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  • Metal Salts for Electroplating Processes

    Metal salts play a crucial role in electroplating processes as they take on various key functions.

    Driven by industries such as automotive, aerospace, machinery and electronics, the surface treatment market is continuously looking for optimized performances, e.g. better resistances, lubricity, and thermal stability for coatings, environmentally friendly processes and cost efficiency, requiring innovative and sustainable raw materials. Consider our dedicated Lohtragon® products for surface treatment applications and boost your electrolyte.

    Key Features of Lohtragon® Metal Salts in Electroplating

    Our Lohtragon® products serve multiple key properties and functions in electrolyte formulations, such as: 

    • Metal Ion Supply: Providing the metal ions required for electroplating
    • Purity and Consistency: Contributes to the required quality and consistency of the plated coatings for ideal coating properties, appearance, and adhesion
    • Solubility and Stability: Allows stable concentration of metal ions, resulting in a replenishable plating bath and control of deposition parameters. Product stability is important to prevent their precipitation or decomposition during the plating
    • Compatibility: With other components of the plating solution, such as complexing agents, buffers, and additives – leading to the desired electrochemical behavior, adequate current distribution, and control over the plating process
    • Complexing Agents: Include our Citrates, Phosphates, and Sulfates of Ammonium, Potassium, Sodium and Zinc. Added to electrolytes, they intend to improve the stability of the solution and to control the behavior of the metal ions
    • Buffers: Our pH adjusters, such as our Ammonium or Potassium Citrate are used to maintain the desired acidity or alkalinity of the electrolyte. 
    • Conductivity Enhancers: Enable the flow of electric current during the plating process. Based on an indirect effect on the solution, e.g. our Ammonium or Potassium Citrate can take over this function

    Case Study Lohtragon® V04 - Elevating Durability and Aesthetics through Superior Metal Sourcing

    Lohtragon® V04 | based on Ferrous Sulfate can serve as a metal source in electroplating processes. In this context, Ferrous Sulfate acts as the electrolyte providing the ferrous ions needed during the electroplating process to impart specific properties to various objects, enhancing their utility, durability, and appearance, based on the desired application and end-use.

    Case Study Lohtragon® B60 and Lohtragon® B75 - Enhancing Smoothness & Control in Deposition Processes

    The incorporation of Lohtragon® B60 | based on Potassium Tartrate respectively Lohtragon® B75 | based on Diammonium Citrate helps in maintaining the metal ions in solution and controlling the deposition rate at the cathode, enabling a smoother and more adherent metal layer on the object.

    Case Study Lohtragon® V28 - Elevated Purity & Precision

    Lohtragon® V28 | based on Ferrric Sulfate acts as redox partner in electrochemical process. Its high metal purity as Iron(III) source makes it the ideal formulation ingredient, preventing e.g. unwanted side reactions.

    Specialized Support

    Note that the effectiveness of these features can vary depending on the specific electroplating system. Our team of experts is always available to help you select the most suitable product and quality for your application.

    Corrosion Solutions with Lohtragon® CP

    Facing issues with corrosion? Let us collaborate to develop a specialized Lohtragon® CP corrosion protection system tailored to tackle your corrosion problems.

    In Summary

    In electroplating, Lohtragon® products are packed with benefits for industries aiming for peak performance and sustainability. From high purity and solubility to unmatched compatibility and specialized support, we offer a comprehensive solution to your electroplating challenges.

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