uDiamond® Plating Additive for Electroless Nickel


Monodispersed highly zeta positive NanoDiamond plating additive for Electroless Nickel

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Increases the abrasion resistance of plated layers up to 200% by co-depostion of nanodiamond particles, without compromise to other coating parameters.  A new patented material and application.

Carbodeon uDiamond® Plating Additive specific characteristics of the solid material in dispersion:

  • Nanodiamond crystal size 4-6 nm
  • Nanodiamond content ≥ 97 wt.%
  • Oxidisable carbon content ≤ 2.5 wt.%
  • Metallic incombustible impurity content ≤ 1.2 wt.%

Carbodeon uDiamond® Plating Additive specific characteristics in the dispersion

  • Media:  aqueous
  • pH of dispersion 6-8
  • Concentration of nanodiamonds in dispersion 2.0 wt. %
  • Zeta potential: highly positive

Main application areas include

  • Food & pharmaceutical processing (reduced abrasion reduces material migration by 2/3).
  • Machine & Industrial parts
  • Electronics, micro-electronics
  • Automotive, aerospace

 Applicable Plating Systems

  • Low phosphorous electroless nickel plating
  • Medium phosphorous electroless nickel plating
  • High phosphorous electroless nickel plating
  • Increase in wear resistance: 200% (as measured by Taber Wear Index, in mid phosphorous electroless nickel).
  • Improvement in tribological properties (oleophilic diamond surface).


  • Is this a hard chrome replacement? uDiamond® Plating Additive For Electroless Nickel brings a substantial improvement to the performance of nickel plating and in certain applications has been used to enable hard chrome plating to be substituted with a nickel based alternative, however it is not designed to be a universal replacement for hard chrome.
  • Can I use this in Cr3 plating? Carbodeon is currently developing a new nanodiamond product optimised for use in Cr3 plating systems, please contact us.
  • Can I use this in any other plating systems? Carbodeon is constantly extending its application coverage, please contact us with your inquiry.


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