TARGET AB42 has been developed to replace most of the conventional liquid acids used prior to electroplating operations (hydrochloric, sulphuric, hydrofluoric etc).
TARGET AB42 is highly effective in producing cleaner, smut-free surfaces on a wide variety of base metals. Consequently, the subsequent electroplated deposit is brighter, and has improved adhesion.
TARGET AB42 is ideal for use on steel, copper, brass, zinc base diecasting and aluminium. It may also be used for rapid, non-electrolytic chromium stripping operations.
Whilst the initial material cost of TARGET AB42 may be higher than liquid acids, its balanced formulation provides constant performance over much longer working periods, enabling worthwhile cost savings to be made.
TARGET AB42 also has greater tolerance to oil contamination. Hazards associated with handling concentrated liquid acids are eliminated by using TARGET AB42. As no acid fumes are given off, special extraction systems are not required.