Stainless steel is very resistant to corrosion, and can therefore be used when the levels of hardness of the metal are important. But using electroless nickel plating as an alternative to stainless steel has many advantages. Mild steel or cast iron with an electroless nickel coating is a much more cost effective way of achieving high levels of hardness and corrosion resistance.
Stainless steel doesn’t corrode, rust or stain easily with water as ordinary steel would do, but despite its name, stainless steel is not actually fully stain proof. Stainless steel will in fact stain and even corrode in conditions where there are low levels of oxygen, high levels of salt or poor circulation.
If you are interested in the process of electroless nickel plating as a cheaper alternative to stainless steel, contact NiTEC on 0845 2243571 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll show you how much you can save.