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Tin is a silver-colored, ductile metal whose major application is to impart solderability to otherwise unsolderable base metals. Tin has generally good covering characteristics over a wide range of shapes. It is an electrolytic process available to you through the innovation of Plating Technology. Tin and its salts are reported to be non-toxic and non-carcinogenic and are approved for food container and food contact applications. It applies well to most base metals; will act as a stop-off barrier in nitriding high strength steels; has a bright appearance; and provides some corrosion resistance.

Tin does not tarnish easily and can serve as a low cost decorative finish, although care must be exercised in subsequent part handling as tin is a soft, ductile finish that can scratch or mar easily. Alloying tin with lead to reduce it’s melting point for soldering and to prevent "whiskering". See specific descriptions below for details on each of the various tin systems.

Tin is a good electrical conductor and has historically been utilized for its combined corrosion protection and conductivity in aerospace avionics radio frequency applications. For indoor environments, tin provides anti-corrosion properties to copper and copper alloys, and ferrous metals. Note that tin is not an optimal choice for corrosion protection where outdoor environments are expected.

Tin should be not less than 99.5% pure except where alloyed for special purposes. We have the capacity to plate a small 1/16" rivet to a 15 foot fabricated frame. Full quality control documentation can be provided per your needs.

Our plating process is monitored by our technicians to assure systems are operating properly and to permit selection of plating thickness, baking and post treatments.