Alkaline Zinc: Ensuring a Bright Solution without Sacrifice. 

Roger Sowinski, Vice President Technology

If I was asked to make a customer wish list, “get my alkaline zinc bath brighter,” would most definitely be near the top of that list. This request would be followed by the comment, “And…while you’re at it, make sure that my bath:
  • …does not sacrifice efficiency and throughput, and;
  • …continues to maintain consistent metal distribution over a range of current densities”
Making an alkaline zinc bath brighter seems straight forward enough.  Just add more brightener and you’re all set.  Right? If it were only that simple.  In reality, brightener additions are more often than not extremely problematic for platers.