Efficient rack stripping is an important part of the plating cycle for decorative and POP applications. Compared to immersion rack stripping that typically utilize strong chemicals like nitric acid which generates harmful gases like NOx, electrolytic rack stripping is a more sustainable alternative since milder chemistry can be used for stripping. However, the leading electrolytic rack strippers on the market typically use ammonium salts in their formulation. These highly complex ammonium compounds are not only harmful to the environment - they also make wastewater treatment more challenging and expensive.
With a commitment to holistically promote more environmentally friendly production in the plating industry, Atotech has developed UniStrip® Rackstrip AF. An electrolytic rack stripper that doesn’t contain ammonium or amine compounds, but which still ensures the same, excellent, stripping results as the current, leading ammonium-based electrolytic stripping processes.
Join this webinar to learn more about the benefits of environmentally sound rack stripping.
- Basics of rack stripping
- Overview of the current electrolytic rackstrip process
- UniStrip® Rackstrip AF features and controls
- UniStrip® Rackstrip AF process benchmarking
Following the presentation, we will answer your questions in a Q&A session.
Global Product Manager Cleaners, Strippers & Pretreatment
Neil Patton holds a degree in chemistry and is a product management and business development professional with more than 28 years of experience. He has extensive knowledge of the supply and support of chemical processes, technology and equipment to the metal finishing and printed circuit board industries. This includes key account management and decades of working with electroplaters, tier suppliers, OEMs, environmental agencies, and industry associations. Neil is the Global Product Manager for Cleaners, Strippers and Pretreatment for Atotech’s General Metal Finishing business unit.