PALLUNA® ACF-100 Palladium-Nickel Electrolyte

PALLUNA® ACF-100 Palladium-Nickel Electrolyte

High-speed deposition for reel-to-reel plating

The new palladium nickel electrolyte PALLUNA® ACF-100 has all the technical advantages of other electrolytes - but without the smell of ammonia. The deposited layers are ductile, crack-free and resistant to abrasion. Furthermore, PALLUNA® ACF-100 has the cost benefit on its side: With comparable contact properties to those of hard gold, the palladium-nickel layer is by far the less expensive alternative.

PALLUNA® ACF-100 is a high-speed electrolyte, free of ammonia and chloride, for depositing a bright palladium-nickel-alloy in reel-to-reel lines (selective dipping, jet plating, brush plating) and in tabplaters.

Depending on the operation conditions, the electrolyte deposits alloy coatings with approx. 80 % of Pd. The alloy composition is largely independent of the current density. Electrolyte maintenance without ammonia and chloride. Breakdown products could be removed by carbon treatment easily. Continuous carbon treatment is feasible.

A brightener specially developed for PALLUNA® ACF-100 enables analytical electrolyte control. Thus, the increased requirements for new quality standards and stricter guidelines such as IATF 16949 can also be mapped by a compliant process control.

Electrolyte characteristics

Electrolyte type

Free from ammonia and chloride

Metal content

15 g/l Pd 16 g/l Ni

pH value

5.5 at 60 °C

Operating temperature

60 °C

Current density range

Up to 70 A/dm²

Plating speed

Up to 15 μm/min

Anode material

MMO (type PLATINODE® 187 SO)

Coating characteristics

Coating

Palladium-Nickel

Alloy composition

80 wt.% Pd 20 wt.% Ni

Colour of deposit

White

Brightness

Bright

Hardness

500 - 550 HV

Max. coating thickness

10 μm

Density of the coating

10.8 g/cm³

Elongation

Approx. 5 %

Bendability

2 μm crack-free

Advantages

  • Free from ammonia and chloride
  • No smell nuisance by ammonia gas
  • Reduced corrosion of equipment
  • Long lifetime of anodes
  • Ductile coatings
  • Constant alloy composition
  • Reliable analysis and electrolyte control

Applications

  • Electrical contacts for Connector Industry
  • Hardgold replacement

Downloads

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Your contact person

Markus Legeler

Manager Sales International
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