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Mid-Low Phosphorus



ENOVA EF 163 is formulated to produce a bright and uniform deposit that achieves a high hardness and produces a very wear resistant coating. The system achieves deposition rates that average 0.8 mils/hr (20 μm/hr) over the entire solution life.

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 EF 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
  • Exceptional solution stability 
  • Reduced deposit staining tendency
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We are committed to delivering sustainable processes for the surface finishing industry. Our lead- and cadmium-free portfolio, including ENOVA EF 163, offers a safe and sustainable electroless nickel process, coupled with unmatched performance. The process meets ELV Directive 2000/53/EC Annex II, WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC, and RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC.

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