Ami Doduco announced the availability of DODUBRONCE®-AF, its latest lead-free bronze coating for technological and decorative applications. DODUBRONCE-AF utilizes an electrolytic process to produce mirror-bright ductile layers of copper-tin-zinc alloys white in colour. The layers have low porosity and good resistance to corrosion and electrical contact welding.
Bronze coatings are typically used in connectors for automotive and communication applications and as finishes for jewellery and metalware. Unlike ordinary bronze coatings that use lead as a brightener, DODUBRONCE-AF meets the growing need for lead-free end products. It is accredited under the Öko-Tex Standard 100 as being lead-free and thus suitable to the human ecological environment.
“DODUBRONCE-AF is the product of intense ongoing research and development aimed at helping customers eliminate potentially harmful materials from their products and comply with the latest regulations,” said Karl-Heinz Funke, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing at Ami Doduco. “This effort enables our customers to focus more on the needs of their end-markets.”