Electroless Nickel

WestChem has partnered with Macdermid Industrial solutions to offer the worlds’ leading electroless nickel chemistry to Western Canada.  Macdermid Electroless Nickel is used in various applications around the globe.



Electroless nickel deposits offer these primary features:

  • Corrosion resistance
  • Wear resistance
  • Lubricity
  • Solderability
  • Build-up of worn surfaces
  • Deposit uniformity
  • Electrical conductivity
  • Thermal properties

High Phosphorus EN

Elnic 101
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Elnic 101 is a highly stable, simple to operate electroless nickel solution.  The process is used to deposit a smooth bright high phosphorus coating on a variety of substrates.  The deposit contains 10 to 12% by weight phosphorus which provides good corrosion resistance in a variety of environments.

Niklad 1000
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Niklad 1000 offers the highest Phosphorus content of all EN solutions (10 – 13%). It is a unique electroless nickel-phosphorus process specifically designed to provide maximum corrosion protection to a variety of properly prepared substrates, even at low deposit thickness.  This high degree of protection extends part life in hostile environments, such as those found in the petrochemical, mining, and food handling equipment industries.

Vand-Aloy 4200
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Vand-Aloy 4200 is a stable, simple to operate, high phosphorus electroless nickel system. The process is used to deposit a smooth, bright high phosphorus coating on a variety of substrates. The deposit contains 10 to 12% phosphorus, which provides good corrosion protection in many corrosive environments.   The Vand-Aloy 4200 is designed to provide a long service life and a high rate of deposition. The process has a wide operating window and is particularly suited for high production facilities/job shops, where maximum economy of operation is required.

Niklad ELV 811
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Niklad ELV 811 provides an excellent corrosion resistant coating, good deposit hardness and wear resistance. Designed to resist strong oxidising conditions by incorporating tin into the electroless plated coating.

NiKlad ELV 811 is free of lead and cadmium additives and therefore conforms to ELV, WEEE and ROHS regulations. Meets the performance requirements of GMW 3059, Ford WSS-M99P9999-A1, WSD-M1P65B1 & B2, Chrysler CS9003, AMS 26074, AMS 2404, ASTM B-733 and ISO 4527.

Mid Phosphorus EN

Niklad 767
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Niklad 767 – Our most robust and widely used system. It is a Very bright, consistent high speed bath for general applications with high or low loading. It contains 5-6% phosphorus. NiKlad 767 can be operated without ammonia. This electroless plating bath provides both high hardness and wear resistance with a moderate corrosion resistant coating.

Niklad 787
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Niklad 787 is an ultra bright, EDTA-free bath. Particularly designed for maximum throughput and high bath loadings. The coating combines high hardness and wear resistance with good electroless nickel corrosion resistance. Phosphorus content is 6 – 9%.

Low Phosphorus EN

Niklad 797
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Niklad 797 is a very bright, fast electroless plating process for high production applications. A very hard as plated electroless nickel coating. Contains 3.5 – 4.5 % phosphorus and offers a lower temperature operation.

Specialty EN

Niklad SILK
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Niklad SILK is a metal-ceramic composite coating that combines the strength and durability of electroless nickel coatings with the lubrication, and anti-frictional properties of hexagonal boron nitride (HBN).

Niklad Ice ULTRA
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Niklad Ice ULTRA combines the hardness and uniformity of electroless nickel coating with the lubricity and anti-stick properties of PTFE. The uniform composite of this electroless plating process combined with PTFE particles provides low friction and good release properties. The PTFE content can be modified between 5 – 35% depending on application requirements.

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Niklad ECLIPSE is an oxidizing solution designed to give black deposits when used with a duplex electroless coating where the top layer is a low phosphorus EN.