MAR COPPER PRO DF is an ultra-high performance, dye-free addition agent system for bright acid copper plating on metal or plastic substrates. It offers unparalleled leveling characteristics, with a low stressed deposit that is ductile, and readily accepts subsequent coatings without a loss of adhesion.
MAR COPPER PRO DF exhibits excellent brightness and leveling across all normal current density ranges, giving consistently high quality plating on normally difficult to plate geometric forms.
MAR COPPER PRO DF utilizes a signal maintenance component under normal operating conditions. Is fully consumed by electrolysis (providing consistent results) and is free of tricyclic derivatives or dyes. It is also less sensitive to higher temperatures, both of which minimize the need for frequent carbon purifications.
|Copper Sulfate||185 g/litre||165 – 202.5 g/litre|
|Sulfuric Acid||85 g/litre||75 – 90 g/litre|
|Chloride Ion||80 ppm||50-150 ppm|
|DF MAKE-UP||0.5% BV||0.4-0.6% BV|
|DF MAINTENANCE||0.1% BV||0.05-0.15% BV|
|Current Density||20-100 ASF|
WARRANTY AND DISCLAIMER: This information is based on our experience and is, to the best of our knowledge, true and accurate. MAR-Tech Holdings Inc. gives no warranty, expressed or implied and the products are sold upon condition that the purchasers will make their own tests to determine the quality and suitability of the product. Any information or suggestions are given without warranty of any kind and the purchasers are solely responsible any loss arising from the use of such information.
|Agitation||Mechanical or Air|
|Filtration||Continuous: Diatomaceous Earth with no or little Carbon|
|Anode Bags||Acid Resistant, such as Polypropylene|
**WARNING** Sulfuric Acid causes severe burns. A full face shield, rubber gloves, rubber apron, and rubber boots must be worn while making the additions. In case of contact with skin or eyes, flush thoroughly with running water and obtain immediate help from a physician.
Add DF addition agents:
|DF MAKE-UP||0.5% by volume|
|DF MAINTENANCE||0.1% by volume|
Copper Sulfate is normally added only during make-up because the source for the copper ions required for plating after the bath is made up will be furnished by electrolytic and chemical dissolution of the copper anodes.
Sulfuric Acid provides conductivity to the solution and dissolution of the anodes.
Chloride Ion concentrations higher than 150 ppm can produce grainy deposits, reduced leveling, and can contribute to passivation of the anodes (white appearance). Concentrations lower than 50 ppm can produce rough or striated deposits and cause step plating in the high current density area.
DF MAINTENANCE is the primary maintenance component used at approximately 1 litre per 3,000 - 5,000 ampere hours.
DF MAINTENANCE is used to maintain brightness and leveling.
DF MAKE-UP is used on make-up of a new bath or conversion of an existing bath. High current density burning due to misuse of the DF MAINTENANCE can be diminished by the addition of DF MAKE-UP. If DF MAINTENANCE additions are properly maintained, DF MAKE-UP should not be needed.
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