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 particularly 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
As 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 car 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.
The following parameters serve only as a guide:
-Bath electroplating 3 - 4.5V
-pin plating 4 - 8 V
-current density 1 - 10 A/dm²
The deposition rate at a temperature of 20°C is 2.5A/dm² at approximately 1 µm per minute.
Safety instructions for the use of zinc electrolyte
Zinc electrolyte is a weakly acidic product and therefore corrosive. Therefore, contact with skin and eyes may cause severe burns or eye damage. Always wear appropriate personal protective equipment such as acid-proof gloves as well as safety goggles when working with the electrolyte. Protect the forearms, the body and also the legs with suitable protective clothing and footwear.
The electrolyte should only be processed in well-ventilated rooms, as inhaling the vapours can be harmful to health.
Our experts for electroplating will be pleased to inform you in detail about the advantages of our zinc electrolyte as well as the detailed use, the preparation of the workpieces or about other products for the protection of various workpieces. Contact us via our contact form or give us a call. We will be happy to advise you comprehensively about our products.
Marking of the mixture:
(contains zinc sulphate, boric acid)
Signal word: Danger
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H411: Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
P260: Do not breathe aerosol.
P273: Avoid release into the environment.
P280: Wear protective gloves/eye protection/face protection.
P301 + P330 + P331: IN case of ingestion: Rinse out mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
P303 + P361 + P353: IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove all contaminated clothing immediately. Wash skin with water or shower.
P305 + P351 + P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if possible. Continue rinsing.
P501: Dispose of contents/container to an approved waste disposal facility.