News

Umicore Electroplating informs regularly. Read what has happened in recent months in our company. Take additionally a look at the technical articles that we publish in renowned journals.

1 October 2019

Up to 50%* more economical with RHODUNA® Alloy

Only three years ago the price for fabricated rhodium was about 20 €/g. Due to high demand, rhodium has become the most expensive precious metal and this week for the first time it has broken...

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17 September 2019

Dark precious metal alloy with impressive properties

The new RHODUNA®-Alloy Black 1 is probably the only alloy to combine all the properties required of a dark precious metal surface. Abrasion resistance, an attractive price and, of course, a...

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20 August 2019

New electrolyte for rose-golden layers

The new AURUNA® 503 is already the third rose gold electrolyte in our product range and impresses above all with its long lifetime and high deposition speed. Since the Roségold trend in...

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9 July 2019

Umicore is one of Germany's innovation leaders

We are proud to have been honored by the F.A.Z. as one of „Germany’s innovation leaders”. Both the Umicore Group and our Electroplating Division are included in the list. Patents...

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2 May 2019

Hard chrome plating without lead for sustainable processes

According to the 2015 Environmental Toxins Report, lead is the environmental toxin with the most devastating impact on the environment and on humans. Authorities in the USA and Europe are viewing...

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4 March 2019

Electrocatalytic layers increase safety and yield in wafer plating

Soluble anodes change lateral dimension, because they dissolve during operation – titanium or stainless steel cathodes do not conduct electricity as optimally as for example platinum-coated...

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26 February 2019

Renewed ISO Certification

In February, an audit for the certifications ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 was successfully carried out. These are globally recognized standards in the areas of quality, environmental and...

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5 February 2019

Umicore Electroplating wins Umicore Award

In November, the Umicore Awards were presented for the first time in Brussels. This internal award honors teams and individuals of the Umicore Group for excellent work in product innovation,...

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12 December 2018

Information at the turn of the year

The year 2018 is coming to an end. Therefore we would like to have a look to the highlights of the year and some current topics. We are here for you again in the new year Please take into account...

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21 November 2018

Our website comes in a new design

In order to ensure the clarity of our website and to improve it in some areas, we have made some fundamental changes to the structure and content. The purpose of these changes is to make it easier...

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