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 Cubes 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) Cyanide Copper(I) Thiocyanate
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