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Specialty EN



NIKLAD ELV AF Strike electroless nickel system is specifically formulated to deposit a thin, uniform nickel phosphorous layer onto zincated aluminum substrates and/or zinc die cast prior to plating in a conventional acid electroless nickel bath. Being ammonia-free, it eliminates the noxious odor from the plating process and provides a superior experience for the operator. 


Utilizing the NIKLAD ELV AF Strike process on aluminum alloys allows the EN plater to profit from the full potential of an acid electroless nickel bath without the concern of blistering or poor adhesion as the bath ages.

Operational advantage

The process has a very high tolerance for contamination, particularly zinc contamination, which gives the solution a very long life and prevents this contamination from being introduced into a subsequent electroless nickel process.

Economic advantage

This process is very economical due to the thinness of the layers obtained, yielding a very long life.

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Features & Benefits

  • Lead- ,cadmium-, and ammonia-free technology eliminating harmful fumes from the process
  • Maximum solution stability 
  • Improves the life of conventional electroless nickel bath
  • High tolerance to contaminants 
  • Long bath life 
  • Easy to operate and maintain 
  • Plates at room temperature directly onto properly prepared substrates 
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We are committed to delivering sustainable processes for the surface finishing industry. Our lead-free portfolio, including NIKLAD ELV AF STRIKE, offers a safe and sustainable electroless nickel process that meets ELV Directive 2000/53/EC Annex II, WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC, and RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC. 

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