Copper is extensively used as the first layer in chrome plumbing coatings. It is a ductile and exceptionally bright / well levelled deposit. Copper can be electrodeposited from an acidic or alkaline solution, depending on the substrate and desired properties.
Acid Copper - CuMac Optima
CuMac Optima is our latest generation ultra-high levelling acid copper with exceptional low current density brightness, perfect for complex shapes and deeply recessed parts. CuMac Optima is designed to work on both suitably prepared zamak or plastic substrates. Perfect for all chrome plumbing / sanitary parts.
Clepo SP - Alkaline Pyrophosphate Copper
Clepo SP is a cyanide-free pyrophosphate copper bath recommended for zamak (over a Metex S-1 strike deposit). Clepo SP produces bright, well levelled copper deposits which can be subsequently plated with bright acid copper or semi-bright / bright nickel.
Metex S-1 alkaline copper process provides a method of plating fine grain copper at a high rate of deposition, free from pitting and roughness, and with ease of control.