Chrome plating of steel, brass, stainless steel and plastic products
Multinal Group offers an extensive package of surface treatments, of which chrome plating is frequently used.
Chrome plating is a popular surface treatment, because of its decorative properties and which also contributes to the corrosion protection and / or the application of a wear-resistant layer. Chromium plating is also a relatively inexpensive surface treatment. It is not without reason that decorative chrome plating is often used on sanitary accessories such as toilet holders, towel hooks, soap dispensers and towel racks. In the case of furniture, chrome is often used on chairs, chair legs, handles, front panels, knobs and (book) supports. But the lighting industry also has many examples such as spotlights, lighting plates, fixtures and decorative strips. Chrome plating comes in multiple effects such as glossy, matte or satin-like and thus contributes to added value and / or appearance of the product.
Products made of steel, brass, stainless steel and plastic chrome
In order to properly chrome products such as taps, front panels, exhausts, luggage carriers and wire baskets, products are placed on a rack before it can undergo a galvanic treatment in our immersion bath. It is important to determine what the visible sides of the product are, so that the suspension of the product can be taken into account. The way in which the product is suspended is also important to ensure that no “air bubble” is formed during the process, so that the desired surface treatment to be applied has optimal coverage.
In addition to the suspension and determining the visible side of the product, the surface condition of the product to be treated plays a major role. This determines 95% of the result of the final quality. For example, if a product is not properly ground or polished, this will only become visible after the nickel plating / chrome plating. This cannot always be prevented. It is also important that the product to be treated can be rinsed well, for example hollow spaces that must be provided with flushing and venting holes in, for example, tubes, frames and housings.
In order to offer a nickel-plated (gloss or pearl) and chrome-plated part better corrosion protection, a duplex nickel layer can be chosen. Then two different nickel layers are applied for the chrome plating. This creates a “voltage difference” between the two nickel layers, which causes the corrosion improvement.
Machining (machining or bending) on nickel-plated and chrome-plated parts can affect the quality of the treated parts. We therefore advise you to perform the desired operations on your product before having it chrome plated. View our tips here for nickel plating and chrome plating of products made of steel, brass, stainless steel or ABS plastic.
Not sure which treatment is right for your products? Then we can provide you with a trial series with different treatments for your product. So that you can make a choice. You want to have a product chrome plated by us or you have been applying this treatment to your product for years. Sometimes it can still be good to take a fresh look at your article and see if there is anything that can be optimized in the nickel or chrome treatment. You can think of improvements in the quality of your product, realizing cost savings, or to test whether the treatment still meets your or your customer’s expectations. You can even contact us for special packaging instructions or requirements! Whether it concerns chrome plating of toilet holders, towel hooks and towel racks, soap dispensers, handles, front panels, rotary knobs, spotlights, lighting plates, fixtures, decorative strips, chairs and chair legs, tubes, housings, frames, etc. In short, whether you are an existing customer or are a new customer, we are happy to advise you. Our colleagues in Coevorden will be happy to help you choose the right surface treatment.