Call us now on 0121 236 2524

Nickel Electroplating

There are many companies out there offering Nickel Electroplating, but if you’re looking for one of the best, look no further than Birmingham-based E.C. Williams Ltd.

Like all electroplated coatings, nickel plating is a thin layer of nickel which can be deposited onto several types of underlying metal.

The nickel coating is normally deposited together with organic brighteners to give it a highly decorative appearance.

Alternatively the amount of brightener can be reduced to give a more ductile coating for those components that need to be crimped or manipulated after plating.

Nickel electroplating gives a high level of corrosion resistance making it particularly useful in the plumbing industry. Nickel is also a good conductor of electricity and so is much used in electrical switch and components.

Unlike zinc plating, nickel electroplating is a very hard coating making it more wear resistant and impact tolerant.

Which company should you trust?

Since its founding in 1921, we have been providing electroplating services not only for nickel plating but also zinc and many other coatings to all types of business and industries.

EC Williams has grown over the years and can now boast a state of the art processing plant which has the capacity to meet the high demands of our clients. We barrel nickel plate various components for the electrical and electro-mechanical industries, and also offer a de-embrittlement service for high tensile fasteners and springs.

Our rates are competitive and we can nickel plate onto most substrates, whether your parts are in copper, phosphor bronze, brass, steel, or zinc die-casts.

Small and large order service available

You can trust E.C. Williams Ltd with your plating needs as we can take both small and large orders – due to the high capacity of our factory – and we are also dedicated to providing you with a top quality plating service.

For example, in order to certify the coating thickness of our plating, we use X Ray Fluorescence test equipment to report on the thickness of nickel – or other metal – deposited.

We supply plating to many sectors of industry, including automotive, rail, and domestic and industrial appliances. Whether you’re after nickel electroplating, zinc nickel, zinc plated parts, bright zinc plating, or Stayblack coating, E.C. Williams will be able to help you with your plating needs.

You might also like to read our blog entitled What is Stayblack Used For?