Palladure 150 is an ammoniacal electrolyte producing pure bright, ultra-white palladium deposits
which can be used to replace rhodium in decorative applications. Palladure 150 deposits are
crack-free up to 0.5 micron and are typically used on bright copper, nickel or silver substrates. The
low porosity deposits offer excellent protection against corrosion.
Palladure 270 is a decorative palladium process capable of producing fully bright, white deposits
from a mildly alkaline electrolyte up to thicknesses exceeding 5 microns. Deposits are levelled and
crack-free. The Palladure 270 is ideal for use as a final finish or as a replacement for nickel as
diffusion barrier undercoat.
Palladure Strike is an acidic pure palladium strike process designed for use prior to palladium or
palladium-nickel plating. The use of Palladure Strike is recommended for nickel and other easily
passivated substrates to ensure maximum adhesion of the subsequent palladium deposit. Note
that a water rinse after the Palladure Strike is essential prior to subsequent processing.
The PALLAMET™ 500 palladium nickel electroplating process produces bright, ductile palladium-nickel deposits in a plating bath with nearly neutral pH for an environmentally friendly and stable plating operation.
Pallamet 600 process is a new generation of Rohm and Haas chloride-free, high speed
Palladium-Nickel electroplating process. The reduced ammonia concentration combined with
additional ligands incorporated into this new plating solution ensures a stable, environmentally
friendly electrolyte and an easy to operate process. Despite the low ammonia content, Pallamet
600 retains all the advantages of the conventional ammonia-based process.
The bright Palladium-Nickel deposits of approximately 80 % Pd / 20 % Ni produced from the
Pallamet 600 process exhibit low internal stress, excellent ductility and good adhesion to nickel
and nickel alloy undercoats. Low porosity and excellent corrosion and wear resistance make the
deposits suitable for various electronic applications, when used with a thin flash gold topcoat.
The Pallamet 600 process allows the operation at the higher temperature and provides a
constant performance over a wide range of current density. The process can be used for reel-toreel
applications with differing cell designs of selective plating (e.g. control depth, brush plating,
jet plating, spot plating, and etc.).
Decronal Black 44 produces noble ruthenium deposits with a rich anthracite tone. The deposit is
very hard and abrasion resistant. A deposit thickness of 0.1 - 2 microns can be achieved, which
together with an under-coating of palladium/nickel, is highly corrosion resistant.
For lower deposit thicknesses of 0.1 – 1.0 micron, it is possible to operate the process at
significantly lower metal concentration to achieve maximum economy.