There are many different types of plating processes, and zinc plating is one of the most popular.
Zinc coatings work by forming a barrier to prevent corrosion of the underlying steel, and its popularity is due to its low cost and the range of alternative post plating treatments enabling it to be customised for many varied functions.
These post plating treatments comprise chromate passivates that protect the zinc from oxidation.
Depending on the thickness of zinc specified and the type of passivate chosen the corrosion protection offered can be tailored to the functional needs of the component.
Additionally sealants lubricants and dyes can be applied after passivation to further enhance the functionality of the part.
So now you know what is Zinc Plating, who can you trust with your Zinc Plating needs?
If you search locally, there will be several zinc plating companies that will claim to fulfil all of your needs, but some businesses specialise in different types of plating and electroplating, so it’s worth having a look around. E.C. Williams Ltd – established in 1921 by Mr Williams – can be found in the heart of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter and close to the motorway network, and while they specialise in zinc plating, they also offer many different plating processes, including silver plating, tin plating, zinc-nickel plating, copper plating, nickel plating, stayblack and more.
Flexible, speedy turnarounds and good prices!
Over the years, the E.C. Williams factory has grown into a state of the art processing plant; the modern electroplating factory now provides a wide range of services to industrial customers in several sectors, including the automotive and rail industries, plus fastener and spring manufacturers.
They specialise in barrel plating of small components – for example, turned parts, pressings, and fasteners. They also offer a de-embrittlement service for high tensile springs and fasteners.
E.C. Williams has several zinc electroplating facilities which means they can deal with high capacity orders; a vital element for when they need to meet increased industry demands – especially when clients need large batches and a speedy turnaround, all for a good price.
The company’s flexible capacity and team of electroplating specialists mean that you don’t need to look further than E.C. Williams for your plating needs.
Get in touch today!
Whether you are based in the West Midlands or further afield and want a top quality electroplating service, get in touch with E.C. Williams today.
Not only do they zinc plating to OEM and international standards, but they also offer technical support and advice on zinc plating and will answer any queries you may have about the different processes available and your required finish.
You might also like to read our blog on Zinc Electroplating.