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ZINC PLATING BRIGHTENERS

Product Name Description
ACID CHLORIDE ZINC PLATING
Lustra-Zinc® PCZ 770 Produces brilliant, uniform zinc deposits over a wide range of current densities. Has superior covering power. Plates difficult substrates such as cast and carbonitrided steels. This zinc plating brightener system has outstanding high temperature performance and stability.
Lustra-Zinc® PCZ 780 This zinc plating brightener contains superior free rinsing additives. Ideal for large volume barrel zinc plating lines. Operates at low zinc metal concentrations which results in less drag out and lower waste treatment costs. This zinc plating bath is less susceptible to iron contamination.
ALKALINE ZINC PLATING
Lustra-Zinc® ACF 4000 Improved low current density covering and throwing power. This zinc plating brightener is excellent for plating parts with deep recesses. Exceptional ductility at high current densities allowing for greater deposit thickness or for post plate shaping or crimping.
Lustra-Zinc® ACF 5000 This zinc plating brightener produces bright, ductile, blister-free zinc deposits with good plate distribution. Plate brightness is comparable to acid chloride deposits. Excellent performance in both high and low zinc metal systems. Contains no chelators. Very economical to use.
ALKALINE ZINC – NICKEL PLATING
Lustralloy ZNI Process Brightener system for zinc-nickel alloy electrodeposits containing 10-15% nickel which is evenly distributed throughout the coating.  Baths operate within a wide zinc concentration range (1.0-2.0 oz./gal.)  The alloy deposits will accept both conventional and high performance trivalent chromates.
MIXED CHLORIDE ZINC PLATING
Lustra-Zinc® AC 380 This zinc plating brightener contains superior free rinsing additives. Ideal for high volume barrel zinc plating operations. Zinc deposits have excellent receptivity to both hexavalent and trivalent chromate conversion coatings. This zinc plating bath is less susceptible to iron contamination.
Lustra-Zinc® AC 4030 Zinc plating baths operate at high temperatures – up to 120ºF. Contains built-in “stress reliever” that produces ductile deposits allowing for a greater plating thickness. Extremely tolerant to iron and organic contamination.
Lustra-Zinc® AC 4040 Produces brilliant uniform zinc deposits over a wide range of current densities. Operates at lower zinc metal concentrations which reduces drag out costs. This zinc plating brightener performs well in both barrel and rack operations.

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