Electroplating is a process that uses chemical or electrochemical method to form a coherent metallic coating layer on the surface of base materials. Electroplating is widely used in industry and decorative arts to improve the surface qualities of objects-such as resistance to abrasion and corrosion, lubricity, reflectivity, electrical conductivity, or appearance. The electroplating chemicals is a related industry to the electroplating industry, and the extent of its development is closely related to the development of the electroplating industry. With the continuous improvement of global electroplating process level, the downstream industries of electroplating including mechanical industry, hardware, home appliance and electronics are developing rapidly, which provides a broad market space for electroplating chemicals industry and drives the continuous growth of electroplating chemicals market.
Working principle of electroplating
- The anode and cathode are placed in an electrolyte chemical bath and exposed to a continuous electrical charge.
- Electricity causes negatively charged ions (anions) to move to the anode and positively charged ions (cations) to transfer to the cathode, covering or plating the desired part in an even metal coating.
- The rate at which the anode is dissolved will be equal to the rate at which the cathode is plated, with the net result being an effective transfer of metal from the anode source to the cathode.
What we offer
The electroplating process involves chemicals from pre-treatment, during plating, to the final buffing, grinding, and polishing of the product. The process uses various chemicals depending on metals that they are electroplating. Alfa Chemistry offers these electroplating chemicals. The specific categories are as follows.
Alfa Chemistry is a unique manufacturer of electroplating chemicals. We provide a wide range of basic chemicals and complex formulations. It is our prime objective to provide our customers with a complete package of products, including technical support, or help them solve plating problems.