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.

One-Plate® 2001


The One-Plate® 2001 system is a breakthrough in electroless nickel (EN) plating: a single solution that works for both make up and replenishment of an EN bath. It is an economical, bright, electroless nickel process designed to deposit a uniform, nickel-phosphorous alloy onto a great variety of metals, alloys, and non-conductors.

One-Plate® 2001 is the only component of the system, used for both bath make-up and replenishment.
Some advantages of the One-Plate® 2001 system are: unprecedented ease of use, RoHS compliant, bright deposit, self-regulating pH, excellent stability, long bath life, and consistent brightness and plating rate. The One-Plate® 2001 process meets or exceeds MIL-C-26074D and AMS 2404C.

Typical Deposit Properties:
Phosphorous Content 10-13% by wt.
  •  as plated
500 VHN100
  •  heat treated @ 400°C for 1 hr.
950 VHN100
Salt Spray (ASTM-B-117) 1000 hrs.
Stress slightly compressive
Magnetic Properties non-magnetic
Deposition rate 0.3 - 0.5 mil per hour
Preferred Operating Conditions:
  Range Optimum
Solution Temperature 83°- 87°C (181°-189°F) 85°C(185°F)
Solution pH 4.5 - 5.5 5.0
Bath Loading 0.3 - 1.0 ft2/gal 0.6 ft2/gal
Nickel Metal Concentration 4.5 – 5.5 gm/L 5.0 gm/L
H2PO2 Concentration 22.5 – 35.0 gm/L 25.0 gm/L
Agitation Mechanical or Filtered Air  
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