Nickel (Ni) is a light silver colored metal, which still counts among the most important galvanically deposited metals. Nickel coatings found very different usage in practice. Reason for such different usage were Nickel characteristics, which allowing to get coatings with iron characteristic in black, matt, semi-shine and mirror shine color. Nickel coatings are used as a decorative and as a good protection from corrosion.
Color: light silver
Versions: shine, matt, velour, antique
Physical characteristics: relatively high hardness, good elasticity, good chemical resistance (exception: ammonia)
Endurance: significant corrosion resistance
Application: optical industry, automotive industry, fixtures, radio-television technologie, weapon technology
Technical application: Nickel is frequently used in the layer combination copper-nickel-chrome.