BTC offers for the industry of metal finishing various additives. Electroplating also known as galvanizing, is a major process within that industry. 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.
Zinc plating is a common process in the metal finishing industry. Zinc and its alloys have been used for many years as protective and decorative coatings over a broad range of metal substrates. BTC offers for the zinc, zinc-alloy and tin plating process various products under the brand Lugalvan®.
Properties of Lugalvan® for zinc, zinc-alloy and tin electroplating
Zinc plating is done either using the alkaline-zinc or the acidic-zinc plating process. Independent of the process the requested property is determined by the Lugalvan® types used. Such properties are
- throwing power,
- efficient effluent treatment.
For this variation of properties Lugalvan® products are ideal choices to improve the plating process.
Applications of Lugalvan® for zinc, zinc-alloy and tin electroplating
BTC’s Lugalvan® types are used in
- alkaline cyanide zinc plating,
- alkaline non-cyanide zinc plating,
- acidic ammonium zinc plating,
- acidic non-ammonium zinc plating processes.
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.