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.

Electroless Nickel Plating Systems

The following is a list of Surface Technology, Inc.’s electroless nickel and composite electroless nickel plating systems.  All are available as coating services applied in STI’s production facility or as chemical solutions for use in your plating facility. 


Medium Phosphorous

100   Fully bright
One-Plate® 1001  Fully bright, lead and cadmium free, Single Component System

High Phosphorous

200   Maximum corrosion resistance
201   Maximum corrosion resistance, lead and cadmium free
One-Plate® 2001  Maximum corrosion resistance, lead and cadmium free, Single Component System

Low Phosphorous

300   High hardness as plated
301   High hardness as plated, lead and cadmium free


ENBO™ 70     Nickel-boron alloy (0.5-1% boron)
ENBO-HB™   Advanced Nickel-boron alloy




Composite Diamond Coating®

CDC®-1              1-micron diamond, extra smooth
CDC®-2             2-micron diamond, smooth
CDC®-4             4-micron diamond, smooth
CDC®-8             8-micron diamond, smooth, high density
CDC®-20           20-micron diamond, light texture
CDC®-40           40-micron diamond, textured

All Composite Diamond Coatings® also available in versions

Nano-Plate™ 250   Nano-meter diamond, ultra smooth
Nano-Plate™ 251   Lead and cadmium free version of Nano-Plate™ 250

Silicon Carbide

NiPLATE™ 700      Smooth, economical, hard, wear resistant
NiPLATE™ 730      Higher hardness as plated of the low phosphorous nickel alloy
NiPLATE™ 777      High-friction, hard


NiSLIP™ 510        Medium phosphorous for most applications
NiSLIP™ 511        Medium phosphorous, lead and cadmium free
NiSLIP™ 515        High speed, medium phosphorous, lead and cadmium free
NiSLIP™ 520        High phosphorous for maximum corrosion resistance
NiSLIP™ 521        High phosphorous, lead and cadmium free

Boron Nitride

NiSLIP™ 25         Low friction, high hardness

Authentication and Identification

Illumi-layer™      Phosphorescent for authentication/indicating layers
Trace Coat®         Composite Coatings with invisible markers for product identification and authenciation

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