In general, electroplating improves a wide range of characteristics not inherently present in the base material. Some of these benefits include:
- Increased resistance to corrosion
- Improved hardness
- Superior strength
- Resistance to wear
- Improved ductility
Nickel is considered useful for electroplating metal because it provides superior ductility, corrosion resistance, and hardness. Electro nickel plating can also improve a product’s brightness and external appearance. Different nickel-plating chemicals incorporated into the process deliver anything from a semi-bright and fully bright cosmetic effect, to matte, pearl, or satin finishes.