Metal plating (also known as electroplating or electrodeposition) is a coating technology that deposits a thin later of a metal or alloy on a conductive surface to impart particular functional or aesthetic properties. During the plating process, the object to be plated functions as the positively charged cathode while the desired plating material serves as the negatively charged anode and source of the metallic ions that will form the final coating. Immersing both materials in a bath or solution of electrolyte salts and adding an electrical current causes an oxidation/reduction reaction on the surface of the cathode where the metallic ions are deposited.

There are numerous metals commonly used as plating materials such as zinc, copper, chromium, and nickel. which impart wear and corrosion resistance, improve strength, and enhance solderability. Precious metal coatings are especially important to the electronics and semiconductor industries in addition to the crafting of fine jewelry.

American Elements manufactures high purity metallic and alloy source materlals and electrolyte salts for plating of advanced technology components. Standard forms include powders, balls, solutions, and other shapes.

Selected Products Supplied to the Metal Plating Industry

Aluminum Metal Aluminum Potassium Sulfate Dodecahydrate Aluminum Sodium Sulfate Aluminum Sulfate Octadecahydrate
Ammonium Nickel(II) Sulfate Hexahydrate Ammonium Sulfate Cadmium Metal Cadmium Sulfate Hydrate
Cadmium Sulfate Solution Cadmium Tetrafluoroborate Solution Chromium Carbide - Nickel Chromium Composite Powder Chromium Metal
Chromium Potassium Sulfate Chromium Sulfate Chromium(III) Potassium Sulfate Dodecahydrate Chromium(III) Potassium Sulfate Solution
Cobalt Metal Cobalt Sulfate Copper Gold Alloy Copper Gold Nickel Alloy
Copper Metal Copper Pyrophosphate Copper Sulfate Copper Tetraammine Sulfate Hydrate
Copper(I) Thiocyanate Cuprous Cyanide Diammineplatinum(II) Nitrite Solution Ferric Sulfate
Ferrous Sulfate Gold Copper Alloy Gold Copper Nickel Alloy Gold Copper Palladium Alloy
Gold Cyanide Gold Indium Alloy Gold Metal Gold Nickel Palladium Alloy
Gold Sulfate Gold Tin Alloy Gold(I) Potassium Cyanide Gold(I) Sodium Cyanide
Gold(I) Sodium Thiosulfate Hydrate Gold(III) Potassium Cyanide Gold(III) Potassium Thiocyanate Hydrogen Hexabromoplatinate(IV) Hydrate
ICMCTF 2017, 44th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films Indium Sulfate Indium(III) Sulfate Hydrate Iron Metal
Iron(III) Ferrocyanide Lead Metal Lead(II) Methanesulfonate Solution Manganese(III) Phosphate Hydrate
Nickel Metal Nickel Sulfate Palladium Metal Palladium Nickel Alloy
Palladium Nickel Gauze Palladium Sulfate Palladium(II) Cyanide Palladium(II) Potassium Thiosulfate Monohydrate
Platinum Metal Platinum Palladium Gold Alloy Platinum Palladium Gold Powder Platinum Sulfate
Platinum(II) Cyanide Potassium Copper(I) Cyanide Potassium Cyanide Potassium Disulfate
Potassium Ferricyanide Potassium Ferrocyanide Solution Potassium Hexahydroxoantimonate(V) Potassium Pyrophosphate
Potassium Sulfate Potassium Tetracyanoplatinate(II) Trihydrate Potassium Thiocyanate Potassium Thiosulfate
Praseodymium Sulfate Rhenium Metal Rhodium Metal Ruthenium Metal
Ruthenium(III) Nitrosylsulfate Silver Cyanide Silver Metal Silver Potassium Cyanide
Silver Thiocyanate Sodium Cyanide Sodium Ferricyanide Sodium Ferrocyanide Decahydrate
Sodium Sulfate Sodium Thiocyanate Sodium Thiosulfate Pentahydrate Tetraammineplatinum(II) Hydrogen Phosphate
Tetramethylammonium Ferricyanide Thallium Sulfate Tin Gold Alloy Tin Metal
Tin(II) Sulfate Tin(IV) Sulfate Zinc Aluminum Alloy Zinc Ammonium Chloride
Zinc Cyanide Zinc Metal Zinc Sulfate