Creator of Composite Diamond Coating®

Surface Technology, Inc. is the creator and technical leader of CDC - Composite Diamond Coating®, an exceptionally engineered coating of electroless nickel with fine diamond. The synergy of these materials makes CDC an exceptionally hard and wear resistant coating. CDC conforms to even the most complex geometries and is an excellent replacement for chrome plating. STI makes CDC available via coating services from its production facility as well as chemical products sold directly, through a network of distributors, and by agreement with licensees worldwide.

Profile of our Company

Chemical Solutions Provider

STI manufactures and sells the most extensive portfolio of electroless nickel solutions for plating facilities to use around the globe. These include our Composite Diamond Coatings that are recognized as the best in class for hardness, wear resistance and can be made for smooth or high friction coating applications. Our low friction coatings combine electroless nickel chemicals with PTFE and boron nitride. The single component One-Plate® electroless nickel solutions created by STI have revolutionized the EN plating industry.  These chemical solutions are “made by platers for platers”, which means they meet the high quality, performance and economical needs that we know from first-hand experience are essential to a Top Shop in the plating industry.

  • Metal Finishing Services

    Since 1973, STI has operated our electroless nickel plating shop in NJ and over the years, we have developed processes, technologies and expertise that continues to set the standard for electroless plating services in the USA and abroad. With a focus on composite electroless nickel applications, STI is able to serve the most sophisticated applications in countless industries.  The dedicated team at STI takes this unprecedented first-hand practical plating experience and shares it with platers around the world directly and through a network of outstanding distributors of our chemical solutions.

    The unique synergy of these two primary activities has established STI as a world recognized innovative force in the metal finishing industry. As a result of these activities and the Company's pioneering research and development, STI has been granted over 100 U.S. and foreign patents, with more always pending.


Profile of our Founder


nathan-feldstein.pngAs a chemistry lecturer at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York, Nathan Feldstein became a leader in pioneering research of electroplating, manufracturing.  He won RCA outstanding achievement awards in 1968 and 1972 for pretreatment and plating developments that enabled production of the videodisc, which the company marketed as Selectavision for many years. Dr. Feldstein’s commitment to the surface finishing industry encompassed presenting papers and publishing research on his developments. In 1990, he authored the chapter on composite electroless plating for the book “Electroless Plating Fundamentals and Applications” published by the American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society. Dr. Nathan Feldstein was inducted into the Products Finishing Plating Hall of Fame in 2016 in recognition for his career of service to the finishing industry.

In total, Dr. Feldstein authored and presented more than 40 papers at national and international conferences and wrote more than 50 technical papers that were published around the world. He was chairman of the Electrochemical Society national meeting symposium on electrodeposition processes in the electronics industry, and a member of several AESF committees, including its paper committee. All of this was in addition to founding Surface Technology Inc. in 1973. Over his years, he has developed many patented formulations and processes that have helped mold how companies apply electroless nickel coatings today. For a list of patents embodying the technology invented by the founder of STI, please Click Here.

A Leader
in the Metal Finishing Industry