John Cockerill has been supplying plating on plastic plants mainly to the automotive, aviation, medical, luxury, and other industries for decades. Our systems are used by the biggest manufacturers. We offer complete projects from planning and designing all the way to start-up and service during operations.
Plastic is not a naturally conductive material, but it can still be electroplated. The first step is to create a conductive nickel or copper coating on a plastic part, after that the part can go through a normal electroplating process.
Metals suitable for plating on plastic: Nickel, Copper, Gold, Chrome
Plating on plastic has been widely used in the automotive industry for decades by OEM manufacturers, suppliers, and aftermarket parts suppliers. Plating on plastic is used in both interior and exterior parts. Nickel coating can enhance the corrosion and wear resistance of plastic parts. In-home electronics plating on plastic is used both decoratively and functionally. Plating on plastic is also used for example in kitchen and bathroom accessories, washbasin taps, household devices, and clothing like metallic-looking buttons.
Some types of plastics suitable for plating on plastic: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Teflon (PTFE), Polypropylene, Polystyrene, Polyethelene, Polyester, Silicone, Acrylic, Nylon, Bakelite, Epoxy
John Cockerill plating on plastic plants are typically fully automated turnkey deliveries that utilize our latest technologies in ventilation, multiple loading/unloading stations, and energy-efficient solutions. John Cockerill anodizing plants are always scaled and designed according to the needs of the customer and the maximum product dimensions in the treatment process.
Process automation keeps workers away from dangerous chemicals, keeps the quality consistent, helps to report, and enhances efficiency.
John Cockerill Surface Treatment plating on plastic plants has an extremely high level of automation. The automated systems cover both process control and production control by constantly monitoring and adjusting chemical processes while also controlling material handling. As a result, payroll expenses can be reduced by up to 70 percent compared to manually operated plants. Automated plants are also much safer than manually operated plants.
Every aspect of our plants has been optimized with energy efficiency and environmental friendliness in mind. For example, our closed-circuit evaporation plants produce minimal or no emissions in addition to being tailored to our customers’ needs.
Galvatek’s meticulous design and production process lengthens the life of the plants even further and minimizes the lifetime running costs. We can guarantee a use-life of several decades for our drive motors and lifting motors, for example.