There are many ways to plate a base metal with gold and, here at Karas Plating, we are well-versed in all of them, producing exceptional results every time. Gold-plated components are of immense use within the electronics industry. This is largely due to the plating’s heat and corrosion resistance, as well as its high levels of conductivity. A versatile plating technique, it remains one of our most popular processes.
Manganese phosphate coating is a process that is used on steel and iron products alone. By submerging the base components into a diluted phosphoric acid solution, we produce a hard-wearing and resilient coating with a unique crystalline structure. Its natural resistance to friction gives it many applications.
We provide both rack and barrel plating techniques to create smooth and even finish to your various components. We use rack plating for larger components, slotting them into a static metal rack to keep them steady during the plating process. Barrel plating is better used for smaller components, as it can hold dozens, if not hundreds during each application.
Here at Karas, we deliver an extensive range of finishing processes to our clients all over the country. Whatever your specific requirements might be, we have the tools, the materials and, above all, the expertise to meet them in full.
Based in the historic town of Leigh in Lancashire, we provide electroplating, surface coating, and metal finishing processes to clients across the UK. With more than seventy years in the industry, we have a reputation for excellence that is well-earned. We employ a “four cornerstones” work ethic that ensures the highest standards of quality and service.
Over the last 70+ years, we have established ourselves as a name to be relied upon in the plating industry. Our “four cornerstones” philosophy ensures that our clients are at the forefront of everything we do as a business.
At Karas Plating, all of our staff are highly trained metal finishing professionals. Our processes and our team are fully accredited and approved in all key metal finishing areas. These include:
Environment Permit: FP3636YZ
ISO 9001 (Quality)
ISO 14001 (Environmental)
OHSAS 18001 (Health & Safety)
Additionally, our processes incorporate instant X-ray testing of all plated deposits and solution analysis to ensure the quality of every job meets your exacting standards.
Whatever size of order you put through to us at Karas Plating, we can ensure a fast and efficient turnaround. We operate with a minimum downtime, utilising a quarter of our workforce on maintenance and process control alone. In addition, we operate with a 24-hour shift capacity, our team of dedicated operatives working in shifts round the clock, ensuring even the largest orders are completed on time.
At Karas, we always have at least three senior members of staff available to discuss your requirements with you, from production times to pricing. With a decision maker always at hand when you call, there is no hanging around waiting for a quote or confirmation.
At Karas, we continually develop our specialist processes to meet any difficult requirements and ensure peak performance for our existing ones. We have a highly experienced team to provide effective solutions to even the most complex plating problems.