Its high corrosion resistance and hardness, combined with the uniform thickness distribution of the deposit, make electroless nickel plating an ideal coating for extending the life of high-value components used in various industries such as automotive, oil and gas, heavy machinery, consumer electronics, military/aerospace and medical equipment.
It is therefore not surprising that this process has been successfully used commercially for many decades. Given this mature technology, one might assume that its application would be an easy task. However, to ensure the highest level of quality in a cost-effective production environment, the process must be operated within controlled parameters using best practices and an optimized plating line configuration.
Over the past 50 years, Atotech has acquired extensive expertise in electroless nickel plating, not only through our own process development, but more importantly through close cooperation with our customers. As a result, we have acquired a broad application knowledge that enables us to be a very competent partner for the industry and to help achieve optimal plating results.
In this webinar on "Best practice for electroless nickel plating" we have bundled all our experience and Udo Zeishold and Shakeel Akhtar are looking forward to share their comprehensive knowledge in electroless nickel plating with you.
What is electroless nickel and how is it used
What equipment is required
Overview on process chemistry
How to replenish and control
Pretreatment of the substrate
What is the right EN process for you
Global Product & Business Development Manager Wear Resistant Coatings
Shakeel Akhtar, Global Product Manager & Business Development Manager WRC, has worked for Atotech for over 30 years. As a specialist in electroless nickel plating, he has extensive knowledge of surface finishing including functional chrome. At Atotech, Shakeel has held various positions such as R&D Development Chemist, Product Specialist, Global Application Manager, Technology Manager and Product Manager for Wear Resistant Coatings. He has gained extensive international experience serving customers around the world and was based in Singapore for six years. In his current position Shakeel oversees Atotech's global product range and business development opportunities for WRC.
Application Engineer Electroless Nickel
Udo Zeishold, a graduate engineer in environmental and process engineering, began his career in the electroplating industry with an apprenticeship as an electroplater more than 20 years ago. Since then, he has acquired a broad knowledge of chemical processes including associated electroplating equipment. During his career at Atotech, he has especially focused on the development of various auxiliary systems, including the renowned EDEN® technology, which enables an unlimited lifetime for electroless nickel solutions. Today, as a member of the Wear Resistant Coatings application team, Udo uses his extensive knowhow and experience for supporting troubleshooting, product qualification and equipment operations.