Process additives

Process additives - Organic additives and intermediates for better performance in customer processes

Besides inorganic products, the TIB Chemicals product range includes a number of organic intermediates. They are mainly used by our customers in the galvanising/electroplating industry as additives for their own formulations. In addition, we offer ready-to-use solutions based on our own formulations for special applications – especially in hot-dip galvanising. Here, we complement our product range with service and advice on bath maintenance and analytics.

As a leading supplier of high-performance process additives, we continuously improve the performance of our products in order to stay one step ahead as a global technology leader. High flexibility and close relationships with our customers combined with comprehensive development expertise enable us to leverage the full potential in toxicology and sustainability. A global listing of TIB process additives paves the way for us to reach international business partners, whom we can support at any time with technical application issues.

Organic process additives as electroplating chemicals

Our range of organic process additives for electroplating applications includes both intermediates and mixtures. Organic intermediates – but especially surfactants – are important raw materials for the formulation of electroplating baths. They act as grain refiners, brighteners or as solubilisers for other bath components. Our ready-to-use formulations contain fine-tuned components for specific applications in electroplating, e.g. for the pre-treatment and post-processing of coated components. In the special case of electroless tin plating, we offer application-ready processes for the plating of aluminium and copper components with TIB Stanal and TIB SpeedPlate.

TIB Suract DRY – fast and energy-saving drying

The TIB Suract DRY formulation from TIB Chemicals ensures energy savings during drying processes. Major advantage: the product works at room temperature and works on all types of metal surfaces. TIB Suract DRY was originally developed for the fast and uncomplicated drying of freshly tinned printed circuit board tracks. The aim was to avoid corrosion phenomena without affecting the soldering properties of the tin surface. The hydrophobic film that forms at room temperature allows the component surface to dry quickly even with unfavourable geometry and provides temporary protection against corrosion during subsequent storage. If the film needs to be removed for further processing of the component, no additional chemicals are required: A short rinse with hot water is sufficient.  

TIB Suract CR-H – the fluorosurfactant-free alternative for chrome baths

Fluorosurfactants are extremely stable wetting agents for demanding chemical environments, such as chromic acid-based chrome plating baths. However, the stability of fluorosurfactants also accounts for their high persistence and bioaccumulability, which is why they are to be replaced in most applications. With TIB Suract CR-H, TIB Chemicals offers a fluorosurfactant-free alternative for bright, black and even hard chrome baths. The advantages are obvious: the patented active ingredient is completely biodegradable. At the same time, its effectiveness in chromic acid baths is guaranteed. The prerequisite is the constant addition of a highly diluted solution of the additive during the coating process.

Tade name Description Chem. formula CAS No.
For Hot-Dip Galvanizing

TIB Additive F Dry

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Drying improvement for Flux - -

TIB Additive F Ferraxal

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Flux additive for iron precipitation - -

TIB Additive F Neutraliser

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Flux additive for pH correction - -

TIB Additive F Wet

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Wetting additive for flux beams - -

TIB Additive H Foamkill

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Foam reduction in pickling baths - -

TIB Additive H Fumekill

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Reduces outgassing from pickling baths - -

TIB Clean A 101

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High-temperature alkaline degreasing - -

TIB Clean A 101-SC

Cleaning booster for alkaline degreaser

TIB Clean A 300

Low temperature alkaline degreaser

TIB Clean H 400

Acid degreasing

TIB Clean H 500

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Acid degreasing - mixed acid base - -

TIB Clean H 501

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Acid degreasing - replenishment agent for H 500 - -

TIB Clean H 600

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Acid degreasing - HCl base - -

TIB Clean H AD01

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Pickling degreasing - -

TIB Finish CH03

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Chromium(III) - based passivating agent - -

TIB Finish CH06

Chromium(VI) - based passivating agent

TIB Finish Polycoat

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Organic passivating agent - -

TIB inhibitor Premium

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Pickling inhibitor - non-foaming - -

TIB Inhibitor Standard

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Pickling inhibitor - foaming - -
For Metal Finishing

TIB Lux BN 13

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For the formulation of brightener systems - -


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 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 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 - -

SnF2 7783-47-3

Stannous fluoride solution 30-31% SnF2 7783-47-3


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Glass coating formulation - -



2-Ethylhexyl phophate 1070-03-7



Bleaching earth 84776-18-1

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