Plated Steel


Pre-plated strip is produced by applying a thin layer of material onto the surface of another; less costly metal, commonly mild and stainless steels.  This can provide a decorative surface finish whilst reducing the cost of the material, making it ideal for a number of applications, including interior decorative features such as hand rails, light fittings, fireplaces, curtain poles and finials, jewellery design and automotive parts.  There are further benefits including improving corrosion resistance, solderability, wearability, paint adhesion, infrared reflectivity, friction reduction and altering the conductivity, depending on the combination of materials chosen.  Cost reduction has made plated products an increasingly popular choice.

Plated Strip Electrical Applications

There is a growing use of plated strip steel in electrical applications – driven by increasing metal prices of the traditional non-ferrous materials used by the electrical industry.

Typical applications include…

  • CONNECTORS
  • SWITCHGEAR
  • CIRCUIT BREAKER ARC PLATES

Some of the benefits plated strip offers are…

  • outstanding formability and shape
  • best in class corrosion resistance
  • excellent braze-ability/weld-ability, and post- plating properties
  • cost reduction from a complete material change, or by avoiding post-plating
  • lower environmental impact

We can supply a range of plated products and finishes to suit your needs including:

Brass Plated onto Mild Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  (bright, satin/brushed & antique)

Nickel Plated onto Mild Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . (bright, satin/brushed, mirror-black)

Chrome Plated onto Mild Steel . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (bright, satin/brushed)

Copper Plated onto Mild Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (bright)

Chrome Plated onto Stainless Steel …. . . . . . . . . .. . (bright, satin/brushed)