Nichem® MP 400


Ultra-bright mid phosphorus


electroless nickel process

Very high brightness

Produces very bright deposits
Gloss: 300 – 600 GU

Pb and Cd-free

Fulfills all requirements of ELV, RoHS and WEEE

Mid phosphorus

Deposit contains 7 – 9% P with an as deposited hardness of 550 – 650 HV0.1

  • Consistent high brightness throughout bath life
  • Pb and Cd-free (ELV and WEEE/RoHS compliant)
  • Wide operation window
  • Easy initiation at low surface area conditions
  • Stable at high surface area conditions
  • Excellent initiation on brass and copper
  • Highly suited to multiple substrates

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  • Meets the most demanding requirements of automotive, consumer electronics, white goods, furniture and connector industries worldwide

Nichem® MP 400

Ultra-bright mid phosphorus electroless nickel process

The Nichem® MP 400 is an ELV, RoHS and WEEE compliant electroless nickel process capable of forming the NiP deposits with very high gloss values ranging from 300 to 600 GU, all without the inclusion of hazardous cadmium and lead. Nichem® MP 400 meets the highest production quality demands and provides the flexibility needed to accommodate a wide range of surface areas and multiple substrates within one single process.

Nichem® MP 400 exhibits excellent bath stability and satisfactory corrosion protection. The process is formulated to tolerate low bath loading. Nichem® MP 400 displays a good self-initiation ability on copper and copper alloys. It also provides excellent adhesion on zincated aluminum alloys, making Nichem® MP 400 a versatile process for handling a wide variety of substrates. Extensive field tests with customers confirm that the process provides consistent gloss and uniform appearance throughout the bath life.

With Nichem® MP 400, Atotech has developed an environmentally-friendly process, which is formulated without the use of toxic heavy metals, EDTA and boric acid. The process offers nickel-phosphorus coatings with a 7 – 9% phosphorus content, resulting in an “as plated” hardness comparable to that of a plating process in the range 550 – 650 HV0.1.

What inspires us

Why we developed Nichem® MP 400

Your challenge

The demand for a very bright electroless nickel process, which is cadmium-free and meets the ELV, RoHS and WEEE regulations is high.

A new process should cover diverse applications, have a wide operating window and provide consistent brightness throughout the bath life.

Our solution

Nichem® MP 400 is a super-bright mid phosphorus plating process capable of producing high gloss values in the range of 300 – 600 GU.
The process is lead and cadmium-free and meets all environmentally friendly legislations (ELV, RoHS and WEEE).

It also provides the flexibility needed to accommodate a wide range of surface areas and multiple substrates. For example, it has outstanding initiation on copper and brass. It offers a long bath life (> 8.0 MTO).

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