For the automotive industry, electroless nickel plating is a distinguishing plating due to its anti-corrosive feature and layer uniformity.

The main advantages for this sector are:


The close size tolerance for parts is one of this sector´s demands. For this, electroless nickel plating´s uniformity helps the machinists, who only has to keep layer increases in mind, without worrying about dispersion.



Anti corrosive power:

The large series handled in this sector usually have oxidation problems during transport and storage. In this sense, nickel plating would help provide the necessary protection for them to arrive at assembly in optimal conditions.

When demands are greater, high-phosphorus nickel plating is ideal in handling highly corrosive environments.

[Corrossion resistance Table]

Coating Ni P 2-4 % Ni P 5-7% Ni P 10-12% NiPTFE Hard chrome Electro-planting nickel
N.S.S. hours 48h. 100h. 1000h. 240h. 24h. >24h.

Nickel Teflon. Wear

The new generations of motors and the inherent high technology in the new range of vehicles have made Nickel teflon an industry favorite, due to its low slip rate. So in parts performing continuous wear cycles this is the ideal coating.

[Comparative Wear Table]


Coating rubbing against steel axle Wear velocity (m3/Nm) Coefficient of friction
Nickel tefon / steel 3×10-15-15 0.10-0.07
Electroless nickel / steel 3.4×10-13-13 0.38-0.21
Hard Chrome /steel 6.9×10-14 0.21-0.15
Steel/ steel 5.5×10-12 0.48-0.30

Niquel químico para la industria de la automoción por su uniformidad y poder anticorrosivo

Food/Medical surgical
Large size parts
Matrix and molds