Electroplating

Chemicals for electroplating – basic salts and intermediates for demanding electroplating applications

With the electroplating chemicals from TIB Chemicals, customers can rely on many years of experience and practice-oriented know-how: Starting with raw materials such as tin sulphate for traditional tin baths, we have been supplying our customers with high-quality metal compounds since the 1980s. In doing so, we are always reacting to new requirements, so that our portfolio is constantly expanding. This is expemlified by our metal methanesulphonates as well as our products for cyanide-free bath formulations or a fluorosurfactant-free chrome bath wetting agent. 

From standard products to new developments and contract manufacturing: Electroplating from TIB Chemicals

Our electroplating know-how in the form of highly developed bath formulations is used in all applications – from a chrome sheen on decorative surfaces and filigree contacts on printed circuit boards to wear-resistant tin coatings on engine pistons and façade components made of electrolytically coloured aluminium.Our customers can alsways rely on us having raw materials available worldwide in sufficient quantities at a consistently high quality, at the right time and in a suitable form. From metal salts as bath bases to organic intermediates for special additives – it is almost always worth taking a look at the product range of TIB Chemicals. What is more, we are constantly developing new problem solutions for our customers: wherever in the world a new electroplating bath is being developed – we are always amongst the first when it comes to securing the raw materials, some of which are completely new. This expressly includes exclusive contract manufacturing.

From automotive to tin surface: Electroplating in application

Electroplating chemicals from TIB Chemicals are primarily used by specialist companies and other formulation proprietors. They serve as raw materials for formulations of galvanic processes in order to deposit decorative as well as functional surface layers. In addition to metal salts and their solutions, our organic additives are also used for special bath properties. The portfolio includes metal chemicals, especially for tin, nickel, copper and Zinc. Thanks to careful raw material selection and reliable process control, these basic salts are characterised by high quality. In addition, we have been supplying companies in the automotive supply industry for decades, where our products are used for the chemical or electrolytic tin-plating of bearings and pistons. 

Indispensable for the electronics industry: Metal methanesulphonates

TIB Chemicals offers the world's broadest range of metal methanesulphonates. They are suitable for formulating electroplating baths, especially in the electronics sector – typically for depositing metal and alloy layers in printed circuit boards and connectors. Our customers’ focus on lead-free solders strongly promoted the development of such electrolytes years ago. TIB Chemicals has supported this path from the very beginning: even before the relevant directives came into effect, we ensured progress in this demanding bath chemistry segment with our basic salts. Thus, the product group of metal methane sulphonates fulfils the highest demands on purity and stability. 

Tade name Description Chem. formula CAS No.
Copper Salts

Copper(II) acetate monohydrate

Cu(OAc)2·H2O 6046-93-1

Cu(OAc)2·H2O 6046-93-1

Copper(II) acetate solution

Cu(OAc)2 6046-93-1

Cu(OAc)2 6046-93-1

Copper(II) chloride dihydrate

CuCl2·2 H2O 10125-13-0

CuCl2·2 H2O 10125-13-0

Copper(II) fluoroborate solution

Cu(BF4)2 207121-39-9

Cu(BF4)2 207121-39-9

Copper(II) nitrate hemipentahydrate

Cu(NO3)2·2.5 H2O 19004-19-4

Cu(NO3)2·2.5 H2O 19004-19-4

Copper(II) nitrate solution

Cu(NO3)2 3251-23-8

Cu(NO3)2 3251-23-8

Copper(II) oxide EPG

CuO 1317-38-0

Copper(II) oxide electroplating grade CuO 1317-38-0

Copper(II) sulphate solution EPG

CuSO4 7758-98-7

CuSO4 7758-98-7

Kupfer(II) pyrophosphate tetrahydrate

Cu2P2O7·4 H2O 15191-80-7

Cu2P2O7·4 H2O 15191-80-7
Nickel Salts

Nickel acetate tetrahydrate

Ni(OAc)2· 4 H2O 6018-89-9

Ni(OAc)2· 4 H2O 6018-89-9

Nickel carbonate dry

NiCO3·Ni(OH)2·xH2O 12607-70-4

NiCO3·Ni(OH)2·xH2O 12607-70-4

Nickel carbonate low dust

NiCO3·Ni(OH)2·xH2O 12607-70-4

NiCO3·Ni(OH)2·xH2O 12607-70-4

Nickel carbonate moist

NiCO3·Ni(OH)2·x H2O 12607-70-4

NiCO3·Ni(OH)2·x H2O 12607-70-4

Nickel carbonate pasty

NiCO3·Ni(OH)2·xH2O 12607-70-4

NiCO3·Ni(OH)2·xH2O 12607-70-4

Nickel carbonate powder

NiCO3·Ni(OH)2·xH2O 12607-70-4

NiCO3·Ni(OH)2·xH2O 12607-70-4

Nickel carbonate powder low dust

NiCO3·Ni(OH)2·xH2O 12607-70-4

NiCO3·Ni(OH)2·xH2O 12607-70-4

Nickel chloride hexahydrate

NiCl2·6 H2O 7791-20-0

NiCl2·6 H2O 7791-20-0

Nickel chloride solution

NiCl2 7718-54-9

NiCl2 7718-54-9

Nickel nitrate hexahydrate

Ni(NO3)2·6H2O 13478-00-7

Ni(NO3)2·6H2O 13478-00-7

Nickel nitrate solution

Ni(NO3)2 13138-45-9

Ni(NO3)2 13138-45-9

Nickel phosphate solution

Ni3(PO4)2 14448-18-1

Ni3(PO4)2 14448-18-1

Nickel sulfate heptahydrate

NiSO4·7 H2O 10101-98-1

NiSO4·7 H2O 10101-98-1

Nickel sulfate solution

NiSO4 7786-81-4

NiSO4 7786-81-4

Nickel sulphamate solution

Tin Salts

Potassium hexahydroxystannate

K2Sn(OH)6 12027-61-1

K2Sn(OH)6 12027-61-1

Potassium hexahydroxystannate solution

K2Sn(OH)6 12027-61-1

K2Sn(OH)6 12027-61-1

Sodium hexahydroxystannate

Na2Sn(OH)6 12209-98-2

Na2Sn(OH)6 12209-98-2

Sodium hexahydroxystannate solution

Na2Sn(OH)6 12209-98-2

Na2Sn(OH)6 12209-98-2

Tin(II) chloride anhydrous

SnCl2 7772-99-8

SnCl2 7772-99-8

Tin(II) chloride dihydrate

SnCl2·2 H2O 10025-69-1 |

SnCl2·2 H2O 10025-69-1 |

Tin(II) chloride solution

SnCl2 7772-99-8

SnCl2 7772-99-8

Tin(II) fluoroborate solution

Sn(BF4)2 7488-55-3

Sn(BF4)2 7488-55-3

Tin(II) oxide

SnO 21651-19-4

SnO 21651-19-4

Tin(II) pyrophosphate

Sn2P2O7 15578-26-4

Sn2P2O7 15578-26-4

Tin(II) sulphate crystalline EPG

SnSO4 7488-55-3

Tin(II) sulphate electroplating grade SnSO4 7488-55-3

Tin(II) sulphate solution

SnSO4 7488-55-3

SnSO4 7488-55-3
Piston Plating TIB Stanal

TIB Stanal CL

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For sulphuric acid pickling baths - -

TIB Stanal CP

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For nitric acid pickling baths - -

TIB Stanal DG

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For alkaline degreasing - -

TIB Stanal DG-B

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Demulsifier for alkaline degreasing - -

TIB Stanal TP

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For immersion tin plating on aluminium surfaces - -

TIB Stanal TS

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For the electroless immersion tin plating on aluminium surfaces - -
Zinc Salts

TIB Zinc chloride

ZnCl2 7646-85-7

Zinc chloride ZnCl2 7646-85-7

TIB Zinc Citrate

Zn3(C6H5O7)2 546-46-3

Zinc citrate powder Zn3(C6H5O7)2 546-46-3
Metal Methanesulphonates

Bismuth(III) methanesulphonate solution 210 g/l Bi

Bi(CH3SO3)3 82617-81-0

Bi(CH3SO3)3 82617-81-0

Chromium(III) methanesulphonate solution 100 g/l Cr

Cr(CH3SO3)3 55136-34-0

Cr(CH3SO3)3 55136-34-0

Cobalt(II) methanesulphonate solution 120 g/l Co

Co(CH3SO3)2 55136-37-3

Co(CH3SO3)2 55136-37-3

Copper(II) methanesulphonate solution 125 g/l Cu

Cu(CH3SO3)2 54253-62-2

Cu(CH3SO3)2 54253-62-2

Iron(II) methanesulphonate solution 120 g/l Fe

Fe(CH3SO3)2 56525-23-6

Fe(CH3SO3)2 56525-23-6

Lead(II) methanesulphonate solution 450 g/l Pb

Pb(CH3SO3)2 17570-76-2

Pb(CH3SO3)2 17570-76-2

Nickel(II) methanesulphonate solution 100 g/l Ni

Ni(CH3SO3)2 55136-38-4

Ni(CH3SO3)2 55136-38-4

Potassium methanesulphonate solution 200 g/l Ka

K(CH3SO3) 2386-56-3

K(CH3SO3) 2386-56-3

Silver(I)-methanesulphonate solution 275 g/l Ag

Ag(CH3SO3) 2386-52-9

Ag(CH3SO3) 2386-52-9

Sodium methanesulphonate solution 120 g/l Na

Na(CH3SO3) 2386-57-4

Na(CH3SO3) 2386-57-4

Tin(II) methanesulphonate solution 300 g/l Sn

Sn(CH3SO3)2 53408-94-9

Sn(CH3SO3)2 53408-94-9

wIndium(III) methanesulphonate solution 200 g/l In

In(CH3SO3)3 128008-30-0

In(CH3SO3)3 128008-30-0

Zinc methanesulphonate solution 120 g/l Zn

Zn(CH3SO3)2 33684-80-9

Zn(CH3SO3)2 33684-80-9
Trivalent Chromium Salts

Chromium(III) chloride solution 50 %

CrCl3 10025-73-7

CrCl3 10025-73-7

Chromium(III) hydrogenphosphate solution 20 %

Cr(H2PO4)3 59178-46-0

Cr(H2PO4)3 59178-46-0

Chromium(III) nitrate solution 74 %

Cr(NO3)3 13548-38-4

Cr(NO3)3 13548-38-4

Chromium(III) sulphate solution 50 %

Cr2(SO4)3 10101-53-8

Cr2(SO4)3 10101-53-8
Organic Intermediates

Sulfosuccinic acid 70%

C4H6O7S 5138-18-1

C4H6O7S 5138-18-1

TIB Clean A 300

Low temperature alkaline degreaser

TIB Lux BN 13

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For the formulation of brightener systems - -

TIB Lux NPS

Grain refiner

TIB Lux OV / OV 21

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Peroxide stabiliser for pickling and brightening - -

TIB SpeedPlate plus

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Grain refiner for immersion tin plating - -

TIB Stanno Plus

For the electrolytic colouring of aluminium surfaces

TIB Suract A25

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For avoiding pores during electroless nickel plating - -

TIB Suract A40

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For avoiding pores during electroless nickel plating - -

TIB Suract AC 101

For metal finishing applications

TIB Suract B30 P

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Weting agent for degreasing and rinse baths - -

TIB Suract B35

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Wetting agent for copper plating baths - -

TIB Suract B38 C

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Wetting agent for copper plating baths - -

TIB Suract CR-H

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Fluorine-free wetting agent for chrome plating baths - -

TIB Suract DRY

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Hydrophobing agent - -

TIB Suract E00 P

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De-foaming agent - -

TIB Suract ETG

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Complexing agent for precious metals - -

TIB Suract L 101

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Emulsifier for alkaline degreasing - -

TIB Suract N19

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For solubilising benzalacetone - -

TIB Suract TPB / TPB 10

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Grain refiner for tin plating baths - -

TIB Suract Trigonellin 20

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Brightener for alkaline zinc and zinc/nickel baths - -
Rack Coating

PROTEFAN® dip coating 4000

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Galvanic frame coating/PVC dip plastisol - -

PROTEFAN® dip coating 4013 HS

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Galvanic frame coating/PVC dip plastisol - -

PROTEFAN® dip coating 4015

Galvanic frame coating/PVC dip plastisol

PROTEFAN® dip coating 4110

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Galvanic frame coating/PVC dip plastisol - -

PROTEFAN® dip coating 4125

Galvanic frame coating/PVC dip plastisol
Baking varnisch

PROTEFAN Stoving varnish

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Emballage inner coating - -
Sealent coatings

PRODORAL® Sealing R6-1

Thread sealing for gas inner pipes
Heating circulation sealents

PRODORAL® Sealing H

Sealant / Sealing of heating installations
Sulphur Chemicals

Sodium thiosulphate anhydrous

Na2S2O3 7772-98-7

Na2S2O3 7772-98-7

Sodium thiosulphate crystals

Na2S2O3*5H2O 10102-17-7

Na2S2O3*5H2O 10102-17-7
Others

Fluoroboric acid 50 %

HBF4 16872-11-0

HBF4 16872-11-0

Hydroxyethanesulphonic acid 70 %

C2H5O3S 107-36-8

C2H5O3S 107-36-8

Lead fluoroborate solution

Pb(BF4)2 13814-96-5

Pb(BF4)2 13814-96-5

Methanedisulphonic acid 50 %

CH2(SO3H)2 503-40-2

CH2(SO3H)2 503-40-2

Methanesulphonic acid 70 %

CH3SO3H 75-75-2

CH3SO3H 75-75-2

Potassium methanedisulphonate

K2(CH2SO6) 6291-65-2

Catalyst for chromic acid electrolytes K2(CH2SO6) 6291-65-2

TIB SpeedPlate

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For the electroless immersion tin plating on copper and brass surfaces - -

TIB Stannocolor

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For the electrolytic colouring of aluminum surfaces (ELOXAL) - -

TIB Zinc Chloride TG1

ZnCl2 7646-85-7

Zinc chloride solution 38-40 % standard ZnCl2 7646-85-7

TIB Zinc Chloride TG3.50

ZnCl2 7646-85-7

Zinc chloride solution 50 % ZnCl2 7646-85-7

TIB Zinc Chloride TG3.60

ZnCl2 7646-85-7

Zinc chloride solution 65 % ZnCl2 7646-85-7

TIB Zinc Chloride TG3.65

ZnCl2 7646-85-7

Zinc chloride solution 65 % ZnCl2 7646-85-7

TIB Zinc Chloride TG4.1

ZnCl2 7646-85-7

Zinc chloride solution 40 % high quality ZnCl2 7646-85-7

TIB Zinc Chloride TG4.2

ZnCl2 7646-85-7

Zinc chloride solution 40 % highest quality ZnCl2 7646-85-7

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in the range Electroplating

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  • Copper Salts 9
  • Nickel Salts 15
  • Tin Salts 12
  • Piston Plating TIB Stanal 6
  • Zinc Salts 2
  • Metal Methanesulphonates 13
  • Trivalent Chromium Salts 4
  • Organic Intermediates 21
  • Rack Coating 5
  • Baking varnisch 1
  • Sealent coatings 1
  • Heating circulation sealents 1
  • Sulphur Chemicals 2
  • Others 14