ARGUNA® ET-P Bright Silver Electrolyte

Bright silver electrolyte for technical applications

The ARGUNA® ET-P silver electrolyte is used to deposit bright silver coatings for (electro) technical applications. The process is especially suitable for rack operation.

Deposits on matt surfaces are smooth and fine-grained. The coatings have very good electrical properties. The hardness of the coatings as plated is about 110 - 130 HV 0.025 and drops to a final value of 70 - 80 HV 0.025 during storage.

ARGUNA® ET-P is a fine silver electrolyte of ultra-bright coatings with excellent bonding, soldering and adhesive properties. It is mainly used for LED application with full plated silver leadframe.

Electrolyte characteristics

Electrolyte type

Alkaline-cyanide

Metal content

30 (25 - 35) g/l Ag
110 g/l KCN

pH value

12.5

Operating temperature

25 (18 - 30) °C

Current density range

3 (2 - 5) A/dm²

Plating speed

1.2 - 3.3 μm/min

Coating characteristics

Coating

Fine silver

Purity

99.9 wt.% Ag

Colour of deposit

White

Brightness

Bright

Hardness

110 - 130 HV as plated, dropping to about 70 - 80 HV during storage

Density of the coating

10.5 g/cm³

Advantages

  • Bright coatings with good soldering and bonding properties
  • For rack and barrel plating
  • For reel-to-reel plating using flow technologies
  • Use of soluble anodes

Applications

  • Leadframe packaging for soldering, bonding and adhesive application.

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Questions about the product?

Markus Legeler

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