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August 22nd, 2023
High Corrosion Resistant Alternative to Cadmium
AMS 2417 ASTM B841 ASTM F1941
Paramount Metal Finishing offers ZINC NICKEL plating to AMS 2417 and ASTM B841 on large parts up to 9 feet in length. Zinc nickel plating as the name suggests is a co-deposited coating of zinc and nickel.
Zinc Nickel is a high performance finish that offers maximum corrosion resistance especially for components used in severe environments. The zinc and nickel alloying creates a distinctive composition that will corrode at a much slower rate than zinc. The combination of approximately 10-15% nickel and the remainder zinc, can offer up to 10X the protection of traditional zinc plating.
Paramount Metal Finishing Zinc Nickel plating benefits:
Paramount Metal Finishing processes and meets to the following specifications:
Paramount Metal Finishing is a specialist in zinc nickel plating and is an integrated coating applicator to ASTM, AMS and Military Specifications. We have capabilities to Plate, Anodize, Hard Coat Anodize, Sanchem, Conversion Coat, Paint, Powder Coat and Dry Film Lube in one location.
June 4th, 2020
None chromate and None Chrome Conversion Coating
Sanchem on Zinc, Aluminum and Magnesium
Paramount Metal Finishing applies Sanchem conversion coatings on zinc, magnesium and aluminum. Sanchem is a RoHS compliant chromate-free conversion coating that leaves an electrically conductive clear to gold protective surface treatment. Sanchem is an excellent preparation of aluminum, magnesium or zinc substrates for paint, powder coating and e-coat as well as adhesives. Sanchem can produce far better coating adhesion comparable to hexavalent chromate conversion coatings.
Sanchem is a high-performance conversion coating that offers:
Paramount Metal Finishing applies Sanchem conversion coatings to Zinc, Aluminum, and Magnesium cast or wrought substrates. Paramount Metal Finishing can coat Sanchem treated substrates with various paints, powder coatings and dry-film lubricants.
December 24th, 2019
The annual global cost of corrosion is $2.5 trillion, equivalent to 3.4% of the worldwide GDP. In the US, the annual cost of corrosion surged past $1 trillion, affecting our national GDP by 6.2%. Corrosion affects infrastructure, transportation, production & manufacturing, utilities, and the federal government.
Chemical based methods to control the detriments of corrosion include:
Per the values given, the traditional methods to control corrosion fall short, In fact, far short.
In a major development to minimize corrosion, thereby improving field service life of parts in challenging conditions, Zinc – Nickel alloy (ZN-Ni) plated finishes provide significant benefits. These include not only corrosion protection, but improved hardness, service life, and wear resistance.
Straight zinc plated deposits provide sacrificial corrosion protection over steel substrates. It is accomplished by the zinc deposit’s anodic potential to corrode first, protecting the steel base. This has been an industry accepted application for decades.
Paramount Metal Finishing offers a unique, significant improvement to corrosion protection. It is the Zinc – Nickel alloy deposit (Zn-Ni), composed of 85% Zinc & 15% Nickel. The focus of corrosion protection is immediately obvious by results of the ASTM B-117 Salt Spray Testing, on equivalent deposit thicknesses.
Salt Spray Results for Electroplated Deposits
|Deposit||Hours to White Corrosion||Hours to red Corrosion|
|Zinc – Nickel (Zn-Ni)||350-400||1,000-1,200|
The corrosion protection afforded by a deposit of Zn-Ni significantly outperforms straight Zinc by 2.7:1 (white corrosion) and significantly by 4.9:1 to red corrosion.
The Zn-Ni alloy deposit consists of 85% Zinc and 15% Nickel. Deposits normally range in thickness of 8-14 um, followed by a trivalent chromate of 0.06-0.1 um thickness.
Zn-Ni deposits approach 450 Vickers hardness. By comparison, Zinc deposits fall below 150 Vickers.
Zn-Ni deposits resist thermal stresses approaching 200 degC (392 degF) compared to Zinc deposits at only 120 degC (248 degF.
Other outstanding features of the Zn-Ni deposit include:
Paramount Metal Finishing applies Zn-Ni to a variety of commercial and military parts, including: automotive, power generation, fasteners, construction, agricultural equipment, firearms, aerospace, lawn & garden, transportation, and heavy equipment.
Finishing capabilities range from standard parts to larger sizes and dimensions,