American Chemical offers many different Activators for all metal types. Our most popular products are our Zincate processes because we offer both Cyanide and Cyanide-Free versions. Another popular product for us is our hydrofluoric acid replacement to enhance nitric acid for an effective acid etch.
We have anti-tarnishes for a variety of metals including silver, copper, nickel, and aluminum
American Chemical supports the Chem-Milling industry with both the chemicals and the controllers for all the processes in a Chem-Milling shop. We have numerous controllers in the field that have been active for over 10 years!
We categorize chrome plating into 2 main categories…Decorative Chrome and Industrial/Hard Chrome. For the Industrial/Hard Chrome platers we have catalysts, mist suppressants, Liquid Chromic Acid, and neutralizing salts. For the decorative platers we have a Trivalent and Hexavalant process along with a Black Chrome process.
American Chemical has over 38 proprietary formulations of cleaners. Everything from a standard Soak Cleaner to specialty Cleaners like our non-silcated and non-cyanide Cleaner. We also do custom formulations for those non-standard applications.
Copper plating is prevalent in many different industries from the electronics industry, to the decorative industry, to the Roto-Gravure industry. American Chemical has supporting processes/products for all the copper plating industries.
Metal stripping can be a very difficult process. With some metals like Ni it can be very challenging to find the right balance of stripping strength with the right amount of inhibiting factors so that the substrate does not get damaged. American Chemical has many different formulas that are designed for very specific operations.
American Chemical and Equipment has a large veriety of Electroless Nickels and Electrolytic Nickels. One of our best selling products is our Ni-Star MP CAF. It is our mid-phos, RoHS compliant, cadmium, and ammonia-free electroless nickel plating processes