The MAR NICKEL PRO Ni-Fe Plus process is a new generation system formulated to replace all-nickel deposits with a high iron alloy deposit.
The MAR NICKEL PRO Ni-Fe Plus deposit produced from this process exhibits superior leveling to all-nickel deposits and is capable of plating deposits of 35% to 45% iron on a continuing basis for substantial savings to the electroplater. For further savings, Iron blanks anode material can be used in titanium baskets.
The outstanding features of the MAR NICKEL PRO Ni-Fe Plus process is:
|Nickel Sulphate (NiSO4. 6H2O)||135 g/litre
|Nickel Chloride (NiCl2 . 6H2O)||135 g/litre
|Boric Acid (H3BO3)||49 g/litre
|Ni-Fe plus Iron Complexor||10 g/litre
|Ni-Fe Plus 300-B Additive||1.5% by volume||1-2% by volume|
|Ni-Fe Plus 320-A Additive||0.15% by volume||0.1-0.2% by volume|
|Ni-Fe Plus 310-C Additive||4% by volume||3-5% by volume|
|Wetting Agent 100 WA (air)||0.15 by volume||0.1-0.2% by volume|
Generally, the major bath constituents perform the same functions as they do in nickel plating. However, there are a few important differences which are listed below:
Nickel Sulphate: The Ni-Fe Plus process can be operated at lower concentrations of nickel sulphate than all-nickel baths. Values as low as 10 oz/gallon will give satisfactory results, depending on plating conditions.
Nickel Chloride: It is advisable to maintain a higher nickel chloride content in the Ni-Fe Plus process. This eliminates anode polarization, and lowers operating costs.
Boric Acid: The additives used in the Ni-Fe Plus process interfere with boric acid analytical results. It is advisable to carry this material at a high concentration ¾ near saturation.