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Golpanol® BEO is very effective as a top brightener in nickel electroplating baths at a concentration of 20 – 50 mg/l.
Golpanol® BEO is used in the formulation of brightener additives employed in the electroplating industry and is very effective as top brightener in nickel baths. Water content: <0.5% pH (ISO 976, 10%, 23°C): 6-8 Refractive Index: 1.4835-1.4865 Density: 1.138-1.148 g/cm3 Iodine Colour: <40 Brightener additives for electroplating, metalworking & corrosion inhibitors
Golpanol® BMP is used to formulate brightener additives employed in the electroplating industry. It is used as a top brightener in nickel electroplating baths at a concentration of 50 –150 mg/l.
Water content: 0.5 % pH (ISO 976, 10 %, 23 °C): 7.5 –10.5 Refractive index 1.477 –1.487 Iodine Colour: < 100 Density: 1.090 g/cm3 Ideal corrosion inhibitor for metals in acidic media No harmful side-effects on health Brightener additives for electroplating, metalworking & corrosion inhibitors
Golpanol® BOZ is used as a high-performance top brightener in nickel electroplating baths at a concentration of 100 – 200 mg/l.
Golpanol® BOZ Crystals are used in formulating brightener additives for the electroplating industry. These crystals are soluble in many organic solvents and can provide a very high gloss in formulations. Concentration: >98% Bulk Density: 0.4– 0.6 g/ml Melting Point: 54–56 °C Brightener additives for electroplating, metalworking & corrosion inhibitors
Golpanol® DEP is a top brightener commonly used in nickel electroplating baths at a concentration of 1 –10 mg/l.
Golpanol® DEP is used to formulate brightener additives employed in the electroplating industry. It is sparingly soluble in water but readily soluble in acids. Concentration: >97.5% Refractive Index: 1.420-1.440 Density: 0.75-0.85 g/cm3 pH: 9-11
Golpanol® HD is used as a top brightener in bright and semi-bright nickel electroplating baths at a concentration of 100 – 300 mg/l.
Golpanol® HD is used to formulate brightener additives employed in the electroplating industry and as an inhibitor for anodizing aluminium. Concentration: 78-82% Iodine Color: <15 Density: 1.01-1.03 g/cm3 pH: 3.5-6.5
Golpanol® PA is used as a top brightener in nickel electroplating baths at a concentration of 10-20 mg/l. Highly recommended for formulations requiring a good leveling and high brightness.
Golpanol® PA is mainly used to formulate brightener additives employed in the electroplating industry and as a corrosion inhibitor for ferrous metals. Concentration: 99.3% Density: 0.938-0.958 g/cm3
Golpanol® PAP is used as a top brightener in nickel electroplating baths at a concentration of 10-30 mg/l.
Golpanol® PAP performs well in combination with other top brightenersand basic brighteners. It has the advantage over Golpanol PME and Golpanol PA that its concentration is less critical, and the bath is moreable to accommodate fluctuations in concentration above and below the optimum. Concentration: 65-69% Water Content: 31-35% pH: 5-9 Refractive Index: 1.410-1.416 Density: 1.00-1.02 g/cm3
Golpanol PME is used to formulate brightener additives and is used as a top brightener in nickel electroplating baths at a concentration of 10 – 30 mg/l.
Golpanol® PME is less volatile than Golpanol®PA and has a lower vapor pressure, as well as a concentration that is easier to maintain in the electroplating baths. Ware Content: 0.5% pH: 4.0-7.5 Refractive Index: 1.449-1.453 APHA color: 50 Density: 1.02-1.04 g/cm3
Golpanol® PS is used as a top brightener and leveling agent for electroplated nickel at concentrations of 5 –150 mg/l.
Concentration: 19.5-20.5% Density: 1.15-1.25 g/cm3 pH: 2.0-2.5 Iodine Color: <10
Golpanol® VS is used as a basic brightener and leveling agent for electroplated nickel at concentrations of 2 – 4 g/l.
Concentration: 25-26% Iodine Color: <5 Density: 1.18-1.22 g/cm3 pH: 8-10
Lugalvan® BNO 12 is a nonionic surfactant for use in the electroplating industry and the chemical and allied industries.
Lugalvan® BNO 12 is particularly effective as an auxiliary brightener in acid zinc electrolytes for increasing the throwing power and improving ductility. It can also be used to solubilize top brighteners such as Lugalvan TC-BAR, etc. It needs to be employed at a concentration of 2 – 6 g/l. Concentration: 98-100% Water Content: 0.5% Density: 1.13-1.15 g/cm3 Viscosity: 120-150 mm2/s Cloud Point: 69-72 °C pH: 6-8
Lugalvan® BNO 24 is a nonionic surfactant for use in the electroplating industry and the chemical and allied industries with a lower concentration of 74-76% compared to the BNO 12.
Lugalvan® BNO 24 is particularly effective as an auxiliary brightener in acid zinc electrolytes for increasing the throwing power and improving ductility. It can also be used to substantially increase the cloud point of zinc plating baths. It needs to be employed at a concentration of 2 – 6 g/l. Concentration: 74-76% Water Content: 24-26% Density: 1.11-1.14 g/cm3 Viscosity: 155*205 mm2/s Cloud Point: 80-84 °C pH: 6-8
Lugalvan® DC is an aqueous emulsion of an ethylene copolymer that is commonly applied to metal surfaces to improve resistance to corrosion and to improve aesthetic appearance.
The usage of Lugalvan® DC forms films which adhere well to metal. It is especially effective on chromated, zinc-plated parts and it also reduces the tendency of chromium(VI) ions to be leached out. It can be used to prevent nickel and other metals from tarnishing, and it can be applied as a decorative coating to non-ferrous metals. Physical Form: Aqueous, opalescent emulsion Concentration: 20 – 22 % Viscosity: 25 –170 at 23°C Density 0.98 –1.00 g/cm3 pH: 8.5 – 9.
Lugalvan® FDC is a metal surface treatment that is free of emulsifiers and acts as a transparent passivating film or an adhesion promoter which allows for simplified processes and substantial cost savings.
Lugalvan® FDC is often used by metal finishers as a copolymer to reduce their manufacturing costs because the aluminum does not have to be degreased prior to product application. Colour: White - Yellow pH: 8.5 - 9.5 Freezing point: 0°C Boiling point: 100°C Flash point: >100°C Autoignition: >200 °C Density: 0.98 - 1 g/cm3
Lugalvan® G 35 is used to formulate brightener additives employed in the electroplating industry, especially as a polymeric basic brightener in zinc electrolytes.
Lugalvan® G 35 can be used as a protective colloid in the chemical and allied industries. It is typically employed at a concentration of 0.5 – 5 g/l. Concentration: 48–52% Refractive index: 1.450 Viscosity: 80 – 130 s pH: 10 – 12 Density: 1.08 g/cm3
Lugalvan® HS 1000 is used to formulate brightener additives and it is known for its stellar performance in combination with nonionic and anionic surfactants
Lugalvan® HS 1000 prevents charring at high current densities and is great at improving the ductility of the plated metal at high current densities. This metal surface treatment also helps improve the brightness of the plated metal over the whole range of current densities Water Content: 1% Iodine Colour: 12 Density: 1.11 –1.13 g/cm3 Viscosity: 100 –160 mPa · s pH: 6.0 – 7.5 Setting Point: 24 – 30 °
Lugalvan® IMZ is a water and alcohol soluble top brightener for zinc electroplating with a high concentration of >99.5%
Physical Form: Colorless or Pale Yellow Flakes Concentration: >99.5% Bulk Density: 0.5–0.7 g/cm 3 pH: 9–11
Lugalvan® IZE has been developed for use in the formulation of brightener additives for the electroplating industry. It acts as a basic brightener in alkalin zinc and zinc-alloy plating, especially in cyanide-free baths.
Lugalvan® IZE is usually used in combination with top brighteners. It is normally employed at a concentration of 1-10 g/l. It has also been shown to perform particularly well in combination with Lugalvan BPC 48, and also with Lugalvan G. Physical Form: Clear, Yellow Concentration: 42-48% Water Content: 52-58% pH: 8 – 10 Viscosity: 10–40 Lugalvan IZE gives high throwing power and ensures that the plated metal is evenly distributed. It gives high brightness, particularly at low current densities and it inhibits blistering. Zinc-plated components plated with the aid of Lugalvan IZE are typically easier to chromate.
Lugalvan® NES is a metal surface treatment with a 39-41% concentration and is highly compatible with all conventional surfactants.
Lugalvan® NES is used to formulate brightener additives and is great at emulsifying oils and fats while increasing the bath's cloud point. Physical Form: Clear, yellowish or brownish liquid Concentration: 39-41% Water Content: 58-61% Salt Content: 0.1 –1% pH: 11 –13 Density: 1.14 –1.18 g/cm 3
Lugalvan® P is an additive that is very soluble in saline media. The product is impervious to water hardness and protects metals against corrosion in acidic, neutral and alkaline media.
Lugalvan® P is an easy-to-formulate corrosion inhibitor used in galvanoplating, descaling boilers, preventing deposits and inhibiting corrosion in crude oil production. Color: Colourless to Yellow pH value: 7.5-9 Boiling Point: 105 °C Flash Point: 100 °C Flammability: Not Flammable Vapour Pressure: 23.4 mbar
Lutron® HF 1 is a highly miscible polyglycol ether that is commonly used as a basic brightener, flux and heat-transfer fluid for the plastic and soldering industries.
Lutron® HF 1 is a modified polyglycol ether. It is used in plastics processing and in the production of printed circuit boards. Possesses high flash point and it is stable at high temperatures. Lutron® HF 1 is basic brightener for acid zinc and copper. Physical Form: Clear, Colorless or Yellowish liquid Water Content: <0.5 % Density: 1.13–1.17 g/cm3 Viscosity: 220–280 mm2/s Flash Point: >290 °C Pour Point: <39 °C Ignition Temperature: 390°C
Lutron® HF 8 is used in the production of printed circuit boards to formulate fluxes used in hot-dip tin coating processes employing hot-air levelling.
Lutron® HF 8 has a very high flash point and it is very stable at high temperatures. Fluxes based on Lutron HF 8 have an excellent wetting effect on printed circuit boards and any residue after processing are very easy to wash off. Physical Form: Clear, Yellowish Liquid Water Content: <0.5% Density: 1.08 –1.12 g/cm3 Setting Point: –15 °C Flash Point: >280 °C Viscosity: 400 – 450 mm2/s
Lutron® KS 1 is a highly miscible polyglycol ether that is commonly used as a basic brightener for zinc, flux and heat-transfer fluid for the plastic and soldering industries.
Lutron® KS 1 is miscible with water in all proportions. It is nonionic, and is therefore not affected by water hardness. This product is also an effective, low-viscosity alternative to Lutron® HF 3. Physical Form: Clear, Colorless or Yellowish Liquid Water Content: <0.5 % Density: 1.13 –1.17 g/cm 3 Viscosity: 460 – 560 mm 2/s Flash Point: >300°C Pour Point: –17 °C Ignition Temperature: 415 °C
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Lutron® Q 75 is used in the electronics and electroplating industries as a complexing agent in electroless copper plating baths at a concentration of 10 – 30 g/l. It is mainly used in the production of printed circuit boards and...
The complexing power of Lutron® Q 75 for copper is similar to that of EDTA in the alkaline pH range (pH 12). It can be applied alone or in combination with neutralized Trilon® BS. Color: Colorless to Yellowish pH: value: 10-11 Pour Point: -24 °C Onset Boiling: 100 °C Vapor Pressure: 23.4 mbar Density: 1.05g/cm3
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