EC Williams have been providing electroplating services for decades, and the company is proud to be one of the leading plating companies in the UK. Offering a wide range of plating services and finishes, we work to industry standards, meeting the requirements of a wide scope of sectors such as the automotive, engineering, and electrical industries.
Our plating services are highly versatile, because we want to be able to support as many applications as possible with our platings and coatings. With this in mind, we strive to be as flexible as we can when it comes to our services. As a result, we can make sure we provide solutions that are exactly what you and your application needs. We truly go the extra mile, so you will find we offer many types of plating services, including JS500 zinc plating.
What is JS500?
JS500 is a sealant which is used in conjunction with zinc electroplating as part of a finishing process. The water-based sealant is used in the electroplating process to strengthen the corrosion resistance of the components. Additionally, it can help to improve their coefficient of friction. JS500 is an environmentally friendly coating, and often applied over zinc plated components and surfaces with trivalent passivate. As this does not contain hexavalent chromium, the result is a protective coating that is compliant with Rohs and ELV.
JS500 is in fact the trade name for one of the most common types of these sealants. Although there are plenty of other manufacturers, JS500 is one of the most widely used brands worldwide and has been specified in many OEMs specifications for zinc plating.
The Benefits of JS500 Zinc Plating
When used in conjunction with zinc plating, JS500 can significantly enhance the corrosion resistance of a component. For example, after applying a JS500 coating to a zinc passivated part, we can usually turn 120 hours of corrosion resistance into 400 hours. With this in mind, it is easy to see why so many manufacturers specify a JS500 treatment as it is a highly cost effective solution for optimising corrosion resistance.
JS500 also provides increased protection against wear and abrasion when compared with a component that has only undergone a zinc electroplating treatment. As the sealant also contains a UV trace, components coated with this sealant are also easily traceable.
Industries and Applications
JS500 is commonly used in the automotive industry for zinc electroplated components. Plenty of major automotive manufacturers have approved the sealant including General Motors and Ford.
Alongside automotive components, the silica based product can also support fastener industries. As it is silica based, here at EC Williams, we can add it to built in lubricants, and it will impregnate into the passivate. So, if you are looking for a relatively high level of corrosion resistance for your robot assemblies or other mechanical components, JS500 could be the perfect addition to the lubricant.
EC Williams prides itself on the quality of the work it delivers.
Regular benchmarking against our competitors shows us that we are in the top 10% of the plating industry in terms of consistent quality thanks to the level of our technical understanding of our customers’ needs and the control of our processes.
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Get In Touch
For more information on JS500, please don’t hesitate to contact our team today.
As highly experienced electroplaters, we can support a wide range of requirements and applications. Visit our website for more information, OR call 0121 236 2524 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.