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White Palladium Electrolyte with 10 Gram per Liter - The allergen-free alternative to nickel!
White palladium electroplating or coating with palladium is a rather rarely used galvanic coating. However, white palladium plating can offer some advantages, especially as a substitute for electroplating nickel with a nickel electrolyte.
The advantages of white palladium electrolyte compared to electroless nickel plating:
Typically, a nickel electrolyte is used to apply a barrier layer of nickel between copper and gold, preventing the two metals from mixing. However, a palladium plating offers several distinct advantages over the nickel electrolyte:
White palladium is more noble than nickel, meaning no surface corrosion occurs, and the palladium does NOT require extra activation prior to gold plating as nickel does.
The deposition rate and efficiency are excellent, which means there is no unwanted gas evolution.
The electrolyte deposits bright silvery white, very light palladium which can be used as a bright "finish". Gold plating with the Betzmann gold electrolyte for pin electroplating achieves an optimum result on palladium.
White palladium, in contrast to nickel electrolyte, is not carcinogenic and is therefore also permitted for private users!
A very good combination for gold plating of almost all metals is:
Alkaline or acid copper depending on the metal, palladium and finally gold.
All necessary electrolytes are available in our store.
White palladium can be plated on the following metals:
Copper, nickel, brass, silver, gold, on all dechromed surfaces.
Recommended voltages: Pin electroplating: from 3 volts - Bath electroplating: 3 - 4 volts.
Recommended is graphite electrode or platinum electrode from our store.
Palladium content: 10 grams per liter
|Voltage Range||3.0 – 3.5|
|Temperature||18 – 25 °C|
|Electrode||Carbon or Platinum|
|Palladium content in plate||99.9% (balance carbon, nitrogen)|
|Lightness (L*) of deposit||65 (Cielab)|
|Plating Rate at (3.5 volts, carbon electrode)||0.6 micron per minute|
|Density of deposit||11.85 g/cm3|
|Special storage requirements||None|
|Shelf life||1 – 2 years|
|Health and Safety classification||Irritant|
|Transport (UN number)||None: Not classified as dangerous for transport|