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Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Efficient Solution for Hard Chrome Plating

PLATINODE® HC is the often still unknown answer to the wishes of many hard chrome platers. Platinized titanium anodes are a sustainable way out of production with conventional lead anodes and thus out of an uncertain future. Avoid increasing regulation and at the same time use the chance to produce more economically and with higher quality. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Strongly acidic gold alloy electrolyte

AURUNA® 311 For Technical Applications Gold Cobalt Electrolyte For the adhesive direct gold-plating of stainless steel and nickel (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Cyanide-free Hard Silver Electrolyte

ARGUNA® 3430
The electolyte, which is also cyanide-free, is used for the deposition of abrasion resistant silver coatings with high hardness. They are therefore particularly suitable for use on highly stressed electrical contact surfaces such as charging connectors. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - ARGUNA® 3230 cyanide-free fine silver electrolyte

ARGUNA® 3230 is a cyanide-free fine silver electrolyte for the deposition of technical-functional and decorative silver coatings, which can also be used in demanding areas such as medical technology or electronics. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Environmentally Friendly Silver Electrolytes

We offer the complete package for environmentally friendly silver processes (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Customized electrode production with pure platinum

Applications

  • Hard chrome plating (piston rings, printing cylinders, etc.)
  • Precious and non- precious metal electroplating
  • Electronics and semiconductor industry
  • Chemical process engineering
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Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Silver Electrolyte for technical applications.

ARGUNA® 630 is, suitable for electromechanical components that are exposed to increased mechanical stress. The higher hardness and reduced wear of the coatings show particular advantages in the case of more severe vibration and temperature stresses on contact surfaces and connectors. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - The benchmark for technical coatings: PLATUNA® PT

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions, a business unit of the Umicore Group, has developed a new, innovative electrolyte for electroplating with pure platinum: PLATUNA® PT. The electrolyte enables the deposition of exceptionally thick, homogeneous and crack-free platinum layers, which are particularly convincing in various technical applications. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Umicore copper additives for semiconductors

A recent article on Global Spec deals with Umicore's product portfolio for the semiconductor segment. In particular with their copper additives of the IntraCu® series, which bring advantages in terms of the performance of ICs, among other things. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Recover (precious) metals from used solutions

In many metal processes, valuable raw materials disappear unused in wastewater or are reprocessed at high cost. With our MMO anodes you can recover (precious) metals from used solutions by electrolysis yourself and thus make your production more sustainable. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - The new benchmark for platinum coatings

New benchmark for platinum coating of technical applications (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - New connector plating standards

Learn how our silver-graphite dispersion electrolyte meet the requirements of manufacturers sustainably and thus also economically. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - High-Voltage EV Charging Connector Requirements

Meeting new Requirements for High-Voltage EV Charging Connectors

Our expert Robert Ziebart (Umicore Sales Manager & Technical Services) will demonstrate the advantages of our silver-graphite dispersion electrolytes in detail. Following his presentation, he and Kevin Martin (Umicore Business Development Manager) will answer questions on the topic. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Protective layers for precious metal surfaces

Protective layers for technical precious metal surfaces — Umicore sealing (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - PLATUNA® Alloy RU Platinum Ruthenium Electrolyte

Cost-saving electrolyte for brilliant jewelry (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - PLATUNA® PT platinum electrolyte

The strongly acidic PLATUNA® PT platinum electrolyte is used to deposit smooth, crack-free platinum coatings up to a layer thickness of 5 μm. The deposited layers are characterized by a brilliant luster and, in contrast to conventional platinum coatings, do not exhibit a yellow tint. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - PLATUNA® Alloy RH Platinum Rhodium Electrolyte

Abrasion-resistant platinum-rhodium layers for sparkling jewelry (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Three new platinum electrolytes in the spotlight

Our new platinum electrolytes are the key to a perfect layer and a brilliant result. Because unlike conventional electrolytes, which often have a yellow tint, our platinum electrolytes are flawlessly white and ensure a perfect appearance. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Improvement in electrode production

We have invested around half a million euros in the expansion of our machinery in the field of electrocatalytic electrodes (PLATINODE®). This has enabled us to make electrode production significantly more efficient at key points and to achieve an even higher processing quality, which also brings direct benefits for our customers. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - New requirements for ev charging connectors

Webinar: How to meet the new requirements for high-voltage EV charging connectors
Both fine silver (pure silver) and hard silver coatings (silver alloys) still do not qualitatively meet all the technical properties required by the industry for connector contacts with the greatest possible power transmission. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - RHODUNA® Alloy is here to stay

Our RHODUNA® Alloy is more than an alternative

The original goal of creating a cost-effective alternative to pure rhodium has been exceeded. RHODUNA® Alloy has become the better rhodium. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - A newly developed high-speed electrolyte

A newly developed high-speed electrolyte for cost-optimized deposition of a hard and wear-resistant palladium-nickel alloy with excellent corrosion resistance. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Outstanding New Electrolyte System

Applications

  • Industrial connectors (data and signal transmission)
  • IT connectors (e.g. USB-C)
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Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Wear Resistant Palladium Nickel Coatings

The semi-bright to bright coatings are suitable for cross-industry applications, and initial references in the industrial and IT connector sectors confirm the absolutely robust and technologically outstanding new electrolyte system. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - ARGUNA® C-100 for Charging Connectors

Our silver-graphite dispersion electrolyte ARGUNA® C-100 is specially developed for connector contacts used in high-power applications (e.g. high-power charging / HPC). A stable layer system with maximum charging performance without restrictions over the entire lifetime of the charging connectors is the result - and thus the new standard for the industry. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Direct gold-plating of stainless steel and nickel

Direct gold platings with AURUNA® 311 ensure significantly better corrosion behaviour. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - RHODUNA: the bright queen of rhodium plating

Umicore's RHODUNA® Alloy has earned the title "the bright queen" due to its superiority over other rhodium coatings on the market. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - There is no reason for any other rhodium coating

When evaluating pure rhodium for your application, consider choosing better performance at a lower cost. RHODUNA® Alloy has all the positive characteristics of pure rhodium layers with the added benefit of excellent throwing power and uniform layer thicknesses, even in complex components. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - NIPHOS coatings are extremely crack resistant

A targeted combination of NIPHOS® with hard gold enables gold savings to be achieved in the coating of contact surfaces. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Crack-free nickel-phosphorus coatings

With our NIPHOS® 964 / HS you can deposit nickel-phosphorus alloy coatings with extremely low tensile stresses up to slight compressive stresses by electrolytic means. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Modern Electroplating Coatings from Unicore

Give your product the decisive advantage — a perfect surface through electroplating. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - An eco-friendly solution for hard chrome plating

Quality Benefits

  • Best possible coating quality
  • Possible to create complex shapes
  • Durable and dimensionally stable

Cost Benefits

  • Long lifespan (procurement price pays off)
  • Cheap re-plating (can be re-used several times)
  • No production downtime due to maintenance
  • Energy saving (better c...
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Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Presentation: Coatings for high-power connectors

Our ARGUNA® C-100, specially developed for the coating of connector contacts, enables a stable and robust coating system with maximum charging performance over the entire lifetime. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Inhibitor additive allows up to 15% gold savings

Umicore achieves a significant reduction in the use of gold, particularly in selectively coated connectors for high-speed systems. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Sustainable & Cost-Effective Palladium Substitute

For years, palladium has been considered the ideal intermediate or final layer among platinum metals. Now the balance of power is changing For years, palladium has been considered the ideal intermediate or final layer among platinum metals. Now the balance of power is changing – RUTHUNA® beats palladium, which has been the preferred choice up to now, in all relevant properties. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Precious metal prices

The advantages of precious metals also have their price (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Learn about the Umicore 2030 RISE strategy

We are ready and eager to play a key role in the major trends:

  • We are enabling circularity for critical metals
  • We are accelerating global mobility transformation
  • We serve the growing demand for advanced materials
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Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - RHODUNA®-Alloy 1 protects against corrosion

RHODUNA®-Alloy 1 Technical Rhodium-Ruthenium-Electrolyte
Meets the new requirements for wearables and mobile phones. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - High-speed electrolyte for hard gold coatings

AURUNA® 8100 is used for depositing hard gold coatings in special high-speed equipment. The weakly acidic high-speed electrolyte has a wide operating range with easy bath maintenance and extremely high plating speed. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - High-speed hard gold coatings

High-speed hard gold coatings with up to 15% gold savings
Umicore achieves a significant reduction in the use of gold, particularly in selectively coated connectors for high-speed systems. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - electrolyte for high-voltage applications

New standard for plug contacts in high-voltage applications - ARGUNA® C-100
Umicore's electrolyte is superior to conventional coatings: over 50,000 mating cycles without adverse means best charging performance at all times. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - New issue of Umicore MDS mag: Goldpost (2024)

As every year, Umicore MDS have once again summarized all the important topics of the past year for you in the latest issue of Goldpost. You will find almost as many topics on 20 pages. Umicore have only briefly touched on most of them. As always, each topic is accompanied by a link to their website. There you will find further information and the contact details of the relevant contact... (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - What Umicore do and how customers can benefit

What is behind Umicore's business unit Metal Deposition Solutions? What advantages do our customers gain from high-quality coating with (precious) metals? The answers to these questions can be found in a short yet easy-to-understand video. (read more)

Umicore Metal Deposition Solutions - Efficiency improvement in electrode production

Quality and efficiency improvement in electrode production (read more)