Nickel plating (electroplating)

Nickel is a metal with a wide range of uses. It is used both for technical and for decorative purposes.

Technical applications

Nickel is primarily used as an electrical conductor, as a barrier layer between the substrate and an electroplated layer and/or as corrosion protection. Different nickel layers have different properties and characteristics when it comes to conductivity, corrosion resistance, ductility etc. Nickel can be plated in multi-layer systems (duplex nickel) with multiple layers of different types of nickel. This gives the possibility to achieve more of the desired characteristics, for example good corrosions protection and a decorative surface. Feel free to contact us if you have questions about which type of nickel layer you should use!

Decorative nickel plating

The base material is vital for the surface finish of the nickel plating. By polishing or blasting the surface it is possible to achieve a shiny or a matte finish. Nickel is often combined with a thin layer (<1,0µm) of chrome plating (Cr3+). You can read more about this under chrome plating.

Provexa offers several types of nickel plating processes.
In Gothenburg we offer electroplated nickel on metals. The processes we can offer is bright nickel, semi-bright nickel, matte nickel and sulfamate nickel plating. All of the processes are possible to get both in a rack- and a barrel line.

On plastic we offer nickel plating with bright-, semi-bright- and matte nickel. Our plating on plastic processes takes place in our facility in Anderstorp.

We can also offer electroless nickel plating (autocatalytic). Read more about electroless nickel plating here.

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Our electroplated nickel processes

Bright nickel

Semi-bright nickel

Matte nickel

Sulfamate nickel


Base material:
Metals: Aluminium, zinc, steel, stainless steel copper and copper alloy
Plastic: PP- and ABS- Plastic


SS-EN ISO 1456

SS-EN ISO 1458

SS-EN ISO 4526

SS-EN ISO 4042