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Palladium electrolyte with 2 Gram per Liter from Betzmann Galvanik - as nickel substitute - barrier layer or as hard decorative top layer!
Palladium electrolyte - The allergen-free alternative to nickel!
Palladinizing or plating with palladium is a rather rarely used galvanic coating. However, palladium plating can offer some advantages, especially as a substitute for galvanic nickel plating with a nickel electrolyte.
The advantages of 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:
Palladium is more noble than nickel, meaning there is no surface corrosion, and the palladium does NOT require extra activation prior to gold plating as nickel does.
The deposition rate and efficiency are excellent, i.e. there is no unwanted gas evolution.
The electrolyte deposits silvery white, very bright 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.
In contrast to nickel electrolyte, palladium 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.
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: 2 grams per liter
Makes a great alternative to rhodium plating giving an authentic 18 carat white gold or platinum plated look.
|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|