Silver Plating

Silver has a brilliant white metallic luster. Pure silver has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of all the metals as well as the lowest contact resistance before it has a chance to oxidize (tarnish). It has excellent lubricity and good corrosion resistance. Solderabiliy is excellent but decreases with age. The largest use of silver deposits is silverware. The second largest use is the electronics industry where large amounts are plated onto conductors, wave-guides and similar items to take advantage of the unsurpassed electrical conductivity. In most cases silver is plated over copper, copper alloys and copper plated aluminum.

Key Benefits:

Electrical Conductivity
Corrosion Resistance
Thermal Conductivity