Nickel is mainly used on MS for corrosion protection and for its attractive appearance, parts processed with Bright Nickel plating maintain their surface appearance and brightness over a period of time. Best used as an undercoat for silver, gold and brass finish, Nickel plating is done on Zinc and Zinc die casts, Copper and CopperAlloys, Aluminium and Aluminium die castings with an undercoat of Copper.
- Nickel is extremely resistant to atmospheric corrosion, making it an excellent choice as a final layer.
- Nickel is also a magnetic material, making it an attractive option when magnetic properties are required.
- Nickel can provide improved wear resistance to soft metals such as copper, resulting in longer service life.
- Nickel also provides a superior barrier layer between metals that can experience self diffusion into each other such as copper and tin.