ARGUNA® ET-S Fine Silver Electrolyte

High-speed electrolyte for reel-to-reel plating

The ARGUNA® ET-S silver electrolyte is an alkaline-cyanide process specifically developed for use in high-speed equipment for reel-to-reel silver plating (using flow or spray technologies). The process deposits smooth and fine-grained, semi-bright coatings which are particularly suitable for semiconductor technology.

Current density and plating speed depend on the electrolyte agitation at the parts, i.e. on the equipment used. High flow velocities allow very high current densities.

Electrolyte characteristics

Electrolyte type

alkaline-cyanide

Metal content

100 g/l Ag

pH value

12.5

Operating temperature

30 - 75 °C (optimum 35 °C)

Current density range

10 - 150 A/dm²

Plating speed

0.2 - 1.5 μm/s

Anode material

Fine silver or MMO (type PLATINODE® 167 or 177)

Electrical conductivity

>50 m*(Ω*mm²)-1

Coating characteristics

Coating

Fine silver

Purity

99.9 wt.% Ag

Colour of deposit

White

Brightness

Semi-bright

Hardness

110 HV (as plated)

Max. coating thickness

100 μm

Advantages

  • High-speed electrolyte for all-over and selective deposition of fine silver
  • For reel-to-reel plating using flow or spray technologies
  • Semi-bright coatings with very good soldering and bonding properties
  • Use of soluble anodes possible

Applications

  • Contact surfaces for electrical and electronic components
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Questions about the product?

Markus Legeler

+49 7171 607 204

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