RHODUNA® Alloys are economically attractive

Umicore RHODUNA® alloys for perfect black and white rhodium surfaces are also economically attractive due to the high rhodium price.

In just three years, the price of rhodium has increased to well about 1500% of its value in mid-2016. High demand has made rhodium the most expensive precious metal of all. Producers of decorative items were especially hit hard by these prices.

Cost Savings of Alloys

Status as of 14.07.2020

Layer Prices and Cost Savings

RHODUNA®-Alloy 1 is about 25%,RHODUNA® PT about 30% and RHODUNA®-Alloy Black 1 is even nearly 50% cheaper than pure rhodium. The use of PLATUNA®-Alloy 1 even leads to a saving of almost 90%.

The RHODUNA® Alloy product family summarized

Martin Stegmaier (Division Manager Decorative Applications) and Joachim Grimm (Sales Manager Technical Service) summarize the advantages and application areas of RHODUNA® alloy electrolytes for coating technical and decorative surfaces in a compact interview.

Contact us now for a free, non-binding profitability calculation for your specific application.

Markus Legeler

Manager Sales International
T: +49 7171 607 204
F: +49 7171 607 316

* in comparison to pure rhodium


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