Pre-treatment is an important step in electroplating. Oils and greases are used in the manufacture of components to facilitate the processing of the workpieces and to temporarily protect the metal surface from corrosion. Prior to electroplating, oils and greases must be removed from the parts, as residues can lead to defective coatings. A thorough pre-treatment is an important prerequisite for high-quality coatings. Depending on the process sequence, the pre-treatment can also include several process steps. For this application, Schlötter offers a range of soak degreasers as well as electrolytic degreasers for a variety of base materials such as steel, copper, brass as well as pre-treatments for aluminum and zinc die-casting.
Functional and ecorative coatings (GMF), PCB manufacturing, electronics and cathodic corrosion resistance coatings (CRC)
Acid process for the removal of rust, scale and oxide layers from oiled and greased surfaces.
Acid process with strong degreasing effect and only moderate etching of the base material.
Prevents etching of base material in hydrochloric or sulphuric acid based pickling solutions.
Acid process for the removal or loosening of scale, oil carbon, pigments and other stubborn residues.
Acidic copper activator free of complexing agents for the removal of copper-tin diffusion layers left on copper surfaces after stripping tin or tin lead.
Cyanide Pickle for pre-treatment of aluminium to allow electroplating.
Pickle additive for long-running pickles with sodium hydroxide content
Copper activation acidic and free from complexing agents applied for the removal of Cu oxide layers in the PCB technology.
Produces a zinc layer on aluminium and its alloys which allows for direct plating.
Pickle degreaser with activating components for stubborn pickling problems.
Weak acidic, fluoride-free activation for Cu alloys which contain small quantities of silicon and Ni.
SLOTOCLEAN BEF 1790 removes undesirable surface layers as well as contamination like rust, scale and oxide layers. Especially suitable for high-tensile steel. Very high inhibition value. SLOTOCLEAN BEF 1790 reduces the drag-out of hydrogen peroxide into the base material. Very low pickling attack, low hydrogen embrittlement.
Cyanidic pickle for pre-tratment of aluminium before electro- or electroless plating.
SLOTOSTRIP VA 1390 is intended for the chemical stripping of Sn, Cu, bright- and semi bright Ni from racks made of stainless steel.
Micro ETCH SLOTETCH 584 has been specifically designed for the pretreatment of printes circuit boards (PCB), integrated lead frames (IC Frames), copper and alloy 42 (Ni/Fe) material. Micro Etch 584 is equally suited for use in throughhole plating and all stages of pattern plating in the PCB manufacturing.
Acid aluminium pickle. Especially suitable for aluminium alloys.
Universal electrolytic cleaner for anodic and cathodic mode of operation.
Universal cleaner for steel and non-ferrous metals in rack, barrel or reel-to-reel installations.
Highly effective immersion degreaser for the removal of oil, grease or drawing compounds from steel.
Mild alkaline cleaner for immersion or spray cleaning of aluminium, aluminium alloys and zinc die-casts.
Primarily used for cleaning of printed circuit boards prior to activation.
Weak alkaline immersion or spray cleaner for aluminium, aluminium alloys and zinc die cast.
Cleaner for PCBs combined with sulfuric acid for the use before activating.
Strong alkaline process not only suitable for electrolytic degreasing but also for immersion degreasing of steel.
Weak alkaline immersion degreaser for the removal of processing oils and drawing compounds from aluminium, copper, brass and nickel silver.
Degreaser with silicate content for electrolytic cleaning of steel.
Universal cleaning process for electrolytic degreasing respectively activation of non-ferrous metals, zinc die-cast and steel.
Strong alkaline process for immersion degreasing of steel.
Strong alkaline process for immersion degreasing of steel in rack and barrel application. Especially suitable for the removal of processing oils.
Universal cleaning process for electrolytic degreasing of steel, non-ferrous metals and zinc die-cast.
Ideally suited for neutralisation following alkaline pre-treatment and for activation of steel, non-ferrous metals, zinc die-casts and aluminium.
Alkaline process for immersion degreasing of steel, copper and copper alloys.
Strong alkaline process used for electrolytic degreasing as well as immersion degreasing of steel.
Weak alkaline process for cleaning of non-ferrous metals, steel and aluminium. Make-up is performed with two liquid concentrates.
Universal cleaning process for electrolytic degreasing of steel and non-ferrous metals, as well as for immersion degreasing of steel.
Universal, alkaline, cyanide-free cleaning process. Electrolytical and immersion cleaning for non-ferrous and zinc die-cast.
Weak alkaline immersion degreaser for steel, non-ferrous metals and aluminium.
Process used for electrolytic degreasing of steel, non-ferrous metals and zinc die-casts, as well as for immersion degreasing of steel.
Alkaline potassium-based immersion degreaser used for steel, copper and copper alloys.
Suitable for electrolytic degreasing of non-ferrous metals and zinc die-cast, as well as for immersion degreasing of zinc die-cast.
Strong alkaline cleaner for immersion and electrolytic degreasing of steel surfaces. Depending on the given task, two different concentrates are available.
Aquaeous, weakly alkaline and moderately foaming cleaning system on biological basis, used for the removal of oil, grease, etc. at low bath temperatures.
Mild alkaline cleaner for alkali-sensitive metals such as zinc die-casting, sendzimir zinc-plated surfaces and aluminium.
Weak alkaline process for cleaning of brass and copper.
Complexing process for degreasing of steel, anodic or with periodic pole reverse (anodic-cathodic).
Universal cleaning process for electrolytic degreasing of steel and non-ferrous metals and is suitable for lead bronzes as well.
Strong alkaline immersion degreaser for steel, copper and copper alloys.
Strong alkaline cleaner for spray, hot-soak, immersion and electrolytic degreasing of steel and enamel surfaces. Make up is performed with liquid concentrates.
Strong alkaline cleaner for immersion- and electrolytic degreasing of steel surfaces. NaOH must be provided by the user.
Additives for alkaline degreasers to enhance cleaning.
Cleaner SLOTOSIL SC 1830 is used for the cleaning of tarnished silver surfaces. It removes disturbing discolorations of the surface which are eg. caused during the rinsing processes or by storage. Discolorations caused by deposition normally cannot be removed.
Stripper SLOTOSIT AG 2040 is an alkaline cyanide-free process for the electrolytic stripping of silver layers from copper and copper alloys without attacking the base material significantly.