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Plating Types

MATTE/BRIGHT SILVER

Silver offers, of all the metals, the highest electrical conductivity. However, as it is a precious metal, it does not oxidize easily.

Silver plating is usually recommended for engineering purposes. They provide solderable surfaces, and electrical contact characteristics such as high electrical and thermal conductivity. Silver is also useful in thermocompression bonding, wear resistance of load-bearing surfaces, and spectral reflectivity electrical applications.

In order to circumvent the rapid oxidization of Silver, we will advise on certain passivation or transparent coatings that lend our products more tarnish resistance.

Silver is an economical choice for electrical contact surfaces as it has high lubricity, and offers a lower price option as compared to precious metals such as gold and platinum. Do to its physical attractiveness; other industries where Silver is popularly used are in jewellery and flatware.

Silver is a good conductor for electricity, and is commonly used in aerospace avionics radio frequency applications. Although it provides a bright finish, this can be mattified with alkaline tin.

Silver is recommended for its:
  • Exceptional Electrical Conductivity
  • Ability to Conduct Heat
  • High Ductility
  • High Solderability
  • Decorative Qualities
  • High Lubricity
  • Relative Low Cost