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) Acetate Hydroxide 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 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 Prussian Blue Soluble 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