Frost electroplating has major development success with a new reel to reel facility

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 1 August 2004

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(2004), "Frost electroplating has major development success with a new reel to reel facility", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 51 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/acmm.2004.12851dad.007

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Frost electroplating has major development success with a new reel to reel facility

Frost electroplating has major development success with a new reel to reel facility

Keywords: Frost electroplating, Electroplating, Reel to reel

Frost electroplating, specialist electroplaters to the automotive, electrical, electronic and general engineering industries based in Birmingham, announces a very successful investment in reel to reel plating. The company has invested over £750,000 in the development of two new plating lines which will enable them to supply high quality, competitively priced reel to reel work all over Europe (Plates 5 and 6).

Owing to ground breaking innovations by the Frost electroplating technical team, the new lines can handle double the previous coil weights and work at much faster speeds, up to five times faster typically. The lines use new generation chemistry which improves the plating rate and achieve much better precious metal control. Water loss is also kept to a minimum so that the lines are more environmentally friendly.

Plate 5 One of the new reel to reel lines

Plate 6 One of the new reel to reel lines

All these developments have lowered costs and greatly increased capacity for silver, tin, tin/lead and nickel plating at the firms site in heart of the jewellery quarter in Birmingham and have also enabled Frost Electroplating to re-introduce selective gold plating to its portfolio after a 10 year gap.

Managing Director Dr William Southall said “We are absolutely delighted with the innovations we have introduced on these new lines which put us firmly at the leading edge of electroplating technology and will enable us to offer many different finishes to manufacturers across Europe”. For further information on Frost Electroplating contact: Tel: +44 (0)121 236 4135; Web site: www.frost-electroplating.co.uk