?

Unlike electrolytic (galvanic) coatings, ENP provides a uniform plating thickness with an accuracy to microns, inside and out. ENP is so accurate that it can be applied without edge effects which occur in electrolytic plating, thus eliminating the requirement for any finishing post plating.

Treated Materials

Electroless nickel can be applied over a variety of substrates including stainless steel, copper, brass, and many proprietary alloys.

VEEM’s process is suitable for the following alloys:

  • Stainless and Duplex Stainless Steels
  • Alloy steels
  • Proprietary alloys
  • Carbon Steel
  • Brass / Bronze
  • Copper
  • Cast Irons
Uses for Electroless Nickel Plating
  • Reduce Corrosion and Wear
  • Improved hardness
  • Increased durability
  • Improved co efficient of friction
  • Superior strength
  • Improves brightness and external appearance

Electroless Nickel Plating Applications

Moulds & Dies
Corrosion protection minimizes erosion and abrasion. Low coefficient of friction improves release.

Food Service Equipment
For superior corrosion and wear resistance, attractive finish and cleanliness.

Plastics Manufacturing Equipment
For durability and release properties on injection moulds and extrusion dies.

Oil & Gas Components
For corrosion protection in harsh undersea and underground environments for parts such as valves, pumps, pipe fittings and others.

Printing Industry Equipment
For abrasion resistance on conveyance and chemical resistance on printer cylinders.

Automotive Components
For wear protection and corrosion resistance on pistons, cylinders, gears, differential pinon ball shafts, fuel injectors, ball studs, transmission thrust washers, knuckle pins, hose couplings, heat sinks and others.

For restoration of parts to their original dimensions or to bring mis-machined parts into tolerance.

Stainless Steel Replacement
Electroless nickel can serve as a cost effective replacement for 300 and 400 series stainless steel in some applications.

Aerospace Components
For wear resistance, corrosion protection, chemical resistivity and lubricity on valves, pistons, engine shafts, engine mounts, compressor blades and other flight-critical components.

Packaging & Handling Machinery
Due to wear resistance, cleanliness and attractive finish.

Electrical Equipment
Due to solderability and conductivity properties.

Chemical Manufacturing and Transport Equipment
Due to chemical resistance.