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.


Diamond Coated Golf Clubs

Surface Technology, Inc. has made the golf industry's long awaited dream a clubs coated with diamond, the hardest material known to man. Please watch this video created by a passionate golf club refinisher to learn why STI is so excited to make Composite Diamond Coating® available for golf clubs.

Composite Diamond Coating® provides numerous important performance advantages for glof clubs as you can see on this page.

YouTube Channel for Electroless Nickel Best Practices

Surface Technology, Inc. (STI) is excited to announce the launch of our new YouTube channel dedicated to providing useful video content to the electroless nickel plating industry. Our channel features best practices on EN plating from our solar powered, zero discharge “Top Shop” facility, which we are proud to share with our viewers.
The YouTube channel will showcase information on plating procedures, One-Plate® single component electroless nickel, and advanced composite versions that can serve a wide range of functions. There are also videos with information on how to improve plating quality, productivity, and profitability.
STI will be frequently adding new videos, so we encourage you to:
1.Visit the channel.
2.Watch and “like” the videos.
3.Subscribe to the channel (free) so you will receive updates when new videos are posted.
4.Suggest any new video topics you think we should make.
5.Share the link to the channel to anyone that would be interested; and have them do 1, 2, 3, and 4 above.
Check out the electroless nickel channel at:

STI Achieves the Highest “Top Shop” Honor

STI has been selected as the #1 plating shop in the US plating industry for 2021.  The achievement was determined by Products Finishing Magazine’s comprehensive Top Shop program review of data for each shop for quality, productivity, investment, research/development, training, environmental compliance, and other factors. Click here to see the article.

Advanced Uses of One-Plate® EN

As the use of STI’s One-Plate® single component electroless nickel systems grows at an exceptional pace, platers are finding new advanced uses for the novel technology as highlighted in a Products Finishing Magazine.  Click here to see this article.

STI Recognized for 45 Years of Excellence

Products Finishing Magazine, the leading journal of the metal finishing industry, has published a feature article on STI's history and present achievements in plating technology, production, and environmental protection. Click here to see this article.

STI Goes Solar

STI flips the switch on our new solar electric generation system.  Our state of the art plating and manufacturing facility is now powered by the sun through 860 photovoltaic panels. This is in keeping with our commitment to the environment and providing our valued customers with the most economical services available.

The Future of Electroless Nickel is Here - One-Plate®

The most innovative process in electroless nickel has received a new level of recognition in our industry. Click here to read the feature article in the latest edition of Products Finishing magazine which highlights a case study on the large-scale commercial use of the One-Plate® EN process at a leading plating shop.

The most innovative process in electroless nickel has received a new level of recognition in our industry.   Click here to read the feature article in the latest edition of Products Finishing magazine which highlights a case study on the large-scale commercial use of the One-Plate® EN process at a leading plating shop. 
One-Plate® is the simplest electroless nickel bath ever!  The new One-Plate® EN system uses just one "Q" component for both makeup and replenishment. One-Plate® overcomes the many shortcomings of the decades-old practice of using three different components. Forget your A,B,C's.  All you need is Q.   
The One-Plate® 1001 system is super bright, medium phosphorous, RoHS, self pH maintaining, with a long life and low metal drag-out. The One-Plate® 2001 system has all the same features in a high phosphorous version.

These One-Plate® systems even work for composite EN plating with particles such as PTFE, diamond, boron nitride, silicon carbide, and others; making this technology even more versatile and convenient for the plater.

The United States Copyright Office has recognized STI with a certificate of registration for our data sheet format

STI is pleased to start the new year with good news for our electroless nickel solutions customers. The United States Copyright Office has recognized STI with a certificate of registration for our new and unique data sheet format. The first of its kind in the industry, two-part data sheet format features a "Base Document" as well as a spreadsheet "Parameters Page" for the specific bath being used. The Base Document provides a wealth of information on the features and properties of the EN system, and extensive guidance on trouble shooting. The Parameters Page automatically calculates the amount of each solution required for bath make-up and replenishment when the user inputs the bath size into the specified cells. This unique format works in Metric and Imperial measures, and provides the plater with the important information needed for daily operation of a bath without all the extraneous information in a conventional data sheet. It has already proven to be a convenient tool for both end users as well as distributors of our full line of proprietary EN solutions. To see a sample of our new two-part data sheet click here. For more information on these solutions, please click here or contact a technical service representative at STI.

FORGET YOUR A, B, C's - Now All You Need is Q

Introducing the new One-Plate® electroless nickel system. A single "Q" component for both the make-up and replenishment of EN baths that overcomes the many shortcomings of the decades old practice of using three or four different solutions. One-Plate® is the simplest bath ever: Keeps all ingredients in optimal concentrations. Avoids mistakes and contamination. Insures consistently high quality plating. Cuts shipping, storage, labeling, MSDS and other costly logistics.  It's that simple, so Click Here for more information on the breakthrough One-Plate® technology; or contact STI for direct and personal service.

Next Generation Electroless Nickel – PTFE

Surface Technology, Inc. continues to live up to its reputation and leadership position in the composite electroless nickel plating field.  This time it is through our development of electroless nickel-PTFE baths that are made without perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).  These substances have both been identified by regulatory agencies as problematic for environmental and health concerns.  A number of government agencies have already prohibited the use of PFOS and PFOA in their territories.  STI, therefore has pioneered the development of EN-PTFE plating systems that are made without PFOS and PFOA, yet preserve the performance and quality of the traditional EN-PTFE systems.  Even STI's revolutionary high speed NiSlip 515 EN-PTFE process is now available without PFOS and PFOA.  This important work has now been recognized in the granting of US Patent number 8,598,260 to STI for this latest invention.

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