PALLUNA® 458 Pure Palladium Electrolyte

Neutral pure palladium electrolyte less sensitive to cyanide

PALLUNA® 458 is a neutral pure palladium electrolyte (pH-value 7.0) without free ammonia. It deposits bright, light white coatings low in pores.

Compared to previous palladium electrolytes, the process is characterized by a considerably higher tolerance to contamination with cyanide. Due to its excellent throwing power, expensive precious metal can be saved.

PALLUNA® 458 is suitable for decorative and technical applications, for rack and barrel operation.

Electrolyte characteristics

Electrolyte type

Neutral

Metal content

10 (9 - 11) g/l Pd

pH value

7.0 (6.8 - 7.2)

Operating temperature

50 (45 - 55) °C

Current density range

1.0 (0.5 - 1.5) A/dm²

Plating speed

Approx. 0.25 μm/min at 1.0 A/dm²

Anode material

MMO (type PLATINODE® 167)

Coating characteristics

Coating

Pure Palladium

Purity

approx. 99.9 wt. % Pd

Colour of deposit

White light / bright

Brightness

Bright

Hardness

300 - 350 HV

Max. coating thickness

3 μm, crack free

Density of the coating

Approx. 12 g/cm³

Advantages

  • Light white, pure palladium coatings
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Ductile layers for decorative and technical applications
  • Bright, low-pore coatings
  • Crack-free layers > 3 μm possible
  • Suitable for rack and barrel

Applications

  • Jewellery
  • Watches
  • Semiconductors
  • Printed circuit boards
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Questions about the product?

Markus Legeler

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