Electroless nickel

Electroless nickel is a chemical coating made of a nickel-phosphorous alloy. It is primarily applied to metal materials for the purpose of resistance against wear and corrosion.

The layers we produce are non-magnetic, easy to solder and achieve a hardness level of 500 – 550 HV, which can be increased to 1,000 HV using optional subsequent heat treatment. The wear, abrasion and corrosion properties are excellent.

Electroless nickel plating is used in many applications; often for complex workpieces with dimensional accuracy.


  • Very high level of corrosion protection
  • High degree of hardness
  • Even and precise coating distribution
  • Dimensionally stable coating +/- 2μm
  • Very high chemical resistance
  • High abrasion and wear resistance
  • Solderability
  • Produces non-magnetic layers
  • Lead and cadmium-free layer structure, RoHS-conform


Post-treatment such as passivation or an additional thermal procedure, can change or strengthen the properties of a coating. Our experts are happy to offer you advice for your project – contact us to find the optimal surface treatment for your workpiece.

Electroless nickel

Corrosion protection
Dimensional tolerance
Degree of hardness
Chemical resistance
Wear resistance
Contour accuracy
Thermal conductivity
Electrical conductivity
Suitability for use with foodstuff