SPECIFIC PLASTIC PLATING APPLICATIONS
Plastic plating is regularly used in the construction of electronic components and
accessories. Nickel and nickel-chromium plating is used to enhance the appearance
of the plastic trim on computers and mobile phones, as well as the various control
knobs, switched and buttons on a wide range of home electronics and electrical
Heat resistant products
Plastic parts exposed to extremely high temperatures during manufacturing or end
use can be vulnerable to heat damage. A metal coating can act as a thermal shield
that minimizes the risk.
Radio transmission products
Plating plastic antennas, RF filters or waveguides will protect them items when exposed to the elements and facilitate the transmission of radio signals.
Some perfume manufacturers are now using plastic bottle caps plated with metal to
make their packaging more attractive to prospective buyers. The metallic appearance
adds a touch of elegance that makes the bottle stand out on a store shelf.