Nickelbath Recycling

With the UV evaporator we offer the best solution for increasingly high prices of raw materials.

Watts nickel plating baths can be used with minimal wastage and maximum availability, as disturbing organic material is permanently kept under control. The high plating quality opens new applications and extends the bath life time. Thus, production costs are reduced. All resources normally drained with the rinse water are recycled and returned to the plating solution. Therefore, also disposal costs are reduced, and at the same time the raw material efficiency is increased.

Even without returning the rinsing water into the plating process, the elimination of the organic by-products leads to an electrolyte that is permanently working optimally at the highest performance and with minimum wastage.

Another advantage when using this technology, is that the treated bright nickel bath also can be applied as electrolyte for semi-bright, dull or satin Ni, as this can eliminate all brighteners. The excess from bright-nickel is best used in this application, and saves money in two ways:

1. No waste water treatment is needed, and thus, no costs for disposing resources.

2. 100% of the resources are used in-house at best quality without paying twice for the same resources.

Recycling of Acid Copper Electrolytes

Our UV technology offers a wirde range of possibilities in the field of acid copper electrolytes from DC-plating (GMF and electronics) to pulse plating (pattern, panel, via filling, thick boards). The simplest method is to treat the baths only to eliminate the bad organic by-products formed in the plating process. This keeps the plating process permanently at a high-grade production and quality level. A further feature of the UV evaporator is the integrated rinse water recycling. Here, depending on the design, either part or the whole rinse water can be returned into the production process avoiding costs of waste water treatment.

Through all these processes, the organic by-products are eliminated and the plating quality can be maintained at 100%. The highest availability of the plating process is kept with minimum wastage and thus at significantly lower production costs. If the rinse water is recycled, costs of wastage are further reduced.

Germ Control of TSAA-Baths

TSAA baths contain chelates, which are bioavailable. Therefore, germs, especially fungi can develop in the process solution, if no germ control is comprised in the process.  Carrying these into the rinsing process can lead to an exponential growth of their number, as the lower osmotic pressure offers better conditions for microorganisms to flourish. Our solution to this problem is to combine the cooling of the bath and a UV disinfection with our UV evaporator.