Chingford Technical Coatings Ltd

Zinc Plating & Chemical Blacking

Welcome to Chingford Technical Coatings Ltd, Berkshire based Electroplaters.

Overview: Chingford Technical Coatings Ltd offer precision surface finishing services for metal products, specialising in zinc electro-deposition and chemical blacking of steel & stainless steel.

Chingford Technical Coatings Ltd

Background: Chingfords was established in 1978 to cater for the electro-plating needs of local electronics firms who required coatings such as copper, silver and tin. In 2003 Steve Searle who had been working with the company for 18 years became the new Managing Director. Since inception the company has broadened its capacity to cater for the zinc plating and chemical blackening requirements of the general engineering sector.

Quotations: If you have a job you would like a quotation for please feel free to call. We are happy to talk about your requirements over the phone and are also available for consultation regarding all aspects of metal finishing.

Quality: We pay particular attention to detail and all our rack plating is carried out manually. We carry out zinc plating of general components to BS1706, and threaded components to BS3382. Our chemical blacking service is carried out to MIL-DTL-13924D.

Transport: We offer a transport service were required locally.

Electro-Deposition: We offer the following metal plating services:

Copper: Bright
Nickel: Bright & Dull
Silver: Decorative & Electronic
Tin: Bright
Zinc: Clear, Colour & Olive Drab

Chemical Conversion: We offer the following chemical conversion services:

Chemical Blackening:
Alocrom: 100, 1000 & 1200
Parco Lubrite:
Phosphating:
Anodising: Sulphuric, Chromic & Hard

Ancillary Services: We also offer a range of complimentary services including:

Chemical Etching
Chemical Stripping
Pickling
Chemical Cleaning
Bright Dipping
Etching Of Plastic
De-Greasing
De-Embrittlement
Masking
Shot & Bead Blasting
Polishing
Stove Enameling
Powder Coating

Market: We serve metal fabricators and engineers in the food, manufacturing, machinery, automotive, electronic and aerospace sectors as well as most other markets.

Location: Based in Maidenhead, berkshire close to the M4 and M40, Chingfords serve Reading, West London and the local regions.

Capacity.

Zinc Rack: We offer zinc plating on racks for items upto 6ft x 3ft x 3ft, in clear, colour and olive drab finishes working to BS1706.

Passivate
µm
H
µm
H
µm
H
µm
H
Yellow
5
72
8
120
12
192
25
360
Olive Drab
72
120
192
360
Clear
48
72
n/a
n/a
Blue
48
72
n/a
n/a
Black
48
72
n/a
n/a
None
24
48
90
192
The above table gives a general overview of the corrosion resistance in hours H of zinc plating with various passivate finishes for a given thicknesses of deposit µm based on a 5% neutral salt spray test. Note, we do not offer black zinc coatings.

Zinc Barrel: We operate 3 zinc plating barrels for items such as nuts, bolts, fasteners and brackets finishing in clear, colour and olive drab with a capacity of upto 1000kg/per day. We offer both hexavalent and trivalent coatings and work to BS3382 and BS1706 standards.

Passivate
Barrel Plated Parts
Rack Plated Parts
Clear
8
16
Blue
8
16
Black
24
48
Yellow
72
96
Olive Drab
72
120
Yellow & Oil
120
165
Olive drab & Oil
120
165
Minimum hours salt spray resistance for each type of passivation.

De-embrittlement: For high tensile components such as class 12.9 bolts, we offer a de-embrittlement service up to 300°C.

Chemical Blacking: Steel: We offer a chemical blacking service for mild steel components upto 1300mm x 600mm x 500mm weighing upto 500kg.

Chemical Blacking: Stainless-Steel: We offer a chemical blacking service for smaller stainless steel items.

Oil Coating: For both steel and stainless steel we offer a lanolin dip oil coating were required for extended life.

Standards: We work to the MIL-DTL-13924D standard which supercedes MIL-C-13924C.

Other Electro-Deposition Processes: We offer a range of other electro-deposition processes, primarily for the electrical and electronics market:

Copper - Bright
Nickel - Bright & Dull
Silver - Decorative & Electronic
Tin - Bright

Stainless Steel Passivating: We offer a stainless steel passivating service for items upto 3ft cubed. The service includes pickling and helps clean parts that cant be accessed manually by hand.

Chemical Blacking Brass & Copper Items: We offer a chemical blackening service for small brass and copper items upto 1ft cubed using EBENOL-C. For items with less than 66% copper content the parts must be copper plated first.

Phosphating: We offer a Phosphating service as well applying a final oil coating were required.

Anodising: We offer sulphuric, chromic & hard anodising in a range of colour's.

Type
Thickness µm
Corrosion
Resistance
Chromic
3-7
Mild
Sulphuric
3-25
Good
Hard
25-75
Very Good

Alocrom: We offer 100, 1000 and 1200 Alocrom. Alocrom is an electrically conductive finish which offers moderate corrosion protection and an excellent base for painting and powder coating.

Alocrom
Colour
Hexavalent
100
Blue/Green
No
1000
Clear
Yes
1200
Gold/Orange
Yes

Packaging: We take great care in ensuring that the metal finishes we apply arrive at both your site and your customers in pristine condition and as such use a variety of materials to package your goods before delivery including paper and bubble wrap.

Express Plating: Where possible we offer an express while you wait plating service for urgent jobs free of charge. Feel free to call now.

Other Services: We offer a range of other services including:

Chemical Etching
Chemical Cleaning & Pickling
Bright Dipping
Etching of Plastic
Gold Plating
De-embrittlement
De-Greasing
Masking
Shot & Bead Blasting
Polishing
Stove Enameling
Powder Coating

 

Contact.


Chingford Technical Coatings Limited
Denmark Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7BN.
Tel:
01628 635556
Fax:
01628 782118
Mobile: 0779 634 4664

Steve Searle
Managing Director