Electroless deposition of nickel-phosphorus alloy (Ni-P) coatings is very popular in many industrial applications due to its unique properties such as corrosion resistance, wear resistance, non-magnetism, improved micro-hardness and coating thickness uniformity.
Due to its amorphous character and passivity, the corrosion resistance of these coatings, especially of high-P EN, is excellent and in many environments even better than that of pure nickel or chromium alloys.
Global regulations have restricted the use of heavy metals as stabilizers and brighteners in electroless nickel processes, so today's new generation of high-P EN processes use metal-free or toxic heavy metal-free stabilizers. These are not only environmentally friendly alternatives, but also offer improved process parameters and coating properties in terms of deposition rate, P content, internal stresses, tribological properties and corrosion resistance.
With a strong commitment to sustainability, Atotech continues to pioneer the conversion of the coating industry to environmentally sound processes and currently offers a complete range of electroless nickel processes that meet and exceed all national environmental regulations. Therefore, we are pleased to present in this webinar our latest development of ELV, ROHS and WEEE compliant, highly corrosion resistant EN processes meeting the ever-increasing industrial requirements.
Corrosion of EN coatings: Mechanism and test methods
Factors that mainly influence the corrosion protection of EN coatings
Corrosion performance of EN processes
New highly corrosion resistant processes from Atotech
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.
Dr. Iulia Bejan
R&D Scientist Wear Resistant Coatings (EN)
Dr. Iulia Bejan, R&D scientist for wear resistant coatings, holds a PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of Würzburg. She joined Atotech's R&D team as a scientist in 2011, focusing on the development of new electroless nickel processes and is credited with the invention of our high processes Nichem HP 1151 and ELeVEN HP 1050. During her almost 10 year career in this field, Iulia has acquired a broad expertise that she has been able to share at numerous international conferences where she presented Atotech's latest processes and innovations.