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Additives > for electroplating applications

BTC offers for the industry of metal surface treatment various additives. These additives are used in various formulations of electroplating processes. Such a process is used to improve the appearance of surfaces using chemical processes including nickel plating, gold plating and chrome coating. Metals are coated with materials such as zinc, nickel, chrome, gold, silver, platinum, tin, aluminium, and copper depending on applications and their finishing properties.
Beside our specialized additives for zinc, tin, nickel, zinc-alloy our portfolio covers also special additives which support solubilisation, act as a dispersing agent, rise the cloud point, besides others.

Brands

Lutensol® AT (C16-18 fatty alcohol ethoxylates)
Lutensol® AO (C13-15 oxo alcohol ethoxylates)
Lutensol® ON (C10 oxo alcohol ethoxylates)
Lutensol® TO (C13 oxo alcohol ethoxylates)
Lutensol® XP (C10 guerbet alcohol ethoxylate)
Lutensol® XL (C10 guerbet alcohol alkoxylate)
Pluriol® E (polyethylene glycol)
Pluronic® PE (EO/PO block polymer)
Tamol® NN (naphtalene sulfonate formaldehyde condensate, sodium salt)

Properties

BTC’s additives for electroplating applications are amphiphilic products which are added to the plating process to improve defined properties of the galvanized metal. The process environment is often harsh due to the basic materials in use. Therefore all further additives are requested to have neutral characteristics. BTCs special additives are

  • water soluble,
  • compatible to various plating conditions,
  • especially the Tamol® types provide a pH non-sensitivity. They are stable over the whole pH range.

Applications

Our Lutensol®, Pluriol®, Pluronic®, and Tamol® grades offer specialized properties making them ideal for improving electroplating processes.

Further products for the electroplating industry

Explore also our Additives for electroless plating formulators, Additives  for nickel electroplating, Additives for zinc, zinc-alloy and tin electroplating, Inhibitors for the corrosion protection of metals for the electroplating industry.

About BTC

BTC Europe is BASF's European sales organization for small and medium-sized customers focused on specialty chemicals. Our solutions for the electroplating industry cover besides our specialized additives for zinc, tin, nickel, zinc-alloy also special additives which support solubilisation, act as a dispersing agent, rise the cloud point, besides others.