J&M Plating in Rockford, Illinois recently began processing zinc nickel in a new fully automated barrel electroplating line.
J&M is processing with the MacDermid Enthone ZinKlad 1000 (Clear) and ZinKlad 1000B (Black) finish systems, which are approved to many automotive and industrial OEM specifications. The company says these zinc nickel finish systems provide excellent corrosion resistance with salt spray performance that meets or exceeds 240 hours to white corrosion and 1000 hours to red rust. Zinc nickel is also a hard finish that has good resistance to abrasion. Other benefits of Zinc Nickel include high resistance to heat and UV light, and protection against galvanic corrosion where fasteners are in contact with aluminum in application.
Utilizing state-of-the art heat-treating, coating, plating, and sorting equipment while employing the most stringent of systems and procedures for process control, J&M Plating says it continually strives to exceed customer's quality and service performance expectations. J&M Plating is a 180,000 sq. ft. facility offering one stop shopping to the fastener and small stamping marketplaces. J&M is certified to the ISO9001:2008 quality standard and our heat-treating and plating laboratories are ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited in the area of testing-mechanical.
Since J&M Plating's beginning in 1986 as a zinc electroplater, the cornerstone of our business philosophy has been that our customers are our business partners. That philosophy still holds true today as a full service provider offering heat-treating, dip-spin coating, zinc electroplating, and sorting. In all of our business operations, our employees are constantly looking for ways to improve our business relationships and to truly become active partners in our goal of attaining a greater competitive advantage for each and every one of our customers as well as for us.