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Mid-Low Phosphorus



ENOVA 163 is a uniquely formulated system designed to produce a mirror bright deposit that achieves a high as-plated hardness which yields a very wear resistant coating. The system achieves deposition rates that average 0.9 mils/hr (23 μm/hr) over the entire life of the bath and maintains compressive stress through 8 MTOs. 

Operational advantage

The system is highly tolerant to contaminants and has a wide operating window. It exhibits excellent solution stability over a prolonged solution life and is easy to operate and control. 

Deposit performance

ENOVA 163 deposits match more expensive and harder to operate EN-boron films and is superior to other Ni-P coatings. It exhibits lower intrinsic tensile stress resulting in improved adhesion as well as little to no effect on the fatigue strength of alloy and/or high-strength substrates. The deposits produced are ideal for critical wear applications when heat treatment is not possible or practical. 

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Features & Benefits

  • High as-plated hardness (~700 Hv) 
  • Excellent wear resistance in a wide range of applications 
  • High and consistent rate of deposition over the solution life
  • High tolerance to contaminants
  • Long solution life and wide operating window 
  • Exceptional solution stability 
  • Reduced deposit staining tendency

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