Rotogravure Plating Chemicals

Plating Chemicals & Accessories

Boric Acid

Sizes Available:

  • 50 lb bag Powder - Item #: CH9-520
  • 55 lb bag


Brass Brushes

Round brush for speed shaft without groove with spanner holes

Sizes Available:

  • Item #: CH10-BR125
  • Item #: CH10-BR-125NS
  • Item #: CH10-BR-125SH

Carbon Brushes

Contact brushes for all American and European equipment. Custom designing also available. with Plug With Shoe Martin Tank.

Sizes Available:

  • Item #: CH17-KW150P
  • Item #: CH17-KW110S
  • Item #: CH17-KW150S
  • Item #: CH17-MB184L

Carbon Filter Bags

  • 20 lb. Bag    Item # 007-0198
  • 30 lb. Bag    Item # 007-0198/30

Carbon Filter Tubes

For removing organic contaminants from copper plating solutions, using activated carbon as the filtering medium.

Sizes Available:

  • CH1-02C ---- 20" long
  • CH1-01C ---- 10" long

Caustic Soda

50% Membrane Grade

55 Gal. Drum

Item #CHH-CS/50

Caustic Soda Flake


Centrifuge Tubes


Item #119.005

Charcoal Blocks

Many sizes available. Specific information available upon request.

Item #123.246

Chemical Analysis

COPPER ANALYSIS: To be checked for:

  • Chloride only
  • Chloride & Contaminants
  • Chloride & Iron
  • Chloride, Iron & Copper Sulfate
  • Copper Sulfate, Sulfuric Acid & Chloride
  • Copper Sulfate, Sulfuric Acid, Chloride & (oil & grease)
  • Copper Sulfate, Sulfuric Acid, Chloride, Nickel & Iron
  • Copper Sulfate, Sulfuric Acid, Chloride, Nickel, Iron & Chrome

CHROME ANALYSIS: To be checked for:

  • Chromic Acid, Sulfuric Acid
  • Iron, Chloride
  • Chromic Acid, Sulfuric Acid, Trivalent Chrome
  • Chromic Acid, Sulfuric Acid, Trivalent Chrome, Iron & Chloride
  • Chromic Acid, Sulfuric Acid, Trivalent Chrome, Iron, Chloride, Copper & (oil & grease)

NICKEL ANALYSIS: To be checked for:

  • Nickel Sulfate, Nickel Chloride, Boric Acid
  • Nickel Sulfate, Nickel Chloride, Boric Acid, Ph, Iron as Fe

Chemical Test Kits

Test Kits Available:

  • Nickel Sulfate
  • Nickle Chloride & Boric Acid
  • Chromic Acid in Chromium Plating Solution
  • Chloride Test Kit  CH0-181
  • Sulfuric Acid in Acid Copper Solution
  • Copper Sulfate

Chrome Catalyst

  • 5 Gal. Container   Item #CH-CT
  • 55 Gal. Drum  Item #CH-CT/55

Chrome Catalyst for Fluoride Chrome

  • 5 Gal. Container   Item #CH-CTF

Chrome Re-Etch Powder

This powder is used with Chrome Re-Etch Solution to speed up the re-etching time. Packaged as a powder in either a 1 lb container or 15 lb bucket.

Sizes Available:

  • 1 lb container - Item #: CH29-103P
  • 15 lb bucket - Item #: CH29-103P/15

Chrome Re-Etch Solution

This solution is used to re-etch rotogravure cylinders without having to dechrome. The area which is to be re-etched must be cleaned with an efficient degreasing product such as ROTO-VIT or ROTO-BRIL. Wait until the area is completely dry and then ink it with re-etching ink the same way you would roll up a copper cylinder. All areas which do not have to be re-etched should be covered with lacquer.

Sizes Available:

  • Item #: CHH29-103CR/1

Chrome Solution Standard


Chromic Acid Solution

Concentration 500 g/l

Item #CHH-CA

Chromic Acid w/Catalyst

  • Concentration 500 g/l
  • 55 Gal. Drum  Item #CHH-CACT/55


Conservation Solution

This solution is used to provide the surface of a finished cylinder with a temporary protective layer. It is supplied in liquid form in gallon containers. Cylinders stored after grinding and polishing can be protected from oxidation for weeks.

Sizes Available:

  • 1 gallon container - Item #: CH10-599

Contact Grease

Copper-based contact grease for use in lubricating plating adaptors, carbon brushes and buss bars where high current transmission and lubrication is required.

Sizes Available:

  • 1 kg container - Item #: CH2-343

Copper Carbonate

Item #CH-CUC

Copper Selective Etching Solution

Sizes Available:

  • 25 kg container - Item #: CH29-15680

Copper Solution Standard


Copper Sulfate

Sizes Available:

  • 50 lb bag cyrstals  Item #CHH-CSUL/50CR
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