Our electroless nickel line for alloy steel is a process that deposits a nickel coating through a controlled chemical reduction, offering various benefits over electroplating. H&W Global’s electroless nickel plating process (or ENP) is the process of applying one or more layers of a metal to a substrate without the use of an external electrical charge. This coating process is often called an “autocatalytic reaction” because the metal that is being applied is within the solution and sticks to the base material without using electric current. This results in a completely uniform deposit. We often choose electroless nickel to improve wear and/or corrosion resistance, or to improve solderability.
At H&W Global, we use high-phosphorus electroless nickel, which provides tight control of deposit thickness, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance. Electroless nickel plating is a useful alternative to nickel electroplating. In addition to the advantage of not needing an electrical power source, the process creates even coating distribution on the surface, with relative ease.