Electroless Nickel per MIL-C-26074

Electroless Nickel Plating is the deposition of a nickel-phophorous alloy onto a metal substrate without the use of an electrical current. The electroless nickel plating process utilizes an autocatalytic chemical reaction to deposit a reliable, repeatable coating of uniform thickness. This uniformity of deposit can, in some cases, eliminate the need for post-plate grinding. Electroless nickel demonstrates excellent corrosion protection, with similar lubricity properties to plated chromium. Electroless nickel effectively coats parts with sharp edges, deep recesses, seams, threads, and complex geometries.

  • Mid - Phos.
  • High - Phos.
  • Black
  • Slik-Seal with PTFE
  • Slik-Kote with PTFE


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  • High Phosphorus (10% to 13%): superior corrosion protection; most resistant to acidic environments; greater than 65 Rc hardness with post-plate thermal treatment
  • Medium Phosphorus (5% to 9%): best appearance
  • Black EN
  • Electroless nickel can also be rendered non-magnetic, making it the optimal choice for electromagnetic shielding. Electroless nickel can be applied over a variety of substrates including stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass and many proprietary alloys.

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Applications


  • Aerospace Components: For wear resistance, corrosion protection, chemical resistivity and lubricity on valves, pistons, engine shafts, engine mounts, compressor blades and other flight-critical components.
  • Electrical Equipment: Due to solderability and conductivity properties.
  • Packaging & Handling Machinery: Due to wear resistance, cleanliness and attractive finish.
  • Chemical Manufacturing and Transport Equipment: Due to chemical resistance.
  • Molds & Dies: Corrosion protection minimizes erosion and abrasion. Low coefficient of friction improves release.
  • Food Service Equipment: For superior corrosion and wear resistance, attractive finish and cleanliness.
  • Plastics Manufacturing Equipment: For durability and release properties on injection molds and extrusion dies.
  • Oil & Gas Components: For corrosion protection in harsh undersea and underground environments for parts such as valves, pumps, pipe fittings and others.
  • Printing Industry Equipment: For abrasion resistance on conveyance and chemical resistance on printer cylinders.
  • Automotive Components: For wear protection and corrosion resistance on pistons, cylinders, gears, differential pinon ball shafts, fuel injectors, ball studs, transmission thrust washers, knuckle pins, hose couplings, heat sinks and others.
  • Salvage: For restoration of parts to their original dimensions or to bring mis-machined parts into tolerance.