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Zinc Plating

Steel and iron components are zinc plated to provide improved corrosion resistance. The protection is largely the result of the zinc deposit acting as an anode to the base metal. This means the zinc corrodes preferentially to the steel, therefore extending component life.

Zinc Plating Systems

MacDermid Zinc Plating Systems provide this desired corrosion resistance as well as a bright 'blue chromium type' appearance, which adds aesthetic value to the component. The zinc plated deposit can also be passivated to produce 'black zinc' and 'zinc yellow' finishes.

Our systems offer environmental advantages being free from cyanide and strong complexing materials. Envirozin, the market leading alkaline zinc plating and Kenlevel acid zinc plating systems provide users with robust and industry proven results.

Alkaline or acid, it's your choice but be sure to choose from our market leading zinc plating systems.

 

Alkaline

 

Product                            Description
Envirozin 120ZinKlad brochure Alkaline zinc platingThis process offers uniform zinc deposits of excellent visual appeal and adhesion properties. Envirozin 120 has improved throwing power and distribution, leading to reduced zinc consumption. Compatible with trivalent chromium passivates, extensively used to protect fluid transfer tubes and brackets. Envirozin 120 is the alkaline zinc plating system for automotive applications.
Envirozin 100 Alkaline zinc platingEnvirozin 100 barrel zinc plating process offers uniform zinc deposits of excellent visual appeal and adhesion properties. It has improved throwing power and distribution, leading to reduced zinc consumption. Compatible with trivalent chromium passivates, Envirozin 100 is extensively used to protect fasteners and other small components which are zinc plated in bulk applications.
Envirozin Genesis Alkaline zinc platingEnvirozin Genesis is a patented alkaline zinc plating process which produces bright zinc deposits of high visual appeal that exhibit uniform thickness distribution and have excellent adhesion properties. The process is easy to operate and control in volume production, being highly suited to both rack and barrel applications. Under optimum conditions, its high solution efficiency ensures that fast plating rates can be achieved without high current density burning.
Envirozin KO8 Alkaline zinc platingEnvirozin KO8 is a low metal, bright zinc plating system based on a potassium hydroxide electrolyte which offers exceptional clear deposit brightness after passivation. This brightness is retained even when over coated with clear stoving lacquer. The Envirozin KO8 zinc deposit is extremely ductile, consequently, zinc flaking is reduced. Envirozin KO8 process is particularly recommended for point-of-sale equipment.

 

Acid

 

ProductDescription
Kenlevel XP zinc plated boltsKenlevel XP, a water-based, Low Foaming system represents the latest development in acid chloride zinc plating. The flexibility of the Kenlevel XP system means that it can be used with Kenlevel XP brightener for maximum economy, or with Kenlevel HT where temperature tolerance up to 50°C is required. Both brightener alternatives offer excellent deposit brightness and levelling. Kenlevel XP is resistant to high current density burning and very receptive to passivation treatments. It may be used with either fall potassium or mixed potassium ammonium baths and is suitable for use in both rack and barrel applications.
Kenlevel TR Acid zinc platingKenlevel TR can be used in either rack or barrel applications. It is a potassium-based, ammonia free electrolyte which operates at 20 - 40oC. It is designed to give exceptionally bright deposits with excellent adherence to the base material. This makes it particularly suitable for zinc plating fasteners and brake callipers.
Kenlevel Ultima Acid zinc platingKenlevel Ultima is a high performance acid zinc plating system which can be used in either rack or barrel applications. It is a potassium-based, ammonia free electrolyte which operates up to 50oC. The chlorine free additive system gives exceptionally bright deposits with excellent adherence and passivate receptivity.
Du-Zinc 019 LF Acid zinc platingDu-Zinc 019 LF is a Simple to control two component system for easy bath control and maintenance. It’s low organic formulation makes it ideal for use in both rack and barrel applications. It may be used with either all potassium, all ammonium or mixed potassium ammonium baths. It is temperature tolerant up to 40°C and has no oil out tendencies. Zinc plated deposits have good ductility and are free rinsing resulting in improved passivate receptivity.