Hale Performance Coatings now has a fully stocked and staffed in-house metal finishing laboratory. Our laboratory’s state-of-the-art technology allows for higher quality services and shorter turnaround time. No outsourcing of required analytical work is necessary, so everything is handled under one roof.
In addition to offering our traditional nickel processes, we now offer Electroless Nickel and Teflon Electroless Nickel finishing. Two extremely effective methods of treating both ferrous and non-ferreous metals while meeting exacting specifications.
In addition to providing an excellent protective finish and wear resistance, Electroless Nickel is valued for:
- Magnetic response
- Adhesion enhancement.
And both Electroless-Nickel and Electroless-Nickel with Teflon are used in electronic, automotive, aerospace, petrochemical and manufacturing machinery.
The benefits of Electroless Nickel with Teflon include: view Teflon Properties document
Teflon-nickel also produces a glazed, anti-stick surface that is ideal for injection molding and food-processing machinery.
The Hale Process
We offer a highly stable Electroless nickel solution that is 5% to 7% phosphorus. This ultra bright, low-medium phorsporus solution coats a variety of substrates and combines high hardness and wear resistance with moderate corrosion resistance.
Electroless Nickel consists of Teflon particles that are dispersed in an Electroless Nickel matrix, and is one of the most lubricious materials available to you. Because the Hale Process combines polymers with electroless nickel, Teflon’s naturally weak, poor wear resistance is virtually non-existant. The result: Teflon-nickel is hard, wear resistant, ductile and has excellent friction characteristics. The Teflon particles themselves have a nominal diameter of 0.4 micron and are uniformly distributed. As the Teflon Electroless Nickel becomes worn, a new supply of particles is exposed, maintaining low friction, and Teflon-nickel may be heat treated to either harden the electroless nickel to further improve its durability, or to sinter the Teflon and produce a glazed, anti-stick surface.