Electroless Plating is the process of applying one or more layers of a metal to a substrate without the use of an external electrical charge. It is also sometimes called autocatalytic because the metal being applied is in solution and adheres itself to the substrate (plastic or ceramic included) without the use of an outside power source, (electric current, for example in electroplating). Due to the lack of electricity, electroless plating results in a completely uniform deposit, even on complex shapes, to improve wear and/or corrosion resistance, or to improve the solderability on selected materials. The electroless nickel process provides a unique combination of high quality, rapid throughput and turn-round with superb performance due to its unique characteristics primarily achieved due to its lack of need for an electric current. The process hasn’t been around as long as Electroplating but since being discovered in 1946 has become more popular each year. Note that electroless plating differs from immersion plating in that desired thicknesses can be achieved as opposed to immersion plating where coverage with only nominal thickness is achieved.

  • Mid Phos Electroless Nickel - 250HRS+ Corrosion protection at 1mil thickness
  • High Phos Electroless Nickel - 1500HRS+ Corrosion protection at 1mil thickness
  • Electroless Nickel PTFE Seal  “Slik-Seal” – 500HRS+ Corrosion protection at 1mil thickness
  • Electroless Nickel with PTFE – “Slik-Kote” - 1000HRS+ Corrosion protection at 1mil thickness
  • Electroless Nickel “MidNite Black EN” - 1000HRS+ Corrosion protection at 1mil thickness
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Wear resistance
  • Uniform coverage throughout part
  • Tight control of deposit thickness
  • No post machining needed
  • Valves
  • Pumps
  • Splines
  • Gears
  • Hydraulic Pistons
  • Molds
  • Cutting Knives
Elite MidNite Black EN

A highly uniform, corrosion resistant and durable black coating infused with the latest electroless nickel technology designed for the highest standard in military and aerospace applications.  MidNite Black EN uses autocatalytic nickel technology to achieve over 1000 hours of corrosion resistance against neutral salt fog and has been shown to withstand chemical agent decontamination protocols. MidNite Black EN  provides a gloss iridescent black or matte black finish with exceptional coverage on ferrous and non-ferrous substrates.


We have been working with OEM’s and machine shops for the past 18 years.

The three top issues that we hear from our customers are:

  • Frustration with poor quality
  • Frustration with customer-centered service and assistance.
  • Frustration with lack of communication when problems arise with your order

Elite Metal Finishing has helped companies such as ViaSat, Direct Aero Systems and Pentair Electronics address these problems.


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Dan Rose