The nickel plating is a process of electrodeposition of nickel metal, obtained by weakly acidic aqueous solutions with specific additives, used for technical and decorative applications.
Technical purposes: the nickel plating is used to increase the resistance to corrosion and to wear, the weldability and the electromagnetic properties.
Decorative purposes: the nickel plating is used for obtaining coatings with excellent aesthetic and decorative effects, getting bright, matt, satin and antiqued finishings.
Appearance similar to stainless steel, with bright, semi-glossy, matt, satinized and antiqued shades.
To comply with regulation 2004/96/EC – 94/27/EC concerning the restriction on use of nickel metal, for objects to be used in prolonged contact with the skin, nickel-free finishings have been introduced.