Galvanise yourself with zinc electrolyte from Dr. Galva
With the high-quality zinc electrolyte from Dr. Galva, you can give your workpieces reliable corrosion protection and long durability. The high-performance zinc electrolyte was specially developed for use outside the commercial sector and convinces with high-quality results.
- weakly acidic zinc electrolyte
- high deposition rate with high current Efficiency
- very good depth scattering
- environmentally friendly, as without cyanides and ammonium
- high-brightness zinc with good lustre
- very high cloud point
- 30 g zinc per litre
Our high-quality zinc electrolyte is suitable for all galvanic processes. This includes bath electroplating as well as barrel and pin electroplating. As a weakly acidic electrolyte, the high-gloss zinc convinces with a high deposition rate and a uniform coating.
Dr. Galva Zinc Electrolyte contains neither cyanides nor ammonium. This makes the product relatively environmentally friendly and the harmful effects on waste water are greatly reduced due to the absence of ammonium.
The electrolyte is enriched with special additives that are activated in the cathodic boundary phase. This prevents the formation of dendritic zinc, ensuring a consistently flawless zinc coating.
Corrosion protection for many applications
Since Dr. Galva's zinc electrolyte is suitable for all galvanic processes, the product has a particularly wide range of applications. As an electrolyte for pin electroplating, the zinc electrolyte is even suitable for components that cannot be removed. In this way, you can also galvanise parts that are firmly attached to a workpiece or a piece of equipment and reliably protect them from corrosion.
Workpieces made of iron, steel, copper and copper alloys are suitable for galvanising with our zinc electrolyte. Titanium, aluminium and chrome cannot be galvanised with this electrolyte. For the protection of aluminium, please use our basic copper electrolyte as well as our aluminium activator - zincate for pre-treatment.
Whether you want to galvanise screws or components of a vehicle body: With the zinc electrolyte from Dr. Galva you will always get high-quality results.
Pre-treatment of the workpieces
As the electrolyte is weakly acidic, it is essential to clean the materials thoroughly before galvanising. Especially workpieces made of iron must be completely derusted. Use special rust remover for this and finish the pre-treatment with an effective degreaser. In the case of stubborn rust deposits, mechanical pre-treatment with suitable tools such as brushes or grinders is necessary. If scale and associated black discolouration forms as a result of grinding, remove it with degreaser and by additional mechanical finishing, if necessary.
Correct application of zinc electrolyte
After the workpieces have been thoroughly cleaned, the electroplating process begins. Please use zinc or graphite anodes as anode. At the beginning of the galvanic process, pay attention to the gas development directly on the object. If a clearly visible and high number of gas bubbles forms, regulate the current intensity downwards. No or only very low gas formation is desirable.
Parameters (these may vary, please test):
- tank plating: 0.5-3.5V (approx. 2V recommended at 10cm distance)
- brush plating: 3-7V (approx. 5V recommended)
- current density: 0.25-2A/dm² (up to 5A/dm² with bath movement)
- working temperature: 15-60°C
- deposition rate: approx. 0.8µm/min at 2A/dm² and 20°C
Identification of the mixture:
Zinc plating solution
(Contains zinc sulphate)
Signal word: Danger
H318 Causes serious eye damage.
H411 Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
P102 Keep out of reach of children.
P103 Read carefully and follow all instructions.
P280 Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P310 Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor.
P501 Dispose of contents/container according to regional/national regulations. Do not discard with household waste.