Why Zinc & Why Plateco?
Zinc: The ultimate plating material.
Unlike most other commonly used metal finishes, zinc has the ability to protect the substrate even if it’s been compromised. The protection is accomplished by a galvanic reaction between the steel substrate and the zinc coating.
Because steel is more noble than zinc, the zinc sacrifices itself to the steel and corrodes before the base metal and thereby protects the steel. The zinc is usually further protected by the addition of a passivate film, and sometimes even more by the addition of a topcoat over the passivate film.
Plateco: The ultimate plating company.
Our customers tell us they used to experience plated steel part return rates of 5.0% or more with their former platers. With us, their plated steel part return rates are about 0.3%, or 1/15th of that. Said another way:
Our unparalleled precision means that your parts can be plated to any desired thickness to achieve whatever level of protection you require. It also means a level of reliability your current plater could only dream of.
Zinc Barrel Electroplating
Zinc Rack Electroplating
Zinc Mechanical Galvanizing
Provides good brightness
Provides good ductility
Provides good passivate receptivity
Provides reliable & consistent coverage
Provides outstanding brightness
Plates difficult substrates (such as castings)
Reduces abrasion & wear
Creates a non-toxic surface
Unrivaled zinc plating. Unrivaled chromating.
The amount of passivate covering a part is only about 1/20th the amount of zinc covering that part, which means the passivate film is so thin that it can’t be machine measured.
It also means that there’s virtually no margin for error when maintaining our passivate baths – and that’s where the unsurpassed expertise of our experienced lab technicians and line operators – our artisans – comes in.
Our artisans’ expertise with passivate film is so exceptional that we’re the only zinc plating company that can passivate your zinc plated part in up to nine different colors.
Don’t your parts deserved to be plated by the ultimate zinc plating company?